Singapore Idol Sezairi says 'I do' to long-time girlfriend

The third winner of Singapore Idol, Sezairi, solemnised his marriage to girlfriend Syaza at a closed-door event for 150 guests at the Timbre Music Academy. The singer had proposed on the set of local historical movie 1965, in which he made his acting
The third winner of Singapore Idol, Sezairi, solemnised his marriage to girlfriend Syaza at a closed-door event for 150 guests at the Timbre Music Academy. The singer had proposed on the set of local historical movie 1965, in which he made his acting debut.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The last Singapore Idol winner is off the market. Sezairi Sezali, 28, the third winner of the singing competition, solemnised his marriage to long-time girlfriend Syaza Qistina Tan, 25, yesterday afternoon.

The closed-door affair for 150 guests was held at the Timbre Music Academy in Old Parliament Lane.

Aside from relatives, the guest list had familiar faces from the entertainment scene, including three members of local pop quartet The Sam Willows and Ivan Heng, founding artistic director of the Wild Rice theatre company.

Following the religious ceremony, the couple, who had dated for seven years, each gave a speech. They were emotional as they spoke about each other and their families.

Sezairi said of his Chinese-Malay bride: "Some people ask me who I would attribute my successes to and, before I was this Idol guy or when I was a struggling musician, Syaza was the one who told me, 'There's nothing I believe you can't do.'"

Radio DJ and Singapore Idol alumna Tabitha Nauser, 23, said "the two of them were meant to be together" as they complement each other well. She added: "They've been together for so long, it's like they were practically married. Now, it's just official."

Sezairi had proposed on the set of local historical movie 1965, in which he made his acting debut as a police constable. The proposal video, which was uploaded onto his YouTube page, has attracted over 27,000 hits.

Sezairi will hold a wedding ceremony later this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 24, 2016, with the headline 'S'pore Idol Sezairi says 'I do' to long-time girlfriend'. Print Edition | Subscribe