Meanwhile a fan added: “Definitely the best new year’s show from the ABC. I usually hate it, but managed to watch it for ages! @CaseyDonovan , @KateCeberano and @JimmyBarnes were fantastic! known Aussies who can actually sing!”
Donovan also delighted kids with a children’s show performance of ‘Incy Wincy Spider’, and she retweeted a clip of it shortly after, showing her smiling along with the crowd.
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The concert was presented by Charlie Pickering, but he came under fire on the night after making a controversial ‘joke’ in the final seconds.
Thanks to everyone for watching #NYEABC tonight. Apologies for the slip of the tongue at the end. And a big shout out to all of the police keeping us safe tonight.
He reportedly said: “Are you ready to count down to the magical moment, the only time it’s OK to kill a police officer… ah, kiss a police officer without asking?”
After viewers expressed shock, he has since tweeted his apologies, writing: “Thanks to everyone for watching #NYEABC tonight. Apologies for the slip of the tongue at the end. And a big shout out to all of the police keeping us safe tonight.”
Which was your favourite performance from the night?