Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Former Bay Student Rattles Idol Charms; Voice of an Angel Puts Bible Student Top of Ranking

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Former Bay Student Rattles Idol Charms; Voice of an Angel Puts Bible Student Top of Ranking

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Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au

MARCIA HINES said he has one of the sexiest voices she's heard, and Dicko thinks he's 'terrific'.

His name is Stan Walker and the former Byron Bay High School student is well on the way to becoming the next Australian Idol.

The 18-year-old was this week voted into the coveted Top 12 and has been touted as a favourite to win.

Stan currently lives in Coolangatta, but spent some of his final years of secondary schooling at Byron Bay High.

He made a surprise visit to his old school yesterday, where he was mobbed by hundreds of students who held banners proclaiming 'Stan's the man' and, 'Stan's #1'.

And he thrilled students and staff when he gave an impromptu performance accompanied by his brother Michael on guitar.

Stan moved to Coolangatta with his family last year so he could attend Bible College, but he still has strong connections with Byron Bay.

"I've still got lots of friends here," Stan said. …

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