Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem receives mixed reaction after Melbourne Cup Day performance

The songstress and Victoria Racing Club ambassador opened the pre-race entertainment with a powerful display, but many viewers were left scratching their heads.

Goodrem’s performance began with a pre-recorded segment of her in a paddock at Twin Hills Stud in Cootamundra, in the NSW Riverina, singing her song Keep Climbing on a grand piano.

Then, dressed in a showstopping orange silk gown with prominent shoulder pads, she belted out a medley of power ballads live at Flemington, with the assistance of a group of back-up singers, each wearing an orange neck scarf.