Scott Morrison praises Tina Arena and admits he even has a go-to playlist of her music on his phone

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Tina Arena mega-fan Scott Morrison praises the singer for being ‘an amazing Australian’… and admits he even has a go-to playlist of her music on his phone

Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously described his love for Tina Arena’s music as ‘bordering on unhealthy.’

And it seems little has changed, as Mr Morrison, 52, has once again publicly praised the iconic songstress, 52, in a radio interview with Melbourne’s GOLD104.3 on Thursday.  

‘I’m a huge Tina Arena fan,’ cooed the Prime Minister when asked whether he had a song request for the station.

'She's my favourite': Prime Minister Scott Morrison, 52, (right) praised Tina Arena, 52 , (left) on Thursday for being'an amazing Australian artist

‘She’s my favourite’: Prime Minister Scott Morrison, 52, (right) praised Tina Arena, 52 , (left) on Thursday for being ‘an amazing Australian artist 

‘She’s my favourite Melburnian and she’s an amazing Australian artist. Overload, one of her recent albums, I’ve always enjoyed, but play me anything from Tina Arena and I’m happy,’ he added.

When quizzed on whether Tina is is ‘go-to artist’, the politician admitted: ‘I’ve got my Tina Arena playlist, all my favourites are on there.’ 

Mr Morrison went on to praise Tina for ‘always reaching out to people and trying to encourage them’ during Victoria’s strict COVID-19 lockdown.’ 

Waxing lyrical: When quizzed on whether Tina is is'go-to artist', the politician admitted:'I've got my Tina Arena playlist, all my favourites are on there'

Waxing lyrical: When quizzed on whether Tina is is ‘go-to artist’, the politician admitted: ‘I’ve got my Tina Arena playlist, all my favourites are on there’ 

‘She’s an amazing Australian,’ he gushed.  

The Prime Minister hasn’t been shy to speak about his fondness for Arena’s music in recent years.   

In 2018 he rhapsodised about the songwriter to Perth radio station 98Five FM, admitting: ‘My interest is unhealthy, bordering on unhealthy, but she’s great.’ 

True legend: Mr Morrison went on to praise Tina for'always reaching out to people and trying to encourage them' during Victoria's strict COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured: Tina Arena poking fun at herself on Instagram during Melbourne lockdown

True legend: Mr Morrison went on to praise Tina for ‘always reaching out to people and trying to encourage them’ during Victoria’s strict COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured: Tina Arena poking fun at herself on Instagram during Melbourne lockdown 

Mega-fan: The prime minister has previously expressed his interest in the iconic Australian singer was'bordering on unhealthy'

Mega-fan: The prime minister has previously expressed his interest in the iconic Australian singer was ‘bordering on unhealthy’

A year later, Mr Morrison gave Tina a plum $32,000-a-year taxpayer role sitting on the Australia Council Board – Australia’s arts funding and advisory body.   

Tina was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016 for her significant service in the music industry.

Dividing her time between Australia and France, she was also given a Knighthood of the French National Order in 2011.

Showing his appreciation: In 2019, Mr Morrison gave Tina a plum $32,000-a-year taxpayer role sitting on the Australia Council Board - Australia's arts funding and advisory body

Showing his appreciation: In 2019, Mr Morrison gave Tina a plum $32,000-a-year taxpayer role sitting on the Australia Council Board – Australia’s arts funding and advisory body 

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