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Amy Shark ignores social media backlash as she finally addresses her NRL Grand Final performance

Amy Shark ignores social media backlash as she addresses her NRL Grand Final performance – after trolls cruelly branded the pre-game show ‘terrible’ and ‘boring’

She was slammed on social media for her NRL Grant Final pre-game performance on Sunday night. 

But Amy Shark refused to let the haters dull her shine on Monday as she finally addressed her controversial performance on Twitter.

Firmly ignoring her critics, the talented songstress, 34, Tweeted: ‘I was brought up watching @nrl and was singing INXS songs before I could walk.’  

Can’t dull her shine! Amy Shark, 34, (pictured) ignored social media backlash as she addressed her NRL Grand Final performance via Twitter on Monday

‘Last night was incredible! @travisbarker and I had our first (virtual) show! Then I shared the stage with 2 Aussie legends @Andrew_Farriss and @KirkPengilly from INXS!’ she continued, adding: ‘Thanks for having us Australia.’   

Fans flocked to congratulate Amy on her performance, with one Tweeting: ‘So so so so proud of you!’ 

‘Great performance last night Amy, keep up the good work,’ another added. 

'Thanks for having us Australia': Firmly ignoring her critics, the talented songstress described the experience performing on-stage with INXS Andrew Farriss and Kirk Pengilly  as 'incredible'

‘Thanks for having us Australia’: Firmly ignoring her critics, the talented songstress described the experience performing on-stage with INXS Andrew Farriss and Kirk Pengilly  as ‘incredible’ 

'So proud of you!' Twitter fans flocked to congratulate Amy on her performance

‘So proud of you!’ Twitter fans flocked to congratulate Amy on her performance  

On Sunday night, the multiple Aria Award-winner, real name Amy Louise Billings, began her set with her 2020 hit Everybody Rise, not letting the pouring rain dampen her spirits.

She then surprised her fans by belting out the lyrics to her latest track C’MON, released this week, with collaborator Travis Barker playing the drums via video link.

Amy and Travis weren’t the only talent on the night, with INXS’ Andrew Farriss and Kirk Pengilly performing their iconic 1987 hit, Never Tear Us Apart, alongside Amy.

Local talent: On Sunday night, the Aria Award-winner took to the stage to performed a number of her hits, including Everybody Rise

Local talent: On Sunday night, the Aria Award-winner took to the stage to performed a number of her hits, including Everybody Rise 

Surprise! She then surprised her fans by belting out the lyrics to her latest track C'MON, released this week, with collaborator Travis Barker playing the drums via video link (pictured)

Surprise! She then surprised her fans by belting out the lyrics to her latest track C’MON, released this week, with collaborator Travis Barker playing the drums via video link (pictured) 

Criticism online: 'I'm not a fan of Amy Shark - and acknowledge she is very talented - but the Triple J vibe really isn't Grand Final entertainment-worthy,' one wrote on Twitter

Criticism online: ‘I’m not a fan of Amy Shark – and acknowledge she is very talented – but the Triple J vibe really isn’t Grand Final entertainment-worthy,’ one wrote on Twitter 

However, she was cruelly trolled on Twitter, with many suggesting her ‘vibe’ wasn’t worthy of a Grand Final performance. 

‘I’m not a fan of Amy Shark – and acknowledge she is very talented – but the Triple J vibe really isn’t Grand Final entertainment-worthy,’ one wrote. 

Another agreed, posting: ‘Amy Shark… beautiful girl and talented, but completely wrong for the NRL Grand Final,’ alongside the hashtag ‘boring’. 

Praise: However, it wasn't all negative, with some praising Amy for her 'powerhouse' vocals

Praise: However, it wasn’t all negative, with some praising Amy for her ‘powerhouse’ vocals 

Others were rather blunt, commenting with the likes of ‘shocking’ and ‘Is she going to sing at all? That was terrible!’

However, it wasn’t all negative, with some praising Amy for her ‘powerhouse’ vocals.

‘Y’all are so mean. Amy Shark is a song-writing powerhouse with a voice to match,’ one wrote.

‘I thought Amy Shark was good!!!’ commented another, as well as one who posted: ‘You were awesome tonight Amy, well done.’  

Hitting out at the haters: 'Y'all are so mean. Amy Shark is a song-writing powerhouse with a voice to match,' one wrote

Hitting out at the haters: ‘Y’all are so mean. Amy Shark is a song-writing powerhouse with a voice to match,’ one wrote 

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