EXCLUSIVE: Guy Sebastian reveals why he is the tough judge on X Factor

He’s known as the tough judge on The X Factor, but Guy Sebastian has revealed there is a reason why he isn’t quick to give too much praise.

Speaking to 1029 Hot Tomato’s Flan & Emily Jade, the singer said: “The industry is brutal and I just get a little bit wary of being the guy that says ‘oh you’re going to be huge, you’ll be a worldwide star’ when in actual fact the odds are stacked up against you to have any sort of career outside of the country unless you’re brilliant.”

When he’s judging contestants, Guy says that he tries to emulate people in his life, like his long term manager and wife Jules, who give it to him straight. “It’s good to be encouraging, but it’s also good to point out where you can be better. It’s the only way you can grow.”


The tough-love has obviously worked for him – an inspired Guy’s set to hit the road for another tour around Australia. “I just did a massive city tour… but I really missed smaller venues and being a bit more intimate in the performance setting. I just wanted to take it to a more musical and vocal place, so I’m going to be doing a bit of looping and a bit more storytelling and a bit more intimate.”

Guy Sebastian will perform on the Gold Coast at Jupiters Theatre on January 25th 2016. For more information and to book tickets, visit jupitersgoldcoast.com.au.

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