Sam’s festive Guy
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.