Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian is one of Australia’s most popular performers, and on the 23rd of May he will become the first Australian artist to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Guy was born in Malaysia and moved with his family to Australia at the age of 6. His interest in music started at a young age, taping his favourite songs from the age of four, and starting to sing at 14.
Guy Sebastian is the only male artist to have ever achieved six number one singles and two number one albums in Australian chart history. Over the course of his career, Guy has released 11 top ten singles and three additional top 15 singles. With 43 platinum and 3 gold certifications, combined with album sales of over 3 million in Australia, Guy represents one of Australia’s biggest success stories.
Aside from his music, Guy is involved with many charities including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Sydney and The Royal Melbourne hospital. He is also an official ambassador for The Red Cross and World Vision.
Things you should know about Guy Sebastian
What are the most interesting aspects about your entry?
It was written, recorded, mixed and mastered in the 2 days prior to submitting it!
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
- I am Portuguese, English, Scottish and Sri Lankan.
- I love photography.
- I am obsessed with water.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I get pumped up watching the fight scene from Rocky 4. I have to be alone so I can focus. I always do a huddle with the band and we remind ourselves how lucky we are to be performing music.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
It is a tradition that has lasted 60 years and I feel deeply connected to Europe as I love spending time there. I love all the different cultures, cuisines, landscapes, and music found through out Europe and how diverse it is. I love how the Eurovision Song Contest showcases that diversity and that you never know what you are going to get.