Jessica Mauboy Apologises To Fans For Melbourne Cup No-Show

04/11/2015 8:19 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Jessica Mauboy performs during the NRL Second Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on September 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Pop star Jessica Mauboy has revealed a last-minute mix-up is behind her surprise no-show at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.

Mauboy had been scheduled to sing the national anthem at Flemington, but was mysteriously replaced at the last moment by Nadia Aya.

Fairfax Media reported that the ARIA winner declined to wear shoes provided by Melbourne Cup sponsor Myer, while her management on Wednesday described it as a "miscommunication with her styling team".

Mauboy apologised to fans via her Facebook page and Twitter account on Wednesday, assuring them she had been "really looking forward to it".

"Thank you to everyone for all the messages of concern, I am OK," she wrote.

Thank you to everyone for all the messages of concern, I am OK. I am so sorry I didn't perform at the Melbourne Cup...

Posted by Jessica Mauboy on Tuesday, 3 November 2015


"I am so sorry I didn't perform at the Melbourne Cup yesterday, I was really looking forward to it and of all the days for things to go wrong, unfortunately this was the one.

"I am so sorry to everyone for the disappointment xxxx JM."

Victorian Racing Club boss Simon Love said on Wednesday he was "very disappointed" Mauboy did not perform.

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