NRL Takes Punt On Good Charlotte For Grand Final
In the wake of AFL’s announcement that The Temper Trap will be headlining this year’s Grand Final entertainment, the NRL has announced its own Grand Final match day entertainment with the hope of overshadowing its AFL counterpart.
Superstar act Good Charlotte have been selected to perform the headline entertainment for this year’s NRL Grand Final, held at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on September 30, which neatly coincides with the conclusion of their Australian headline tour.
The charismatic twins, Joel and Benji Madden, will entertain audiences in a pre-game spectacular on the main arena with supports from Irish rockers The Script and The Voice finalist Sarah De Bono will perform the National Anthem at the sporting event.
Good Charlotte will perform an array of hits spanning across their five album discography, and have already claimed strong praise from audiences down under in the past and are at ease sharing stadiums with their Australian fanbase.
“We are excited; we always feel so at home in Australia,” said the Madden twins. “Hopefully we don’t screw up in front of such a big crowd! Can’t wait to see everyone there! Thank you Australia.”
Joel Madden has already reecently spent time down under co-hosting the Australian series of Channel 9′s reality talent show, The Voice.
The NRL’s decision to headline their biggest day of the year with international stars has completely contrasted the AFL’s stance, after the disaster that was Meat Loaf at last year’s Grand Final.
The AFL have put their money on local acts to recoup the damaged credibility of the Grand Final planning department and hope the recently announced array of homegrown talent can rebuild what was destroyed by Meat Loaf in last year’s half time slaughter.
Australia’s The Temper Trap will headline the entertainment on AFL Grand Final gameday with support from iconic singer songwriter and Australian folk legend Paul Kelly; who will be joined by You Am I frontman Tim Rogers, no doubt sourcing a setlist from his solo debut, Rogers Sings Rogerstein to cap off a day of Australian music royalty.
With the AFL Grand Final this weekend, and NRL Grand Final around the corner, we thought we'd look back at some of the halftime entertainment in previous years. What we found was a disaster zone of failed performances, not only in Australia but around the world. Enjoy the carnage. Watch this slideshow »