Voice winner eyes US trip
Anja Nissen. Picture: Supplied

She was only crowned the winner of The Voice Australia on Monday but Anja Nissen has revealed her superstar coach will.i.am has already invited her to record with him in the US.

The 18-year-old barely made it to the finale of the Nine talent show, being saved from elimination at the last minute by the public via a new Home Coach mobile app, and went on to claim the 2014 title in a shock verdict this week.

In addition to Nissen winning a $100,000 cash prize, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am also offered to sign the songstress to his record label. Nissen said he was eager for her to visit the States as soon as possible.

"He has invited me to come over," she told Access All Areas.

"He has offered me the chance to record at his studio, which is really exciting. I am very pumped about that."

Nissen's big voice has seen her compared to divas such as Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga by the show's coaches and the wider public.

While she is honoured to be mentioned in the same league as these stars, the singer said it was because they shared the same attitude rather than the same sound.

"Will said the reason he compares me to them is because there are similarities between people who want it bad, they have a drive," Nissen explained.

"That's why he compares me to the artists, not because I sound like them or look like them. It's because I have that drive and passion. It's really inspiring to hear that from him."

While her time on TV is over, the rollercoaster is only beginning for Nissen.

She will launch her debut single My Girls, which was co-written by Delta Goodrem, on Friday and then pump out a winner's album for release on August 1.

The blonde is also set to land in WA on Sunday to headline the first stop of The Voice On Tour with the other top eight finalists at Perth Arena.

"I am so excited to get to perform for an audience that knows me," Nissen said of the tour.

"Every time I do a gig I am trying to get the audience to know me so it will be good to get up there and not have to try so hard. They are there to see us perform; we are not trying to force them to like us. That is very rewarding."

The West Australian

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