From the first blind audition, Karise's fan base was quickly established, with her winning sultry soul tones being just what Australia was looking for. Couple this talent with the back story of a young girl who grew up as a ward of the State living in more than 20 refuges and you have a likeable heroine from this talent show, who proved she had just what was needed to beat fellow finalists Sarah De Bono, Darren Percival and Rachael Leahcar.
Since her victory, Karise has been working hard on putting the finishing touches to her debut album 'My Journey' which is being will be released on Tuesday 26th June and will include a collection of favourite songs that she performed on the show as well as the winning single 'You Won't Let Me'. Ms Eden has also managed to find time to record a couple of new tracks which have also made their way onto the album. Karise's song, 'You Won't Let Me' was also released as a single on Thursday 21st June. Having already made a real dent on the iTunes chart throughout the run of the show, this album poises Karise for the dizzy heights of stardom and record sales.
In addition to providing a beautiful musical treat to her fans, Karise will also be signing copies of her album, posters and T-shirts. It is a shame that Seal, her mentor, won't be with her.
Team Seal produced the winning goods
Queensland: Wednesday 27 June, Westfield Chermside, 12.00noon, Carpark Wednesday 4 July, Westfield Garden City, 12.30pm, Centre Court
New South Wales: Thursday 28 June, Westfield Kotara, 6.00pm, Centre Court Friday 29 June, Westfield Sydney, 12.30pm, Pitt St Mall
Saturday 30 June, Westfield Miranda, 12.00noon, Centre Court
Victoria Monday 2 July, Westfield Southland, 12.30pm, Centre Court Tuesday 3 July, Westfield Fountain Gate, 12.30pm, Centre Court