The Grand Final pre-match entertainment will have an Australian flair on stage alongside megastar Robbie Williams.
When asked a few days ago, rumors swirled that AFL boss Gillon McLachlan remained coy and Australian Golden Girl Kylie Minogue had joined Williams.
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McLachlan declined to answer, but told SEN’s Gerald Waitley that a surprise act was due to be announced.
The news was confirmed Thursday afternoon as Australian pop star Delta Goodrem will join the entertainment festival as a surprise act.
“This year’s Telstra pre-match and halftime entertainment is shaping up to be one of the greatest Grand Finals musical spectacles of all time,” said Kylie Rogers, Executive GM of the AFL’s Customer and Commercial Division.
“Knowing how great Australian music talent is, we are delighted to welcome Goanna, Christine, Emma, Tasman, Will and many local stars to celebrate the end of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership season and awards. We are delighted to welcome you to the MCG, this year’s premiere.
“We thank Telstra for their support of entertainment this year and look forward to welcoming 100,000 fans back to the MCG on the last Saturday in September.”
Goodrem swept the AFL Finals with a frenzied performance of the national anthem before the Demons and Lions rocked their horns, but Breathtaking McLachlan.
In a video that quickly went viral on social media, Goodrem can be seen singing to a packed crowd inside the MCG before inviting the AFL boss to join her.
Without missing a beat, McLachlan steps up and immediately begins whisking Goodrem with moves that would put Kevin Bacon to shame.
As Goodrem tried to continue singing one of her hits, McLachlan swirled her around and took a dip, to a standing ovation from the crowd.
AFL Grand Final Day Schedule (AEST)
1:25pm: Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter Jr.
1:26pm: Toyota Hilux Car Grand Final Motorcade
1:33 p.m.: Mike Brady
1:40pm: Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment – Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem
14:11 Umpire entrance, Toyota Stadium pitching
2:13pm – 2:16pm: Team Entry
14:24: MC Hamish McLachlan – National Approval
14:25: Delivery of the 2022 Premiership Cup by Premiership Cup Ambassador Bachar Houli
14:26: National anthem by Katie Noonan
14:28: Coin toss
14:30: 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Finals start
AFL News 2022: Delta Goodrem and Robbie Williams, Grand Final Entertainment, Start Times, How to Watch, Schedule
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