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Angels Brought Me Here Lyrics

Angels Brought Me Here” is a pop song performed by Australian singer Guy Sebastian. It was released in Australia in November 2003 as the lead single from his debut album Just as I Am. The song is most remembered for Guy’s winning performance in the talent show “Australian Idol”.

Enjoy This Video of Angels Brought Me Here Lyrics Sung by Guy Sebastian

The lyrics are underneath the video – so sing along if you feel inclined

Angels Brought Me Here Lyrics Sung by Guy Sebastian

 

It’s been a long and winding journey, but i’m finally here tonight
Picking up the pieces, walking back into the light
Into the sunset of your glory, where my heart and future lies
There’s nothing like that feeling, when i look into your eyes…
My dreams came true, when I found you
I found you, my miracle…

[Chorus]
If you could see, what I see, that you’re the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here

Standing here before you, feels like I’ve been born again
Every breath is your love, every heartbeat speaks your name

My dreams came true, right here in front of you
My miracle…

[Chorus]
If you could see, what I see, you’re the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here

Brought me here to be with you,
I’ll be forever grateful (oh forever Faithful)
My dreams came true
When I found you
My miracle…

[Chorus]
If you could see, what I see, you’re the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here
Yes they brought me here
If you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here

 Some Facts About the Song Angels Brought Me Here Lyrics and Guy Sebastian

Angels Brought Me Here” is a pop song performed by Australian singer Guy Sebastian. It was released in Australia on 24 November 2003 as the lead single from his debut album Just as I Am (2003). The song was written by Jörgen Elofsson and John Reid for Network Ten’s TV talent competition, Australian Idol‘s inaugural season. Recorded versions were made for both grand finalists, Sebastian and Shannon Noll, with only Sebastian’s version officially released by BMG. On 22 November the promotional video had premiered on the same network’s Video Hits – produced by Australian Idol‘s Stephen Tate and directed by its musical director, John Foreman.

“Angels Brought Me Here” peaked at number-one on the ARIA Singles Chart. It was the first of 11 top ten and six number-one singles for Sebastian in Australia. “Angels Brought Me Here”‘s first week sales were at the time the highest one week’s sales on record for both an Australian artist and a debut artist. It currently still has the second highest one week sales for an Australian artist single. The song was certified as four times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and sold in excess of 303,000 units. In January 2010 “Angels Brought Me Here” was announced as the highest selling single of the decade (2000–2009). Until 2011 the song held the record as the highest selling Australian artist single in Australian chart history. “Angels Brought Me Here” was also popular in New Zealand, topping the RIANZ Singles Chart and achieving platinum certification. In October 2004, Lisa B. Bermingham published Sebastian’s official biography, Angels Brought Me Here.

“Angels Brought Me Here” was performed on 9 November 2003 by the final two contestants, Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll, during the penultimate episode of Network Ten’s TV talent competition, Australian Idol (2003). Both contestants were recorded and had their versions pressed by BMG, ready for the winner’s version to be released immediately after the competition. Sebastian’s winning performance was watched by an Australian record audience – for a non-sporting event – of 3.65 million. On 19 November he did an encore performance of the song and the single was issued in Australia on 24 November by BMG.

Sebastian referred to “Angels Brought Me Here”, his winning moment on Australian Idol and his progress through the competition:

I reckon it really sums up just what I felt as far as the competition goes. It’s a very overwhelming process to go through and you really do feel that there’s something else that got you there. Especially with how I didn’t feel confident before and then something just clicked and I could look people in the eyes and really try and deliver a song.

Sebastian believes it is “a great, inspirational song” that summarises how any Australian Idol winner would have felt. Noll, however, felt that the song was too difficult for him to sing. Sebastian’s version was produced by Bryon Jones (member of Rockmelons) and Adam Reilly (who was also the programmer). The B-side, “When I Get You Alone” – a cover version of Robin Thicke’s 2002 single – was recorded live on Australian Idol episode “Up Close & Personal” in October 2003. Sebastian’s second single, “All I Need Is You”, followed in February 2004 and also debuted at number-one. In September, his third number-one single in a row, “Out with My Baby”, was issued from his second album, Beautiful Life (2004). He has since achieved three further number-one singles in Australia, “Like It Like That” in 2009, “Who’s That Girl” in 2010, and “Battle Scars” in 2012.

Lisa B. Bermingham’s official biography of Sebastian is titled, Angels Brought Me Here (October 2004) (aka Guy Sebastian: Angels Brought Me Here: The Official Biography). In November 2010, two versions of “Angels Brought Me Here” appeared on Sebastian’s 2×CD compilation album, Twenty Ten: both the original and a newly recorded acoustic version. For the acoustic version, Sebastian also plays piano and is the co-producer with Carl Dimataga.

