Guy Sebastian


He dreamt of being a professional cricket player. But Guy says his voice was better than his cricket skills, and instead he became the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, represented Australia at Eurovision 2015 and is a judge on The X Factor. The successful singer-songwriter, his gorgeous wife, Jules, and their sons, Hudson, 4, and Archer, 2, are based in Sydney, but Sebastian says he loves coming back to Adelaide. Here is why:


Adelaide has changed so much. The city is just beautiful. Adelaide Oval is stunning. But also around it — the convention centre and the new hospital. Adelaide is honestly a gem. You look at some of the big places around Australia and the prices you pay for living there. Adelaide has a great night-life, amazing food, great beaches, yet you pay such a tiny price compared to what you pay around the country. It’s a good place to live.


If I’m being honest, do you know what my family gets most excited about? Indian Temptations. It’s on Main North Rd. It’s the best Indian food in the country — hands down. I’ve had a lot of Indian in my life. Even though my mum is white with blue eyes, she’s actually Indian, so we had crazy cooking at home but Indian Temptations, we always do that as a family when I’m home and all the cabbies go there. If you find a place where all the cabbies go, they are usually pretty clued in to what’s good.


I’ve always been a big fan of Rundle St. Down that end of Adelaide, near Hindmarsh Square there are a whole bunch of stores with great fashion.


We just took the kids to Cleland Wildlife Park, because that’s just up the road from mum and dad’s place. That is such a gem of a place too. You would not find something like that in Sydney. It’s just so wild. You can walk around and there are literally kangaroos everywhere. My two-year-old was just sitting there, feeding a kangaroo and patting its head.


I’m an ambassador for the Crows and a big fan. I actually got to go to a couple of games last season, which is nice.


I’ve done gigs from The Gov in Hindmarsh to the Entertainment Centre. But I love the Thebarton Theatre — it’s a great venue. Something like the Thebby Theatre is still a vibey size but definitely more intimate.