June 27th, 2016 – NBC’s The Voice Season 6 top 5 contestant Kat Perkins has just released a tribute song for her former ‘Voice’ roommate and friend Christina Grimmie entitled “Angels”. All proceeds from “Angels” will benefit Grimmie’s GoFundMe, which benefits the the late singer’s family. After that fund expires, Perkins will donate the proceeds to a scholarship set up by Grimmie’s family with her former New Jersey high school. “Angels” debuted earlier this week at RollingStone.com. The video can be viewed at this location: https://youtu.be/yMVUiMR6WC4. The song is available now at all digital outlets including iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/angels-single/id1127068884
“Christina was a beautiful person inside and out,” Perkins says in a statement. “I will miss her bubbly personality, quirkiness and talent. I wanted to honor her the only way I know how, with a song. Fly on, sister. This is a tribute to her and those lost that same weekend in the Orlando Shooting. May we find a way to move forward in life making peace while letting go of evil. #ChooseLove”
From rural North Dakota, Perkins grew up in a town so small the population only recently went from ‘unincorporated’ to 281. Almost as soon as she stepped off the stage of her high-school graduation, she went 600 miles east to Minneapolis, Minnesota – where her enormous talent and undeniable stage presence carved out a place for her on both the music and theater stages of the Twin Cities. Those who saw her as ‘Columbia’ Twin Cities’ Hit production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, are still talking about it. (http://www.startribune.com/this-rocky-rocks-hard/129953423/)
Perkins proudly performs overseas for our troops in the Middle East. In 2013 on the way home from a USO show, Perkins gave an impromptu performance around a piano in an airport in Amsterdam – a video went viral, and Hollywood took notice.
A year later, she had not only been invited to audition for THE VOICE but went all the way to the top 5 where her coach Adam Levine said what many had said for weeks: “Kat Perkins is hands down one of the best singers we’ve ever had on The Voice.”
After the conclusion of The Voice, Perkins began traveling across the country sharing with kids from elementary to high-school her unique message of remaining determined, courageous and following their dreams.
Perkins has since had two of her independent singles climb the iTunes charts. The official video for the top 5 hit “Fearless”, produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez), can be seen at this location: http://tinyurl.com/p4v5vqc
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