KAT WATCH: Perkins ‘Let it Go’, but got let go

Kat Perkins fought a good fight, but she had to say farewell Tuesday night.

Kat Perkins may have been sent home from “The Voice” on Tuesday, but her career is not ending anytime soon as the singer announced she was working on a record deal and could be joining the summer tour of “The Voice” contestants. Here she sings “Let it Go” on Monday night’s episode.
Kat Perkins may have been sent home from “The Voice” on Tuesday, but her career is not ending anytime soon as the singer announced she was working on a record deal and could be joining the summer tour of “The Voice” contestants. Here she sings “Let it Go” on Monday night’s episode.             (Photo Courtesy NBC/Universal)

Posted May 16, 2014

By BRYCE MARTIN | ND Group Editor | bmartin@countrymedia.net

By BRYCE MARTIN

N.D. Group Editor

 

Kat Perkins fought a good fight, but she had to say farewell Tuesday night.

It was announced in the final moment of NBC’s “The Voice” results show Tuesday that, despite a rousing few months singing for the nation, Kat Perkins was not chosen to continue onto next week’s finals.

It was a fierce battle for the Scranton native Monday night. Perkins sang twice during the two-hour long semifinals episode, lending her vocal talents to genres considered exotic to her brassy, well-known musical spectrum.

Perkins began the night with a performance of the new song “Chandelier”, released in March by Australian pop singer-songwriter Sia. The song marked a new chapter for Perkins, who mentioned on the episode that she was nervous singing a pop song.

With a striding beat and “an explosive, off-the-walls exercise in vocal acrobatics,” Perkins strutted the stage while elaborate, lit chandeliers marked her path.

“Here’s why (Perkins) should be in the finale: Because she is, hands down, honestly one of the best singers we’ve ever had,” roared her coach, Adam Levine, following her performance.

After a public glimpse into Perkins’ off-screen home life, examining her path to musical stardom stemming from her upbringing in Scranton, Perkins once again hit the stage, this time performing the worldwide hit song “Let It Go” from last year’s megahit Disney film, “Frozen.”

“As far as vocals are concerned, it doesn’t get better than Kat Perkins,” Levine bragged.

For Perkins’ fans, it was clear who would advance in the competition. But Tuesday’s show signaled doubt, as Perkins was left in the bottom three for the third week.

Following performances from former “Voice” contestants, Carson Daly’s random chat with British folk-pop sensation Ed Sheeran, and Kat Perkins revealing she can’t whistle, the results of the night were revealed.

Two of the contestants were chosen for the top two secure spots in next week’s final episodes, while Perkins performed a Carrie Underwood hit to try and rescue her spot in the top three.

“She always comes out swinging like a vicious ‘Kat,’” Usher said. “I hate that you are here again. You’re an incredible vocalist.”

As Perkins stifled tears, Levine offered his final bit of praise.

“Every single time (Perkins) has dug herself out of a hole. I love you so much … and you do this effortless thing,” he said.

Fans flocked to Twitter for the third time in an effort to instantly save their favorite, but efforts were fruitless for Perkins’ “Team Kat.” Perkins was not chosen to move on in the competition. She graciously showed support for her fellow contestant with a hug and smile.

And so ended Perkins’ journey on “The Voice.”

On the artist’s Facebook page Wednesday morning, Perkins announced she was working on a record deal, a clear indication that her musical career surely is not coming to an end anytime soon.

Also as of Wednesday, Perkins was leading the online vote for fans to pick one contestant from “The Voice” to join the show’s summer tour. The tour is slated to begin next month and end in August.

From the tour’s schedule on “The Voice” website, the singers would perform in cities across the country, including Tampa, New York City, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas and Detroit.

 

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