Australia was treated to an epic grand final pre-game entertainment show with Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem setting the crowd alight, but the halftime show seems to have fallen flat with footy fans.
The halftime show featured Australian drummer and singer G Flip, The Temper Trap featuring Budjerah and Ngaiire, Goanna with Shane Howard, Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith and William Barton and The Australian Girls Choir.
Viewers took to social media to slam some of the performances, pointing out the sound quality and technical elements of The Temper Trap were “flat” and “underwhelming”… a bit like Sydney’s performance.
“Temper Trap pulling out a worse performance than Sydney,” one person wrote.
“Half time doesn’t compare to pre-game entertainment. Still don’t get the fuss about G Flip,” another said.
G Flip’s choice of Collingwood scarf was at least praised by Magpies fans.
Their performance received mixed reviews, with some applauding their energy, but others questioning the “hype” around their music.
The non-binary musician performed a solo-drum performance of Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
“She was embarrassing. Who even is she? Murdered every song she attempted,” one person tweeted.
“This was horrendous please don’t make it happen again,” another wrote.
One fan even questioned if the AFL had spent all their money on Williams.
Some fans pleaded with the AFL to bring back Williams and Goodrem.
One person wrote: “Is Robbie still here by any chance?”
“The worst halftime show, the singers can’t sing… completely disgraceful, not in sync sounds are worse than Meatloaf FFS,” another wrote.
“Hahahaha nailed the pre-game entertainment but WTF was that halftime time crap,” another said.