Angels Brought Me Here Lyrics and Music Video

A music video was issued in November 2003 to promote the single. The video shows Sebastian on a TV set as it is being prepared for a show. He is dressed casually in jeans and windcheater. He sits on boxes as he begins to sing with a camera crew starting to film him. An image of a young woman is shown as he continues. Various personnel walk around him and adjust the set. Sebastian stands and the image of the female is seen again, she wears white feathers. Later, Sebastian is dressed more formally in a white suit as he performs the song. On this set are plasma screens depicting the same young woman. The video ends with Sebastian in his casual gear again, sitting on the boxes. The video was produced by Australian Idol‘s Stephen Tate and directed by the show’s musical director, John Foreman. On 22 November, the clip was premiered on Network Ten’s Video Hits – which had Tate as executive producer.

Angels Brought Me Here Lyrics – Chart Performance

“Angels Brought Me Here” debuted on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on 1 December 2003 at number-one, the first of 11 top ten and six number-one singles that Sebastian has achieved during his career. Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number-one singles, and is third overall for all Australian acts. Only Delta Goodrem and Kylie Minogue have achieved more. “Angels Brought Me Here” sold 128,679 copies in its first week, setting an Australian record at the time for the highest first week single sales by both a debut artist and an Australian artist. It also had the second highest first week single sales from any artist, behind Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind”. Sebastian record was eclipsed in late 2004 by Anthony Callea’s debut single “The Prayer”. Sebastian still has the second highest one week sales for an Australian artist single. “Angels Brought Me Here” remained at the top spot for three consecutive weeks, dropping to number three in its fourth week. The single spent a total of five weeks in the top ten and twelve weeks in the top fifty. Despite being released near the end of 2003, the its strong sales placed “Angels Brought Me Here” at number-one on the End of Year Top 100 ARIA Singles Chart of 2003. It was certified four times platinum and eventually sold in excess of 303,000 copies. At the time this was the highest sales ever recorded for an Australian artist single, a record Sebastian held until 2011. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2004, Sebastian earned the award for ‘Highest Selling Single’, and was also nominated for ‘Highest Selling Album’ for Just as I Am. In 2011 the sales of “Angels Brought Me Here” were surpassed by Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”.

In January 2010 ARIA announced that “Angels Brought Me Here” was the highest selling single of the previous decade, with Anthony Callea’s “The Prayer” ranked second. Sebastian reflected on his song’s popularity, “I guess its success is due to it being a well-written pop ballad, coupled with the fact that it’s perfectly suited to my voice, and also my back-story… It doesn’t take a genius to realise that the show was mostly responsible for the songs enormity but still, I’m glad I was the guy standing there at the end singing it”. In a review for Sebastian’s fifth number one single “Who’s That Girl” in 2010 The Vine‘s Tim Byron said “Angels Brought Me Here” was “heavily associated with the climax of the show, and thus [has] pre-packaged meanings and associations that other songs will not … something of the joy of music, of its eternal mystery, gets leached out in the process”. Byron felt there was considerable “controversy over whether to give ARIA awards to people like Guy Sebastian” due to concerns about the artist’s credibility. Byron added “But it’s hard to argue that Guy Sebastian’s continued success, seven years later, has much to do with Australian Idol…..even his ‘brand recognition’ will have faded by now…..If he is still successful, it’s more and more because of his musical talent.”

“Angels Brought Me Here” was also released in New Zealand, and debuted at number-one on 1 December 2003 on the RIANZ Singles Chart, retaining the position for three weeks. It spent eleven non-consecutive weeks in the top ten and twenty-two weeks in the top forty and achieved platinum accreditation.

In January–February 2004 Sebastian and other Australian Idol finalists toured around Australia on the Australian Idol Concert Tour, which was promoted by Michael Chugg and Amanda Pelman. Sebastian also performed his own gigs including the Australian Gospel Music Festival in April. Sebastian appeared at the Asian MTV Awards, was a guest judge on New Zealand Idol and performed on Indonesian Idol. After a promotional trip to Malaysia in April he travelled to Europe and the US. In May Sebastian made a special guest appearance on American Idol, performing “Angels Brought Me Here” in the Top 3 verdict show. Sebastian was also a guest performer in the verdict show on Asian Idol in 2007, performing the song as duet with 2005 Indonesian Idol winner, Mike Mohede. In 2005, it was also performed by the fourth American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, in the last performance show for the season. In April 2008, on the United Kingdom TV drama series Rock Rivals, which depicts a fictional talent show set in London, the song was performed by Bethany Hopkins (portrayed by Holly Quin-Ankrah) as her winner’s single. Cover versions of the song have been performed by Australian singer Hayley Legg and by French electro artist Sebastian Akchoté.[13] In 2009 Philippine female trio, La Diva, released “Angels Brought Me Here” as a single and included two versions of the song on their debut album, La Diva. La Diva had recorded the song as the theme for South Korean TV drama series, Queen Seondeok (May–December 2009).

 

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