A Melbourne teenager, often compared with his idol Frank Sinatra, and talented New Zealand R&B singer and hip hop dancer will do the honors singing the national anthems at the ANZAC Test at the Gold Coast on Friday night.
Steven Rossitto, 17, who "aboslutely loves to sing jazz, classical and opera", will sing the Australian national anthem; while Auckland's J. Williams, 24, will sing the New Zealand national anthem as well as performing two of his hit singles as part of the pre-match entertainment at Skilled Park.
Williams, who set the record in New Zealand for the highest selling number of singles in the market in 2010 – all seven singles off his debut album "Young Love" charted in the Top 40 - will be performing "Takes Me Higher" and "You Got Me" before Australian and New Zealand do battle in the annual Test match.
William's single "You Got Me" sold more than other local or international artist in New Zealand last year. For more on Williams, go to http://www.myspace.com/jwilliamsimusik
Rossitto, who started working on his debut album "ONight & Day" while doing his HSC, will release the album later this year. However, three tracks, including his You Tube hit "OMy One" and "Only Love", will be avilable on iTunes on May 13 and he will play Melbourne¹s Crown Casino on August 5. To hear Rossitto, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgFVlkGw7XY
Sydney four-piece house/ electro group The Potbelleez will also be part of the pre-game and half-time entertainment.
They will perform a medley of top 20 hits ("Hello", "Shake It", "Don't Hold Back") pre-game from their self-titled 2008 debut album and their latest album "Destination". At half-time they will perform a new single "From The Music", which is just breaking into the top end of the charts.
The Potbelleez have just finished a 14-date sell-out tour with American R&B Superstar Usher. For more on The Potbelleez, go to http://www.thepotbelleez.com/