Robbie Williams set the crowd roaring as he dedicated a song to Australia’s greatest rock star Shane Warne.
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Robbie Williams pays tribute to Shane Warne
Robbie Williams took the stage of MCG on Saturday ahead of the historic showdown between the Sydney Swans and Geelong Cats.
The English pop star sang his 1997 hit Let Me Entertain You to kick off this year’s pre-match performance. Subsequently, he belted out Rock DJ before launching into his recent track, Lost.
Moreover, Williams then went on to sing his rendition of the ballad Angels. He dedicated it to late cricket legend Shane Warne.
The 48-year-old singer announced, ‘This next song is dedicated to one of Australia’s greatest rock stars, Shane Warne. Love you Warnie!’
Furthermore, the camera cut toward the stand where Warne’s grieving children Brooke and Jackson were in the crowd.
If you didn’t know, Warne passed away earlier this year in March while he was vacationing in Thailand. He was 52 years old and died because of natural causes.
Additionally, Williams gave another tribute to a different Aussie legend. He dedicated You’re the Voice to John Farnham.
The 73-year-old music icon underwent reconstructive jaw surgery recently. He had surgery last month to remove a tumor after he was diagnosed with mouth cancer.
He is currently residing in a rehabilitation facility with his recovery supposedly ‘moving in the right direction.’
However, it remains unclear whether Farnham will be able to sing or perform in the future given the nature of his surgery.
Fans react to Robbie Williams tribute
Fans had a meltdown on the internet after watching Robbie Williams pay tribute to Shane Warne. They took to different social media platforms to share their feelings.
One fan wrote, ‘OMG. A tribute to Shane Warne. Singing You’re the Voice for John Farnham. Robbie Williams is money well spent. Good job, AFL.’
A second one said, ‘Robbie dedicating a song to Warnie and listening to the crowd singing along is incredible.’
Furthermore, a third user shared, ‘Dedicating Angels to Warnie. Robbie just earned himself the keys to the city.’
Another chimed in saying, ‘Not Robbie dedicating angels to Warnie and the camera going straight to Brooke and Jackson warne.’
Robbie Williams’ performance at the AFL Grand Final was— William Skinner (@William59062992) September 24, 2022
Brilliant showman, and paid respects to the recovering John Farnham and the memory of Shane Warne. Local Aussie dancers and musicians and our fantastic Delta Goodrem also did us all proud. 👏👍😎
Meanwhile, someone else commented, ‘Robbie dedicates Angels to our very own Angel. Warnie.’
A different user mentioned, ‘Robbie Williams, this is dead set all class, dedicating a song to Warnie, absolutely brilliant.’
It was amazing- the only thing that would of been even more so is Delta singing Hopelessly Devoted— Amplespark (@amyMatt95808798) September 24, 2022
Nice touch by Robbie Williams dedicating angels to Shane Warne and doing John Farnhams the voice at the afl grand final. pic.twitter.com/cgn81y8Vgm— TheArtetaMoney (@Snagman75) September 24, 2022