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Katie Noonan ‘nervous’ to sing the National Anthem at the AFL Grand Final

Katie Noonan admits she’s ‘nervous’ to sing the National Anthem at the AFL Grand Final and reveals the one technical issue that could make the performance VERY difficult

Katie Noonan is arguably one of Australia’s most talented and respected vocalists.

But the former George frontwoman has admitted that she’s feeling the nerves ahead of her rendition of the National Anthem at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne.

Speaking to The Project on Friday night, the 45-year-said said: ‘I’m excited, I’m nervous. I’m excited all at once!’

Katie Noonan (pictured) told The Project on Friday that she’s feeling the nerves ahead of her rendition of the National Anthem at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne 

The songstress said that she’s been focused on not messing up the lyrics.

‘The big thing is “one and free” not “young and free”. And that threw me,’ she said.

Katie also said that there are some technical challenges that come with performing to 100,000 people. 

Due to the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, there will be a three-second delay in the sound.

Katie also said that there are some technical challenges that come with performing to 100,000 people, including a three-second delay in hearing herself

Katie also said that there are some technical challenges that come with performing to 100,000 people, including a three-second delay in hearing herself

‘It’s tricky, by the time I get to “rejoice” they’re starting “Australians”,’ she explained.

‘Because of the delay,’ she continued. ‘It’s more than second, it’s about three.’

Katie will have to rely on her in-ear monitor, which will be feeding her back her own voice in real time. 

‘You just have to listen to that and stay focused while everyone else is singing at a different point in the song.’

Katie will have to rely on her in-ear monitor, which will be feeding her back her own voice in real time

Katie will have to rely on her in-ear monitor, which will be feeding her back her own voice in real time

Noonan’s rendition of the National Anthem was arranged by Australian composer Chong Lim and it will feature the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

‘I love it, I think it’s a beautiful song,’ she said of the National Anthem.

Delta Goodrem and Robbie Williams will deliver the pre-match entertainment at the Grand Final.

The halftime show will feature Australian rock band Goanna along with a number of First Nations artists, including Christine Anu and Tasman Keith. 

Noonan's rendition of the National Anthem was arranged by Australian composer Chong Lim and it will feature the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Noonan’s rendition of the National Anthem was arranged by Australian composer Chong Lim and it will feature the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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