Noah and Mary Grace Walker with classmates and fans of there brother and Idol Star Stan
Noah and Mary Grace Walker with classmates and fans of there brother and Idol Star Stan Blainey Woodham

Stan's biggest fans

NO one cheers louder for Australian Idol contestant Stan Walker than his younger brother and sister.

And Noah and Mary-Grace Walker even have their classmates at Tweed Heads Public School chanting Stan’s name.

The Australian Idol hopeful and Coolangatta’s own is just a few steps away from achieving his musical dreams.

Stan, an 18-year-old retail shop worker, is in the top three singers of the popular Channel 10 reality show, and will tomorrow Sunday night find out if he’s made the final two.

“He’ll make it,” said 11-year-old Noah.

“We went up and saw him sing once, but we’re going to the finals.

“He’ll win.”

Eight-year-old Mary-Grace said they have to record every episode because sometimes they cannot hear the television.

“It gets really loud,” she said.

“Sometimes we don’t hear him singing we’re cheering for him so loud.”

Mary-Grace said they ask everyone they know to vote for Stan.

“My mum votes 100 times,” she said.

“We ask all our school friends to vote too.”

Noah modestly said he was not as musically talented as his older brother, but Mary-Grace quickly corrected him.

“Yes he is,” she said.

Noah said he loved it last Sunday night when Stan did a backflip during his performance.

“He can do frontflips as well,” he said.

“I can kinda do one.”

In Stan’s Australian Idol blog he said it had been a busy week preparing for tomorrow night’s show, on which Michael Buble will be a guest judge.

“I’m excited about meeting Michael Buble,” he wrote.

“I’m excited about final three, like really excited. It hasn’t sunk in yet.

“I’m real blasé about it. It’s almost like it’s too much to handle, so I’m just taking it as it comes.”

On tomorrow night’s show, which airs at 7.30pm, Stan will sing Superstar by Luther Vandross, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by Michael Buble, Sweet Dreams by Beyonce and his winner’s single.

The soulful singer said he always had his eye on a spot in Idol.

“I was in New Zealand and we were watching Guy Sebastian and I said to myself, ‘I want to do that one day’. I had the song prepared and everything.

“And I did it exactly how I wanted to do it; exactly,” said Stan of his eventual audition this year.

To vote for Stan SMS “Stan” to 19 10 10 or call 1902 55 55 63. Votes cost 55 cents.


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