Cold Chisel Prove Why Grand Final Talent Should Be Australian -
Cold Chisel - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Cold Chisel - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Cold Chisel Prove Why Grand Final Talent Should Be Australian

by Paul Cashmere on October 5, 2015

in Live,News,Noise Pro

Cold Chisel’s brilliant performance at the NRL Grand Final in Sydney was the perfect example of what the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne did so horribly wrong.

Chisel performed three iconic Australian anthems and articulated the mood of the crowd while the day before in Melbourne football fans were treated to irrelevant performances from Ellie Goulding, Bryan Adams and Chris Isaak.

The AFL for too long has ignored the core audience and gone for glam.
In choosing a Grand Final act a pretty good rule of thumb is if Triple M won’t play, don’t book it.

Goulding’s placement was wrong long before she missed the start of her biggest song. While earlier suggestions that Goulding was miming were incorrect, she did perform to backing tapes. Chisel played every note live.

Adams and Isaak? Well just why?

Grand Final Day is a uniquely Australian day. Importing talent does not fit with the sentiment.

Cold Chisel setlist, 4 October 2015, NRL Grand Final

Khe Sanh
Flame Trees
Bow River

Bryan Adams setlist. 3 October 2015, AFL Grand Final

Run To You
Summer of 69
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

Ellie Goulding setlist. 3 October 2015, AFL Grand Final

Love Me Like You Do

Chris Isaak setlist. 3 October 2015, AFL Grand Final

Great Balls of Fire
Wicked Game
Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing


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