Voice champ Karise to stay on Central Coast

Australia's new queen of soul, Karise Eden, intends to remain based on the Central Coast.

"I'm still going to try and base myself up there; that's my home," Eden said yesterday.

"I was born in Gosford hospital, I was brought up in Wyoming, I did the refuge trap and ended up in Woy Woy.

". . . I am definitely going to be living around there somewhere.

"Sydney is for business."

Eden now heads to the studio to finish her winner's album. She will then do a national Westfield tour, including Kotara on June 28.

The announcement of Eden as winner of The Voice, attracted the biggest Newcastle TV audience for any regular program this year, beaten only by the first and second State of Origin matches.

The Voice was credited with two shows on Monday night: the grand final and the winner's announcement.

The announcement attracted an average of 154,831 Newcastle viewers and the grand final 130,171.

Nationally, the program was a clear winner, with 3.098 million people watching Eden crowned "The Voice".

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