Katie Noonan divides footy fans with classical National Anthem at Grand Final

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Katie Noonan lit up the MCG on Saturday with an angelic rendition of Advance Australia Fair at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne

The acclaimed jazz and classical singer was joined by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to perform the National Anthem, which was arranged by composer Chong Lim.

Her performance divided fans, with many either loving or hating Katie’s signature soprano falsetto. 

Classical Katie Noonan divided fans by performing a classical version of Advance Australia Fair at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday

Classical Katie Noonan divided fans by performing a classical version of Advance Australia Fair at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday

‘Katie Noonan should be charged. She just murdered Advance Australia Fair,’ tweeted one disgruntled viewer.

‘Worst rendition of the Australian National Anthem in history by @KTNoonan started out at dolphin decibel,’ added another. 

‘Nice work Katie Noonan – a National Anthem that’s not chronically drawn out, full of Australian Idol vocal licks, and is actually sung simply and beautifully,’ added one.

‘Wow Ms Noonan who just sang the National Anthem. What a great job!!!!!’ gushed another.

'Katie Noonan should be charged. She just murdered Advance Australia Fair,' tweeted one disgruntled viewer. Katie pictured in 2017

'Katie Noonan should be charged. She just murdered Advance Australia Fair,' tweeted one disgruntled viewer. Katie pictured in 2017

‘Katie Noonan should be charged. She just murdered Advance Australia Fair,’ tweeted one disgruntled viewer. Katie pictured in 2017

Just one day before the performance, Katie confessed to some pre-show jitters. 

Speaking to The Project on Friday night, the 45-year-old said: ‘I’m excited, I’m nervous. I’m excited all at once!’ 

The songstress said that she’d been focused on not messing up the lyrics. 

‘The big thing is “one and free” not “young and free”. And that threw me,’ she said.  

Katie also said that there are some technical challenges that come with performing to 100,000 people.

Speaking to The Project on Friday night, the 45-year-old admitted that she was nervous about the performance

Speaking to The Project on Friday night, the 45-year-old admitted that she was nervous about the performance

Speaking to The Project on Friday night, the 45-year-old admitted that she was nervous about the performance

Due to the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, there was a three-second delay in the sound.

‘It’s tricky, by the time I get to “rejoice” they’re starting “Australians”,’ she explained.

‘Because of the delay,’ she continued. ‘It’s more than second, it’s about three.’

Katie had to rely on her in-ear monitor, which fed her back her own voice in real time during the performance.

‘You just have to listen to that and stay focused while everyone else is singing at a different point in the song,’ she said on Friday.

Noonan is best known as the lead singer of rock band George before embarking on her own solo career. Pictured in 2019

Noonan is best known as the lead singer of rock band George before embarking on her own solo career. Pictured in 2019

Noonan is best known as the lead singer of rock band George before embarking on her own solo career. Pictured in 2019

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