AFL news 2022: Delta Goodrem and Robbie Williams, Grand Final entertainment, start time, how to watch, schedule

The Grand Final pre-game entertainment will have a hint of Aussie on stage alongside megastar Robbie Williams.

Rumours had swirled of Australian golden girl Kylie Minogue joining Williams with AFL boss Gillon McLachlan remaining coy when asked days ago.

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McLachlan refused to answer but did tell SEN’s Gerard Whateley a surprise act was set to be announced.

On Thursday afternoon the news was confirmed with Aussie pop star Delta Goodrem the surprise act who would be joining the entertainment festivities.

“This year’s Telstra Pre-Match and halftime Entertainment is shaping up to be one of the greatest Grand Final music spectacles of all time,” AFL executive GM of customer and commercial Kylie Rogers said.

“We know how brilliant our Australian music talent is, so we’re delighted to welcome Goanna, Christine, Emma, Tasman, Will and a host of homegrown stars to the MCG as we celebrate the end of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and award this year’s premiers.

“I’d like to thank Telstra for its support of this year’s entertainment and look forward to seeing the return of 100,000 fans at the MCG on the last Saturday in September for this much-loved occasion.”

Goodrem took the AFL finals by storm with a rousing rendition of the national anthem before the Demons and Lions locked horns, but it was McLachlan who took her breath away.

In a video that quickly whipped around social media, Goodrem can be seen singing to a packed crowd inside the MCG before inviting the AFL boss to join her.

Without missing a beat McLachlan steps up and immediately begins to whisk Goodrem in moves that would put Kevin Bacon to shame.

As Goodrem attempted to continue singing one of her hit songs, McLachlan left her breathless as he twirled her into a dip that drew applause from those inside the venue.


1:25pm: Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter Jnr.

1:26pm: Grand Final Motorcade in Toyota HiLux vehicles

1:33pm: Mike Brady

1:40pm: Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment – Robbie Williams with Delta Goodrem

2:11pm: Umpire entry and Toyota match ball delivery

2:13pm-2:16pm: Teams enter

2:24pm: MC Hamish McLachlan – Acknowledgement of Country

2:25pm: Delivery of the 2022 Premiership Cup by Bachar Houli, Premiership Cup Ambassador

2:26pm: National anthem performed by Katie Noonan

2:28pm: Coin Toss

2:30pm: 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final starts

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