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Showered in red petals, with a vibrant rouge cape, Jessica Mauboy bewitched the audience with her nominated single Fallin’ which had a momentarily awkward segue into Peking Duk’s Stranger.
Favourites to dominate tonight’s awards are local rockers Gang Of Youths, who released their much-praised second album Go Farther In Lightness earlier this year, and are nominated for a total of eight awards.
Mauboy joined the chart-topping duo to sing their smash dance pop number Stranger, taking over the vocal duties of Swedish star Elliphant, busting out her infectious enthusiasm as fireworks exploded around the stage.
The 2017 ARIA Awards are going down at Sydney’s Star Casino this evening, and there are a stack of pointy trophies to hand out to some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry.
While the awards have already garnered some controversy — with The Veronicas claiming they were “snubbed”, no musos from Western Australia scoring nominations and psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard being nominated in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category again — there’ll surely be more to come.