The "tribal scars" on her arms and her gravel voice, even the pain she shared with the Australian audience helped Karise Eden become "The Voice" of Australia.
Yesterday, Karise Eden, "The Voice" Australia winner said that she is looking forward into transforming her dark past into an inspirational journey through her coming debut album. She is currently working on her album which is titled "My Journey."
"I don't write songs very often, but when I do and it connects with people the way (I Was Your Girl) has, that's what it's all about for me," Karise said. "I'd like to leave the real story as a bit of a mystery. I'd love to hear how other people relate to my song, what it means in their minds," the 19-year-old added.
Eden has refused to give out details about problems in the family which she dealt with; instead she told her fans to give their own version of meanings to the lyrics of her songs. But now, after joining "The Voice' and nailing it on the finale, she said it has given her a confidence boost.
During the finale on Monday night, the show has attracted over 4.54 million viewers; it was the biggest ratings for a light entertainment show in OzTam history. Many of Karise's fans were cheering among the audience. Eden said that she had counted on the advice of her "Voice" coach Seal.
"I have always looked at him as a father figure, as a bit of a dad. He's very wise but we still had a lot of laughs. He's my main man," Karise said. Her effect on him was also clear when Seal was reduced to tears when she performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."