Delta Goodrem just did something so unusual, so unexpected and so mind blowing – that it sparked mass outrage on social media.
On last night’s episode of The Voice, the 32-year-old acted like she was some kind of judge on a televised singing competition. I mean, what?
She behaved like someone was paying her to listen to aspiring singers perform and critique their singing voices.
— The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) May 14, 2017
When Brisbane law student Liz Conde sang Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You on last night’s episode, Delta was just not that into it. So in a judge-like fashion she critiqued the performance.
Delta shook her head and said ‘no’ throughout the performance and when it was finished, she gave Conde a little feedback.
“You know what, I don’t want to bring down the mood (but) I found that a little confusing,” she said to Conde.
“I found that quite hard to connect to,” Goodrem explained. “I feel like there’s a little bit of instinct missing. The exciting news is that means you’ve got so much more to grow from. You know, there’s a lot to work on.”
When Conde left the stage, Delta turned to her fellow judges – Kelly Rowland and Boy George – and said, “Everything about that was my least favourite performance”.
It seems like fair commentary from someone who’s paid to be a reality TV judge, but viewers of The Voice were not impressed with Delta’s feedback. They expressed their disappointment in Delta on social media and some of them got a little bit personal.