Robbie Williams made the crowd go crazy by dedicating the song to Australia’s greatest rock star Shane Warne.
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Robbie Williams pays tribute to Shane Warne.
Robbie Williams took to the MCG stage on Saturday ahead of the historic showdown between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats.
The British pop star sang the 1997 hit Let Me Entertain You to kick off this year’s pregame show. After that, he featured Rock DJ before launching his latest track, Lost.
Moreover, Williams continued to sing his ballad Angels. He dedicated it to cricket legend Shane Warn.
The 48-year-old singer said: ‘This next song is dedicated to one of Australia’s greatest rock stars, Shane Warne. I love you Wannie!’
Moreover, the camera turned towards the stand where Werne’s grieving children Brook and Jackson were in the crowd.
As you may not know, Warne died in March of this year while vacationing in Thailand. He was 52 years old and died of natural causes.
Williams also had another tribute to other Australian legends. He dedicated You’re Voice to John Farnham.
The 73-year-old music icon recently underwent jaw reconstruction surgery. He underwent surgery to remove the tumor after being diagnosed with oral cancer last month.
He currently resides in a rehabilitation facility with a recovery he presumed to be ‘on the right track’.
However, it is unclear whether Panham will be able to sing or perform in the future due to the nature of the surgery.
Fans react to tribute to Robbie Williams
Fans collapsed on the internet after seeing Robbie Williams paying tribute to Shane Warne. They used various social media platforms to share their feelings.
One fan said, ‘Oh. A tribute to Shane Warne. Sing You’re Voice for John Farnham. Robbie Williams spent the money well. Well done, AFL.’
Robbie Williams covering John Farnham.
— AFL (@AFL) September 24, 2022
The second said, ‘It’s amazing to hear Robbie dedicate a song to Werney and hear the crowd sing along.’
In addition, the third user is ‘Angels dedicated to Warney. The lobby just got the key to the city.’
Another said, ‘I warn Brook and Jackson that the camera is going straight to the camera, not the lobby dedicated angels to Warney.’
Robbie Williams’ performance in the AFL Grand Finals
A tribute to the memory of outstanding showmen and recovering John Farnham and Shane Warne. Local Australian dancers and musicians and the fantastic Delta Goodrem also made us all proud. 👏👍😎
— William Skinner (@William59062992) September 24, 2022
On the other hand, someone else said, ‘Lobby dedicates an angel to our angel. Wow.’
Another user commented, ‘Robbie Williams, this is a dead set for all classes and is dedicated to Warnie’s song. Absolutely wonderful.’
It was amazing. Even more so when Delta sang Hopeless Devoted.
— Amplespark (@amyMatt95808798) September 24, 2022
A nice touch from Robbie Williams, who dedicated an angel to Shane Warne and voiced John Farnhams in the afl grand finale. pic.twitter.com/cgn81y8Vgm
— TheArtetaMoney (@Snagman75) September 24, 2022