Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3

Paulini, currently starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard the Musial, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin decider, at Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium.

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.
Paulini joins a growing list of music theatre stars – including Josh Piterman and Lucy Durack – who have performed the anthem at Origin events over the years.

You can watch coverage of the State of Origin on Channel 9 tonight from 7:00pm AEST. The national anthem will be performed at 8:07pm just ahead of the 8:10 kickoff.

The Bodyguard, which recently completed its premiere Sydney season, will begin performances at QPAC in Brisbane on July 19 before heading to Melbourne in August.

More information and tickets for The Bodyguard are available at

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Paulini to sing anthem at tonight’s State of Origin 3