Stan Walker

This shy and humble teenager could be the most amazing voice to come out of our part of the world in a long time - Australia and New Zealand's answer to Susan Boyle. He won Australian Idol last week by public acclaim and boy did he deserve it - he has the most amazing natural talent I have ever seen. It's effortless for him, and heartfelt. Stan Walker lives the music, feels the music and delivers the experience in a way that appeals to young and old. He is only 18 years old, but he has a bright future in the music industry ahead of him.

Don't take my word for it, listen to him here:

The tattoo on Stan's neck says "ataahua'', which means beautiful.