Robbie Williams rocks AFL grand remaining pre-match leisure with Delta Goodrem and Shane Warne tribute — however no Kylie Minogue


A tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne, bagpipes and sparkly disco balls have featured in a jam-packed pre-match musical efficiency by UK singer Robbie Williams.

Williams was joined by Delta Goodrem in entrance of tens of 1000’s of followers readying for the conflict between Geelong and Sydney.

Williams was locked in because the headline performer again in July, saying on the time he was “so excited” to be performing on the MCG. 

He and the AFL had teased a star-studded line-up for the remainder of the ultimate’s leisure, which within the weeks main as much as the sport led to rumours he is perhaps joined by Kylie Minogue.

It was confirmed on Thursday he can be joined on stage by one other homegrown pop star in Goodrem.

After a Welcome to Nation by Uncle Colin Hunter Jr, the day’s first musical act was, after all, Mike Brady performing Up There Cazaly.

Wearing sizzling pink, Williams began his set atop a gold podium which descended right down to floor degree.

As he carried out hit Let Me Entertain You, surrounded by gold-clad dancers, he made his option to the stage in the midst of the ‘G.

Regardless of a couple of minor technical hiccups – some backup singers’ microphones have been off for a call-and-response introduction to Rock DJ — Williams and his spandex-covered dancers commanded the gang.

A fastidiously choreographed mixture of stagework and tune noticed a grand remaining act many have described as among the best of all time.(Channel Seven)

Forward of latest album monitor Misplaced (XXV), Williams advised the gang they might get by the “compulsory new tune” collectively.

After a rousing rendition of Really feel, he devoted subsequent tune Angels to cricketer Shane Warne, who died unexpectedly this 12 months.

“Love you Warney,” Williams stated of his good friend, who he referred to as “one in all Australia’s best rockstars”.

In one other nod to Australiana, he then lined John Farnham’s You are the Voice, which he referred to as the unofficial nationwide anthem of Australia. A bagpipe band joined the refrain as archive photos of Farnsy flooded the display.

Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem perform during the 2022 AFL grand final pre-match show.
Delta Goodrem joined Robbie Williams to sing the duet Children, which Williams and Kylie Minogue launched in 2000.(Getty Photographs: Quinn Rooney)

He welcomed Delta Goodrem on stage for a rendition of the 2000 hit Children — a duet he initially carried out with Minogue.

In a shiny sizzling pink jumpsuit much more eye-catching than Williams’s personal getup, Goodrem held her personal in the course of the tune that lastly quashed the Kylie rumours.

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The half-time leisure boasts large names like G Flip, The Mood Entice that includes Budjerah and Ngaiire, Goanna with Shane Howard, Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith and William Barton and The Australian Women Choir.

The power was excessive on the MCG for the primary grand remaining in Melbourne in three years.

The largest sport of the 12 months has been marred by a evaluate by the Hawthorn Soccer Membership which unearthed accusations that key figures on the membership intimidated and separated younger First Nations gamers from their households.

The AFL has dedicated to an exterior investigation into the allegations.



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