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Another Tweeted: ‘How is the NRL making the same mistake as the AFL Grand Final with the outdated music?’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 person watching at home said: 'Awesome pre Grand Final entertainment in Brisbane - well done' while another agreed, 'They always put on a show'

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

One viewer Tweeted: 'How is the NRL making the same mistake as the AFL Grand Final with the outdated music?'

One viewer Tweeted: ‘How is the NRL making the same mistake as the AFL Grand Final with the outdated music?’

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. 

Hits: DJ's The Stafford Brothers (pictured) put on a rousing performance of their song Freaks

Hits: DJ’s The Stafford Brothers (pictured) put on a rousing performance of their song Freaks

Fun: They were joined by musician Timmy Trumpet (pictured)

Fun: They were joined by musician Timmy Trumpet (pictured) 

One social media user complained: 'Meatloaf was better than this'

One social media user complained: ‘Meatloaf was better than this’

Rocker 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.

The Queensland group, who are now based in Los Angeles and have their own TV show, performed their track Freaks. 

Oops! American singer Meatloaf (pictured) put in a widely panned 12-minute performance at the 2011 AFL Grand Final

Oops! American singer Meatloaf (pictured) put in a widely panned 12-minute performance at the 2011 AFL Grand Final

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