Sam’s fes­tive Guy

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SAMAN­THA Jade says it “just felt right” ask­ing Ade­laide’s Guy Se­bas­tian, right, to record their first duet on her new Christ­mas al­bum.

Six years af­ter the Aussie songstress won tal­ent show X Fac­tor with Guy by her side, the duo have teamed up for the ti­tle track on Sam’s The Magic of Christ­mas Time.

“He was my men­tor on the X Fac­tor and he’s con­tin­ued to be a close men­tor to me af­ter the show,” says Saman­tha, who’s com­ing to Ade­laide for the QBE In­sur­ance Car­ols by Can­dle­light on De­cem­ber 15.

“He’s some­one I re­ally look up to as an artist – he’s one of the best singers in the world – and as a per­son too, he’s so in­spir­ing. With Christ­mas be­ing all about fam­ily and close friends... it felt so right to ask Guy to do it. And it was a spe­cial mo­ment when he said yes.”

The song is one of three orig­i­nal num­bers on Saman­tha’s first Christ­mas al­bum, and she can’t wait to per­form tracks at Ade­laide’s a an­nual car­ols night in El­der Park. “It’s such a beau­ti­ful set­ting, it’s just re­ally spe­cial,” says Saman­tha, w who’ll be joined by Paulini.

It's been a hec­tic 2018 for Saman­tha, S 31, who has also launched her own lin­gerie range, in­set, with Bras n Things.

“It was a big thing to do that and put my­self out there like that but you turn 30, and I have this new­found love for my­self,” she says.

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