Runaway favourite Karise Eden has won smash-hit TV show The Voice.
The talented 19-year-old, singing on Team Seal, swept aside the competition with a string of incredible performances to claim victory over finalists Darren Percival (Team Keith), Sara De Bono (Teach Joel) and Rachael Leahcar (Team Delta).
Her debut single was released after the show and her debut album is released next week.
A truly incredible rise to national fame after it was revealed Eden was living in a woman’s refuge before the show began.
Brisbane’s Nova 106.9 stand-in breakfast show Dan Anstey and Margie – a reality TV Biggest Loser winner in her own right – spoke with the overwhelmed Eden the morning after her grand final triumph.
Going off only a couple of hours last night the gigly Eden is already enjoying the fame.
“I think I need a couple of days at home just chillin’” said Eden.
“But I do have moments of like, ‘holy crap!’ and then it just stops.
"I'm famous!" said a truly surprised Eden.
The viewer voted competition, which was influenced heavily by digital purchases on iTunes, saw Eden take a healthy lead into the finale thanks to three top-three songs in the iTunes charts at the close of voting.
The insurmountable lead was impossible for the other contestants to overcome, despite some celebrity star-power tweets from Joel Madden and Nicole Richie in support of red-haired De Bono.
You’ll be able to catch Karise in person at Westfield centres around the country.
Wednesday 27 June - Westfield Chermside (Car Park), Qld @ 12.00pm Thursday 28 June - Westfield Kotara (Centre Court), NSW @ 6.00pm Friday 29 June - Westfield Sydney (Between Zara and Nespresso), NSW @ 12.30pm Saturday 30 June - Westfield Miranda, (Centre Court), NSW @ 12.00pm Monday 2 July - Westfield Southland (Centre Court), VIC @ 12.30pm Tuesday 3 July - Westfield Fountain Gate (Centre Court), VIC @ 12.30pm Wednesday 4 July - Westfield Garden City (Centre Court), QLD @ 12.30pm Thursday 5 July - Westfield Marion (Centre Court), SA @ 3.00pm Saturday 7 July - Westfield Whitford City (Centre Court), WA @ 3.00pm Sunday 8 July - Westfield Belconnen (Centre Court), ACT @ 12.30pm
Karise will be appearing in Nova's own Red Room! Find out more here.