Sebastian Schmidt, known as Basti, is a singer from Germany. Born and raised in a small town, Basti decided at a young age that he wanted to see the world and spread his music. His musical gifts became apparent when he was still in elementary school where he had his first performances in front of an audience.
He made his first television appearance when he was one of the 10 finalists of the Austrian singing competition “Kiddy Contest” at the age of 13. His appearance on the “The X-Factor”, where he was one of the eight selected contestants for the judges’ houses, gained him greater recognition in the German-speaking area.
After finishing his high school, he studied “Popular Music And Media” and graduated in 2017. Besides his studies, he traveled parts of the world and countries like South Africa, Australia, and Brazil where he gained experience as a busker.
In 2018 Basti was a finalist of 1in360, the Eurovision Song Contest pre-selection of San Marino. Although he did not win, he was chosen as one of the backing vocalists to sing in Lisbon.
Especially the proximity to the audience and the authenticity of the music impressed and encouraged him to always continue making music. A great voice, irresistible charm and musical honesty – that is Basti!