Karise Eden may have been crowned the first ever winner of The Voice Australia last Monday night, securing a record deal with Universal Music as well as $100,000 cash and a car, but her fellow grand finalists haven’t left the top-rating show empty-handed. The Daily Telegraph reports that Darren Percival, Rachael Leahcar and Sarah De Bono will all release singles this Friday, songs that would’ve been their winner’s single had they taken out the competition. Following that, they’ll also release albums similar to Karise’s debut My Journey, out since yesterday, which includes hits she sang on the show and more covers. Popular redhead Sarah believes they were all deserving of record deals, saying, “We all worked hard, we’re all very different but we’re all credible artists.”
It’s another example that proves you don’t need to win a competition show to make your mark on the industry. But is it fair that their original songs are coming out so soon after Karise’s debut?