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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

totally agree
absolutely blew me away
what a voice!

Posted by: bec at June 14, 2007 2:14 PM

extremely refreshing to see someone not be part of
the usual idol backlash/lets slag off guy for winning idol and praise him for what
he truly has....an awesome voice
thanks. I thought it was a very powerful
performance too. good on you guy you showed
them. thanks hughie. guy *is* far more than idol
and pop songs. check out youtube some new guy
soul/aus pops performances that show off his voice
more than silly "angels brought me here :-)"

Posted by: sally at June 14, 2007 9:42 PM

"New respect and kudos to Guy."

Spot on Hughie!
Guy is simply THE best singer in Australia right now! Anyone who's seen him perform live knows this. Can't wait for his new kick ass 'soul' album due out this year.

PS. Bah humbug to the bogans in the crowd who booed. Disrespectful to Guy..to the Anthem...and to their own beloved teams!

Posted by: Carmel at June 15, 2007 1:09 PM

Sounds like you would have loved the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra shows, Hughie. Keep a lookout for his shows - you'd be surprised what he can do. (Or maybe not ... now.)

His official website helps keep me on the ball as to what he's up to.

Posted by: Nessa at June 15, 2007 4:57 PM

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