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AFLW news 2022: All the latest news ahead of Adelaide vs Melbourne

Multiple ARIA award winner Jessica Mauboy has been locked in to perform at half-time of the AFLW grand final on Saturday.

Mauboy, who has collaborated with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Pitbull and Flo Rida, has been a prominent R&B singer-songwriter since rising to fame as the runner-up of Australian Idol back in 2006.

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She released her first solo album in 2009, with her debut single ‘Burn’ topping the charts.

The 32-year-old has since released 16 top-20 singles along with six top-10 albums.

Performing at half-time offered the opportunity to show support for women on the AFLW’s biggest stage, Mauboy said.

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Camera IconJess Mauboy will take to Adelaide Oval at half time of the AFLW grand final. Richard Dobson Credit: News Corp Australia

“(The AFLW) has grown from strength to strength over the last six years, so I’m proud to show my support for women and be part of the most important day of the AFLW calendar,” she said.

“It’s an honour to perform.”

AFL executive Kylie Rogers said Mauboy was a fitting choice for the half-time show as a role model for women across the country.

“Jess is a wonderful performer and role model for women and girls across the country, so we’re delighted to welcome her to be part of the festivities to celebrate another year of elite women’s football.”

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Camera IconMauboy will be part of the AFLW grand final festivities. Jonathan Ng Credit: News Corp Australia

The league and Adelaide chief executive are hopeful the AFLW grand final will see fans return to live matches in their droves.

Adelaide chief executive Tim Silvers urged all Crows fans this week to turn up.

“It’s a big week for our footy club and we want every Crows fan to get along to Adelaide Oval, make some noise and get behind the team,” he said.

“We have seen in the past that our fans can make a difference so let’s make the most of the home ground advantage.”

The game will be a stand-alone clash with the men’s round four match between Sydney and North Melbourne moved to later in the afternoon.

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