She has the big voice, big hair and a forthcoming album called Superwoman.

But one-time Australian Idol starlet Paulini Curuenavuli hasn’t attained diva status just yet.

I have had so many people say -˜you’re a diva’, she tells Sydney Star Observer.

I’m not. I’m so far from that.

On the new album there’s a track called Superwoman and it talks about a young girl who’s telling her partner, -˜I’m not a superwoman, I’m just like every other girl.’

That’s why I chose that theme. When I wake up in the morning I look exactly like every other girl -“ or maybe worse, she laughs.

The Fijian-born singer, who came fourth in the first season of Australian Idol in 2003, is similarly down-to-earth about her position in the ego-driven music game.

I definitely wouldn’t say I’ve made it or that I’m an established artist. I think the [new] album will tell me that.

With Superwoman and its infectious first single Rough Day, Paulini is staking success on a change of style this time round.

The other album [2004’s One Determined Heart] was very soft and really mellow, the singer says.

I still wanted to be that but with the imaging and with the songs I wanted to put a more hardcore sound to it.

There are a lot more dance tracks, more up-tempo stuff.

I just want people to know that I’m fun and that I’ve grown up. I’m not the young girl that I was on Idol anymore, and I’ve come out of my shell I think.

Paulini’s reinvention post-Australian Idol has involved braving reality TV makeover show Celebrity Overhaul.

And like many an aspiring pop princess, the 23-year-old has also put in a couple of appearances at Arq.

I love it there. It definitely is one of the best places to perform, she says.

It’s a great vibe.

Paulini’s gay fans might even see their favourite non-diva at the Mardi Gras party some time soon.

Oh my gosh! I’ve been wanting to, she says. I’ve been asking them for me to get a gig on that.

Nothing’s really happened but I definitely want to.

Rough Day is out now through Sony BMG. Superwoman will be released on 12 March.

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