Come back Tay Tay: Singer John Paul Young is blasted for his performance at the Melbourne Cup as punters accuse him of MIMING after he was brought in to replace Taylor Swift
- John Paul Young, 69, belted out classic hit Love Is In The Air at Melbourne Cup
- Taylor Swift pulled out months ago due to a scheduling clash with her Asia tour
- Viewers slammed the Scottish-Australian and some accused him of miming
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Melbourne Cup 2019: Singer John Paul Young is blasted for his …
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John Paul Young has been savaged by viewers for his performance at the Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup 2019: Singer John Paul Young is blasted for his …
But viewers slammed the Scottish-Australian on social media and some even accused him of miming even though he wasn’t.
‘John Paul Young is producing the worst miming performance of all time,’ wrote one viewer.
Another said the performance was a huge let down compared to global superstar Swift.
‘Going from Taylor Swift to a nobody like John Paul Young only shows that it’s baby boomers interested in the cup,’ one wrote.
Swift pulled out in September, citing a calendar clash.
In a statement Michael Gudinski from Mushroom Events said: ‘Regrettably, Taylor is no longer able to make it to this year’s Melbourne Cup.
Taylor Swift performs in LA in October. She pulled out of the cup in September
‘Changes to her Asian promo schedule have made it logistically impossible for her to be here. To all of Taylor’s fans, we hope to see Taylor in Australia in 2020.’
Victoria Racing Club Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said: ‘The VRC has learned that Taylor Swift is now unable to make the trip to Australia and therefore cannot be with us on Melbourne Cup Day.’
‘Obviously, this is disappointing for everyone. We understand how important the pre-Cup entertainment is and we look forward to providing an update shortly,’ he said.
The announcement came after Taylor faced major criticism from animal rights activists after it was announced she will be headlining the event.