AUDIO: Premier Mark McGowan orders Nova newsreader to sing on-air
Nova 93.7’s Breakfast Show with Nathan, Nat & Shaun this morning saw newsreader Elli Petricevic serenade the people of Perth with her sweet melodies.
She received a parliamentary directive from WA Premier Mark McGowan after boasting to the team about her amazing singing ability she obtained from her primary school choir days.
Numerous attempts by callers was not enough to convince the newsreader to show off her talents. That all changed just after 8am when the Premier called in.
“Ellie, on behalf of the people of Western Australia, I’m not asking you to sing – I’m telling you to sing!,” the Premier said.
Mr McGowan even threatened to throw her in prison, or worse, send her to Tasmania if she didn’t sing.
He got his wish as Petricevic broke out into a not-so tuneful rendition of the Australian classic I Love A Sunburnt Country.