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    [09.12.09] Stan Walker 'can't leave home'

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    [09.12.09] Stan Walker 'can't leave home'

    Post by Ataahua on Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:53 pm

    So many news articles today!!

    source credit: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/3144690/Stan-Walker-can-t-leave-home


    Stan Walker 'can't leave home'

    Australian Idol winner Stan Walker says he hasn't been able to leave the house since winning the singing competition.

    "I don't go nowhere now, I'm just stuck at home, " the Australian-born, Kiwi-raised singer told Stuff.co.nz.

    Despite knowing what he was getting into when he joined up for the show, Walker said he didn't always enjoy the attention he received as a result of his win several weeks ago.

    "It takes a lot out of you. I hate all the, 'Oh you're famous' (stuff) because I just want to be normal but that's not going to happen anymore." Walker admitted.

    "I just love singing, I love meeting people, I love learning things. The only thing is that it comes with being bombarded with fans. "

    The 19-year-old, who cites Luther Vandross, Alicia Keys and John Legend as his idols, said he tried not to pay any attention to the judge's comments during the show.

    "Whether it's good or bad it's going to get to your head. So, you don't listen. You just keep your head and focus on the goal and work hard at doing it."

    Hard work is something of a mantra for the Maori boy who grew up in Tauranga.

    He was quick to dismiss the famed Idol Curse, which has seen many winners of both Australian and US Idol competitions fail to make an impact on the charts

    "It's about how hard you work, it's how much you want it and what you are willing to do," he said.

    "People wrote to me and said, 'I hope you don't win, you'll do much better if you don't win.' But it's about the person, it's about how much you're going to put in."

    Apart from getting a recording contract and releasing an album, he has also become an ambassador for the Sony Foundation.

    This enables him to be a role model for troubled youths, something he is passionate about.

    "People need to look beyond what they see; there's always an explanation for why people are like they are."

    "It's not about how many times we stuff up and fail, because I stuff up every day. It's about how many times we get back up and keep going forward."

    keep working hard Stan! all your fans are behind you 100% of the way!


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    Re: [09.12.09] Stan Walker 'can't leave home'

    Post by josephineperrot on Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:14 pm

    haha wait till Sarah pounces on him then he will know what a true fan is like..I can just see it!!!
    I think it is so funny he never listened to the judges!! but he did work hard at his fitness and he did in some ways take on board some of what they did say but I like it he is saying 'work hard' all the times in the forum us girls had to defend his work ethics..good on our Stan
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    Post by Simona on Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:52 pm

    What a lovely article. It focused on Stan as a person and I loved it.

    It gave a real insight to his persona. Reading the last two paragraphs filled my heart with joy and pride: we're supporting a great young man


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    Re: [09.12.09] Stan Walker 'can't leave home'

    Post by RobynO99 on Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:42 pm

    Yes, I don't think Stan was expecting his explosive popularity. Particularly in NZ. He might find it a bit calmer when he gets back here. There he is a big fish in a small pond - he he might be the same size fish - but a MUCH bigger pond!
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    Post by josephineperrot on Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:46 pm

    so true Robyn and I know your leaving soon so I want to wish you a wonderful xmas filled with joy and laughter while your in the USA! a happy new year filled with bubbles from champagne and I hope a wonderful kiss from a very deserving gentleman..
    'May you have calm seas and blue skies where ever you go'
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    Post by Taichimisty on Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:28 pm

    OOOHHHH.....I :heart: :heart: what I read.....that's one of the reasons you rock my world Stan Walker cos you walk the walk and talk the talk....I am a huge fan of the inner and true you!!!!
    Way to go Stanley!!!! Deep, meaningful and soulful....sigh. :sunny:

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