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Rock great Jimmy Barnes topped the list of musical talent at the Accor Stadium to entertain fans ahead of the 2022 NRL Grand Final.

Before Barnes took center stage, Diesel, Bliss N Eso with Joy, Sheldon Riley, Josh Teskey, Mahalia Barnes, Emma Donovan and A.GIRL all performed to a packed house.

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The entertainment kicked off before the NRLW decider with Mahalia Barnes, daughter of Jimmy Barnes, Emma Donovan and A.GIRL hosting a show at the south end of the stadium.

The trio set the tone for the evening with an entertaining performance of the iconic Australian classic, ‘The Realy Thing’.

One of Australia’s best-known hip-hop groups, Bliss N Eso performed with JOY to a cheering mosh-pit after male and female players were introduced to the crowd.

Bliss N Eso, with JOY.Source: FOX SPORTS


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Next up was Sheldon Riley, who performed a gripping rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

Riley may not be a household name, but he is quickly gaining notoriety after starring in a number of talent shows including The Voice, X Factor and The Masked Singer.

He also recently represented Australia at Eurovision 2022… And now he can add the NRL Grand Final to his CV.

Barnes made an entrance and kicked off his set with fan-favorite ‘Working Class Man’, featuring Diesel on guitar, before singing ‘No Second Prize’ and ‘Lay Down Your Guns’ to an soaking in crowd. of every moment.

He took it up a notch with one of his most popular songs, “Good Times”, a duet with Josh Teskey, known for his work with The Teskey Brothers.

Jimmy Barnes during the NRL Grand Final.Source: FOX SPORTS

Barnes has been a hit with rugby league fans, who have taken to Twitter to show their support.

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