No matter who takes on the challenge of playing the role of Olivia Newton-John, people will definitely have a lot to say about you.
That’s exactly what happened for Delta Goodrem after the premiere of the ONJ TV biopic last night, Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You.
Many viewers took to social media to express their opinions on the Channel Seven movie.
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Some praised Delta’s performance.
i've already teared up watching olivia just from hearing delta sing
— georgia (@gigaroxe) May 13, 2018
— Steph (@tennessteph13) May 13, 2018
However, others weren’t so quick to praise Delta’s performance of Olivia.
One viewer said there was a bit of a “disconnect” with The Voice judge playing the role of Olivia.
Watching #Olivia now. Not hating but the young actress could have been Olivia the whole film. When I see Delta I see Delta – i dont see Olivia. Its too much of a disconnect for me.
— Karlifornia Infirri (@CrudeNTattooed) May 13, 2018
Another called Delta a “distraction to the story”.
Delta is a distraction to the story. Should never have cast her. #Olivia
— Ayal Tusia (@AyalTusia) May 13, 2018
It appears for some Delta’s performance in the biopic prompted a campaign for the 33-year-old to perform at Eurovision next year.
— Robin Illingworth (@bobillingworth) May 13, 2018
Now, we’d love to see that.
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