Celebrity spotting in Whyalla

Many may have seen singer Carmen Smith around town this week.
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She is most recognised from the Voice Australia and as the lead female vocalist in the film clip for Guy Sebastian’s hit song, Gold.

Currently on tour with Guy Sebastian, Carmen performed at the Middleback Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday night to a sold out show.

As a Sydney girl, it was Carmen’s first visit to Whyalla but she said it was somewhere she had always wanted to see.

“I know about Whyalla because my husband’s parents when they first moved from Brazil, this is where they came,” she said.

“My brother-in-law was born here and then they moved to Adelaide and that’s where my husband was born.”

Whyalla was the first stop on the regional tour for Guy and Carmen before they head to Renmark and then onto dozens of other locations across the country.

“There is a lot of driving involved but the thing with the regional tour is that we get to see the country,” Carmen said.

“I just love that Guy can do a tour like this because I feel that regional places don’t always get those kind of concerts.”

Carmen said she loved performing at more intimate venues such as in Whyalla.

“It was amazing and it was good fun,” she said.

“The problem with massive theatres is that you can’t see anyone and I like seeing their faces.”

Carmen has been a friend of Guy Sebastian’s for almost 10 years now, first meeting when she auditioned to be one of the singers on his 2004 Armageddon tour.

“We have just been friends ever since,” she said.

Last year Carmen made it through to Joel Madden’s team on the Voice after performing a superb rendition of Alicia Key’s song ‘How come you don’t call me?’

However, controversy surrounded the popular contestant when she was asked to leave the show for featuring in Guy’s song Gold.

“I actually can’t believe it has been a year since all of that happened, it was a bit of a crazy time but now I can look back at it and for me it was the right thing to happen,” Carmen said.

“The show was amazing but it was like one moment in 10 years of singing.”

Carmen said she went into the show with a relaxed attitude and was never out to win.

“It was never a competition for me, it was more to prove to myself that I was a good singer and now I am back on tour doing exactly want I was doing before,” she said.

While only a short visit, Carmen said she enjoyed seeing the town and could not believe the redness of the dirt.

The show has received rave reviews from audience members who were left wanting more.

On Tuesday night, some dedicated fans met Guy Sebastian and were lucky enough to snap a photo with the star.

CONCERT: Kirsty Davis caught Guy Sebastian after he left his concert on Tuesday.

LUCKY: Emily Boundey was lucky enough to meet Guy Sebastian after his concert on Tuesday night.

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