For the first time ever, Australian Idol alumnus Guy Sebastian will be performing in Singapore!

Guy Sebastian is scheduled to perform to an exclusive crowd of 200 on the 30th of June, 8pm local time, at the Resort World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio. The entire showcase will then be televised on MTV Asia on Friday, 18 July.

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The MTV Sessions is a series of music shows that give music lovers the rare opportunity to watch the latest and hottest upcoming artists showcase their craft live in an intimate setting.

Besides performing their own songs, the artists also perform covers and remixes of their own favourite songs produced exclusively for MTV. Fans also get to learn more about the work and lives of these artists within the casual and relaxed environment that is characteristic of the Sessions.

Guy is the latest act to be featured on MTV’s unplugged series MTV Sessions, where up-and-coming singers are invited to present a special set in an intimate setting. Past performers from earlier Sessions include teen pop-rock singer Greyson Chance, Spanish indie folk crooner Russian Red, and even Singapore-based model/actress/recording artist Ming Bridges.

The Sessions is widely regarded as a unique, unparalleled platform for artists to interact with fans. Russian Red’s performance at the same venue back in 2012 (pictured below) allegedly drew the largest crowd the Sessions had ever seen, a record that Sebastian may have a chance at breaking.

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Sebastian rose to fame after capturing the hearts of his fellow Australians with his unique, soul-leaning vocals, and was crowned the first Australian Idol winner in 2003. Since then, he has released an impressive seven consecutive multi-platinum albums, seven number one singles, judged Australia’s The X Factor from 2010 to 2012, and took 2012’s hit “Battle Scars” to platinum status in the US, together with featured rapper Lupe Fiasco.

Among many other album sales accolades, Sebastian also scored the “Best Pop Video Award” at the MTV Australian Video Music Awards in both 2005 and 2007, and also twice won the “Fave Aussie Award” by public votes at Nickelodeon’s Australia Kids Choice Awards.

Sebastian’s still-unnamed eighth album will be out later this year, and his latest single “Like A Drum” topped the Hot 100 chart in Australia last year and successfully broke into the Top 20 in the US’ Billboard Dance Club Song chart. Hear the electrifying tune here:

The 32-year-old is clearly pumped for this upcoming showcase.

“It’s exciting for me to be part of MTV Sessions and perform in Singapore for the first time. I can’t wait to hang out with my fans in the studio and just have a good time on stage!” gushed Sebastian, in a statement to MTV.

A pretty humble statement for someone whose debut single, “Angels Brought Me Here” went on to become Australia’s best-selling single in the last decade.

From now till 20 June, fans who wish to catch the live recording of Sebastian’s exclusive showcase on 30 June can visit www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions to take part in an online contest to win passes.

MTV Sessions: Guy Sebastian will premiere on MTV Asia on Friday, 18 July at 9pm (WIB), 10pm (SG/HK) and 11pm (MAL) with additional content available online at www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions.

Photos: MTV Asia MTV Music