The last time Olivia Newton John sang the national anthem at the AFL Final? 234



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Twenty-eight years have passed since a young Olivia Newton John last graced our AFL final.

The last time Olivia Newton John sang the national anthem Advance Australia Fair at the AFL Grand Final was right back in 1986 when Carlton played Hawthorn, and Hawthorn won!  She was a young star, revelling in the era after Grease and was the one everyone in the nation “wanted”.


Today, the 66 year old will sing again for fans from all over the country, in front of an audience of 100,000 at the stadium and the millions of watching TV viewers around the country and the world.  So today we thought it might bring a smile to your face.

Have you been an Olivia Newton John fan all your life?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. for a so called star, she was terrible. definately had her days of glory. Think she should just stick to her charity work.

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