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Viewers slam ’embarrassing’ NRL Grand Final pre-game entertainment

NRL Grand Final pre-game entertainment divides fans as some say performers NAILED the show – but others argue it was worse than MEATLOAF


The NRL Grand Final put on an impressive show for the pre-game entertainment – but not everyone was enthused. 

Some viewers slammed the performance from DJs The Stafford Brothers, Kate Miller-Heidke and Ian Moss. 

Many posted their thoughts to Twitter, with some branding the show as ’embarrassing’. 

Stars: The NRL Grand Final put on an impressive show for the pre-game entertainment – but not everyone was enthused. Some viewers slammed the performance from DJs The Stafford Brothers, Kate Miller-Heidke (pictured)  and Ian Moss

‘Can’t believe I’m saying this… Sheppard would have been better than 30 seconds of the Stafford brothers and Timmy f***ing trumpet,’ one person wrote, referring to Brisbane pop group Sheppard, who have performed at several sporting finals. 

Another Tweeted: ‘How is the NRL making the same mistake as the AFL Grand Final with the outdated music?’

Someone else chimed in: ‘I’ve seen games of lawn bowls on pension day with better pre-game entertainment’.

Ouch: Many posted their thoughts to Twitter, with some branding the show as 'embarrassing'

Ouch: Many posted their thoughts to Twitter, with some branding the show as ’embarrassing’

‘What am I watching’ asked one person while another said, ‘These are Embarrassing, Trumpet man haha’. 

Yet another added: ‘Meatloaf was better than this’ referring to the American rock act who famously put in a widely panned performance at the 2011 AFL Grand Final.

One more asked: ‘Why’s the pre entertainment always shocking?’ 

However others were impressed, with one person writing: 'NRL entertainment package brilliant again'

However others were impressed, with one person writing: ‘NRL entertainment package brilliant again’

Another wrote: ‘Two guys on Apple Macs and a kids toy doesn’t mean ‘entertainment’ Who is the event manager SACK THEM!’  

However others were impressed, with one person writing: ‘NRL entertainment package brilliant again’. 

Someone else agreed: ‘Omg this pre game entertainment is outstanding! I’m covered in chills’. 

Classic: The show included Kate Miller-Heidke joining Ian Moss (right) for a cover of the Cold Chisel classic Flame Trees

Classic: The show included Kate Miller-Heidke joining Ian Moss (right) for a cover of the Cold Chisel classic Flame Trees

Blast from the past: Moss also launched into his 1989 hit song, Tucker's Daughter

Blast from the past: Moss also launched into his 1989 hit song, Tucker’s Daughter

One more wrote: ‘THAT’S IT… GF IN QLD EVERY YEAR PLS. This pre game entertainment is too good’. 

Another person watching at home said: ‘Awesome pre Grand Final entertainment in Brisbane – well done’ while another agreed, ‘They always put on a show’. 

The show included Kate Miller-Heidke joining Ian Moss for a cover of the Cold Chisel classic Flame Trees. 

Moss also launched into his 1989 hit song, Tucker’s Daughter. 

DJ’s The Stafford Brothers also put on a rousing performance, supported by musician Timmy Trumpet.

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