Robbie Williams pays tribute to Shane Warne at the AFL Grand Final
Robbie Williams made the crowd roar when he dedicated a song to Australia’s biggest rock star, Shane Warne.
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Robbie Williams pays tribute to Shane Warne
Robbie Williams took to the MCG stage on Saturday ahead of the historic showdown between the Sydney Swans and Geelong Cats.
The English pop star sang her 1997 hit Let Me Entertain You to kick off the pre-match performance this year. Afterwards, she sang Rock DJ before releasing her most recent song, Lost.
Additionally, Williams went on to sing her rendition of the ballad Angels. He dedicated it to the late cricket legend Shane Warne.
The 48-year-old singer announced: “This next song is dedicated to one of Australia’s biggest rock stars, Shane Warne. Love you Warnie!
Additionally, the camera cut to the dais where Warne’s grieving children, Brooke and Jackson, were in the crowd.
If you didn’t know, Warne passed away earlier this year in March while on vacation in Thailand. He was 52 years old and died of natural causes.
Additionally, Williams paid yet another tribute to a different Australian legend. She dedicated You’re the Voice to John Farnham.
The 73-year-old music icon recently underwent reconstructive jaw surgery. He underwent surgery last month to remove a tumor after being diagnosed with mouth cancer.
He currently resides in a rehabilitation center and his recovery is reportedly “moving in the right direction.”
However, it is unclear if Farnham will be able to sing or act in the future given the nature of her surgery.
Fans react to Robbie Williams tribute
Fans have keeled over the internet after seeing Robbie Williams pay tribute to Shane Warne. They took to different social media platforms to share their feelings.
One fan wrote: ‘OMG. A tribute to Shane Warne. Singing You are the voice of John Farnham. Robbie Williams is money well spent. Good job, AFL.
Robbie Williams covering John Farnham.
Amazing.#TelstraPreMatch | #AFLGF pic.twitter.com/KaWgOeIHe9
– AFL (@AFL) September 24, 2022
A second said: ‘Robbie dedicating a song to Warnie and hearing the crowd sing along is amazing.’
Additionally, a third user shared, ‘Dedicating Angels to Warnie. Robbie just won the keys to the city.
Another chimed in saying: ‘Not Robbie dedicating angels to Warnie and the camera going straight to Brooke and Jackson warne.’
Robbie Williams’ performance in the AFL Grand Final was
Brilliant spectator, and paid his respects to the recovery of John Farnham and the memory of Shane Warne. The local Australian dancers and musicians and our fantastic Delta Goodrem also made us all proud. 👏👍😎
— William Skinner (@William59062992) September 24, 2022
Meanwhile, someone else commented: ‘Robbie dedicates Angels to our own Angel. Warnie.
A different user mentioned: “Robbie Williams this is a stalemate of sorts dedicating a song to Warnie absolutely brilliant.”
It was amazing, the only thing that would have been even more is Delta singing Hopeless Devoted
— Amplespark (@amyMatt95808798) September 24, 2022
Nice touch of Robbie Williams dedicating angels to Shane Warne and making John Farnhams the voice in the afl grand final. pic.twitter.com/cgn81y8Vgm
— TheArtetaMoney (@Snagman75) September 24, 2022