June 14, 2007
How good was Guy Sebastian??
Update: Guy's official site is here. Thanks to Nessa for reminding me to include it.
One of the absolute highlights of last night's Origin game had to be Guy Sebastian's version of the national anthem ...
Now, I object to singing the natiuonal anthem at State of Origin games. The game is not an international fixture, it's not even a national fixture. It's two states out of six (and two territories) battling it out for supremacy in one of the most intense rivalries in sport. The national anthem is simply not appropriate there ... and is usually hijacked by some self-promoting singer whose real purpose is to tell the audience (TV and gameside) about their latest offering. Sometimes this has awful consequences - like when Pete Murray sang his national hit "Seen Better Days" at the NRL Grand Final ... ROTFL.
But if I had to endure the anthem at any game, I'd want Guy to sing it. He did it with control, tone, passion ... magnificent. Even our tired old ditty sounded like an ANTHEM under Guy's treatment. Awesome stuff. I always knew he could sing but get very tired of the voice-light pop guff that he usually sings ... blechh! With chords and soul like that he should be belting out something with power and meaning ...
New respect and kudos to Guy.Posted by Hughie at June 14, 2007 12:47 PM