Voice winner Anja Nissen sounds out future with will.i.am
THE Voice winner Anja Nissen has already gone into the studio with mentor will.i.am.
The 18-year-old took out the show's grand final on Monday night, winning $100,000, a recording contract with Universal Music and a car.
"We went to the studio (after the show) and chilled there for a bit and just started talking about ideas and stuff," Nissen told APN.
"We were there until 3am.
"He was very interested in signing me prior (to the grand final) and he said, 'Don't think just because you won that's why I signed you'."
Will, the Grammy Award-winning musical genius behind The Black Eyed Peas, plans to sign Nissen to his record label and collaborate with her in the studio.
Running on very little sleep after celebrating her career-launching win, the Blue Mountains teen said she was grateful for the introduction of the show's new HomeCoach app, which saw fans vote her through to the grand final as a wildcard.
"It still doesn't feel real. I don't think it ever will," she said.
"It was such a balanced competition, that's what was so different about this year. No one could really tell who was going to win."
On Monday the bookies had tipped drummer-turned-singer Johnny Rollins, who ended up coming third, to win.
Nissen was crowned the winner over runner-up Jackson Thomas in front of 2.761 million viewers nationally.
Nissen's first single My Girls will be released on Friday. She headlines The Voice On Tour, which starts in Perth on Sunday and finishes at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on August 3.