The ARIA Awards had viewers excited about their massive Olivia Newton-John, but after the performance, many were less than impressed with the lackluster performance.
Newton-John passed away in August, and fans knew ARIA had to deliver something big for the night of music.
The stakes were high after Pink delivered a powerful performance at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Monday.
Tonight was Australia’s turn to bid farewell to the golden girl of what is considered Australia’s version of the Grammys.
Host Natalie Imbruglia was joined by Tones and I, Peking Duck and Kye for a jaw-dropping performance.
It started with Imbruglia performing Hopelessly Devoted To You, which didn’t compile as well as Pink.
Although Imbruglia sold millions, the former Neighbors star’s choice of song was probably the wrong one on this occasion.
Little-known artist Kye came on to perform Xanadu, then pop singer Tones and I were joined by Peking Duck for another Grease hit You’re The One That I Want to wrap up the tribute.
The former Melbourne busker managed to salvage the performance, but overall it wasn’t what many had expected and hoped for.
Overall, many viewers were frustrated and disappointed with this year’s awards show.
When it came out last year, which was impacted by COVID, audiences had high hopes.
Unfortunately, these expectations were not met.
Throughout the show, there were many errors and technical difficulties, including missed signals, missing microphones, and presenters leaving the stage at the wrong time.
Naturally, people felt like the show was underperforming.
TV ratings overnight will reveal whether the show succeeded in attracting audiences to Tracy Grimshaw’s A Current Affairs as the TV legend bid farewell on Thursday night after 17 years.
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