Australian indie pop sensation Amy Shark topped the pre-game show just a week after winning multiple ARIA nominations
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Shark admitted she was surprised the NRL picked an artist of her kind for the grand finale and that she was thrilled to have the opportunity to perform in front of such a large crowd.
« I’m really excited because I haven’t had a gig in a while and feel very lucky to play at any gig let alone such a massive grand finale, » the singer whose hits include Adore, Everybody Rise and Psycho dit 2 Go
« I was a little shocked that they went with a female pop artist and I think this is a very good decision for the NRL
« They were really good to me when I was cutting my teeth on the local scene as I maintained my 9-5 job
“I started out in community development, went to remote communities with Preston Campbell and Dean Widders, then took on a movie editing role for the club, just content for the game and using creativity in the role «
« Amy’s career has exploded in recent years and she is now one of Australia’s most popular artists, » NRL Managing Director Andrew Abdo said in a statement
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« Having Amy as pre-match entertainment is a tribute to the success of a talented Australian artist who is also part of the rugby league family
« We are always looking for opportunities to celebrate Australian talent Amy Shark is an Australian artist with a global following Her live performance will provide perfect preparation for the biggest and most exciting game of the season »
Farriss was the lead songwriter and songwriter of the iconic band as well as keyboardist and backing vocalist
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He released his solo EP Love Makes the World in early October and is due to release an eponymous album in March 2021
« I am truly honored to be part of the entertainment at one of our greatest sporting events, » he said
Pre-game entertainment begins at 6.30 a.m. and will also include tributes to retired 2020 players Arthur Summons and medal presentation Ken Stephen and Veronica White
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