LOCAL LINK: The Voice winner Karise Eden spent time in Kingaroy where she wrote her hit song I Was Your Girl, which charted no.1 on Tuesday. she is pictured with her coach Seal. Supplied by Channel 9.
LOCAL LINK: The Voice winner Karise Eden spent time in Kingaroy where she wrote her hit song I Was Your Girl, which charted no.1 on Tuesday. she is pictured with her coach Seal. Supplied by Channel 9.

Kingaroy: where it all began

ON a bunk bed in Kingaroy, Channel Nine's The Voice inaugural winner Karise Eden wrote her chart-topping hit I Was Your Girl.

Eden said it was breath-taking watching the song go up the charts.

"I co-wrote that song with my officially unofficially adopted sister... we're just so close," she said.

"I just grabbed her and we just cried and said 'to think we wrote this on the bunk beds at Kingaroy'.

"It's just gone to number one on iTunes, can you believe it? It's something you will never forget."

A video clip of Eden performing at the Tingoora Hotel has gone viral on YouTube, putting the town's pub on the map.

The Tinny pub owner Bruce Jones said he was shocked to hear Eden had played at the hotel.

"I got a phone call on Tuesday telling me she played here," he said.

"We think it might have been two years ago and she played with another local during one of our Sunday afternoon jam sessions.

"The girl I remember had such a strong voice they had to turn the amplifiers down."

Mr Jones said he wasn't sure if the YouTube clip of the new star would promote his pub but said he was proud to claim the fame.

"People might want to come and have a drink at the pub where she first sang," he said.

Eden closed the finale on Monday with a performance of her debut single, You Won't Let Me, from her album My Journey to be released on June 26.

As the winner of The Voice, Eden receives a recording contract with Universal Music Australia, $100,000 and a Ford Focus.

Fans will get the chance to meet Eden when she tours Westfield shopping centres, starting with Westfield Chermside in Brisbane on June 27.

For the full list of dates go to westfield.com.au.

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