Singer Shannon Noll was cut from Nine’s State of origin broadcast last night when he was reduced to singing jingles for KFC.
Courier mail reports viewers across the country who had hoped to hear classics like “What About Me?”, “Shine” and “Drive” were “undoubtedly disappointed”.
FOX Sports reported his first song stunned the fans. Noll opened his set with the jingle used by Origin sponsors KFC in their “Fried Night Footy” ads.
The song, called Fried Night Footy Anthem, was written earlier this season by Noll and DZ Deathrays, but left a bad taste in the mouths of some Suncorp fans.
It led to tweets from fans, with viewers angry at the music choice. Also Wide world of sports reported that fans were complaining: “Shannon Noll sings a KFC commercial at Origin must be as low as possible”.
Nine cut him from the broadcast despite prior promotion of an appearance.
Shannon Noll has been confirmed as pre-game entertainer for State of Origin Game II tomorrow night at Suncorp Stadium.
— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) June 20, 2023
So Nine doesn’t broadcast Shannon Noll’s “performance” because she was singing the sponsor’s theme song. That would be a free ad. But ABC sports radio accidentally did it because they were playing pre-game material. Fun.
— Kathy McCabe (@McCabeRadar) June 21, 2023
Who needs Taylor Swift when you’ve got Shannon Noll at Suncorp Stadium singing a song about footy and chicken pic.twitter.com/Hp4qlyP6QO
— Sean Parnell 🏼 (@seanparnell) June 21, 2023
Channel 9 shows even less of Shannon Noll’s performance than The Living End, ie none lmao#Origin
—Rewster (@Rewster7) June 21, 2023
—bec s (@bec_8888) June 21, 2023
SHOW ME SHANNON NOLL
— faith 🧸 (@faintlyfaith) June 21, 2023
—Julia (@Jp88Julie) June 21, 2023