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Kat Perkins eliminated from ‘The Voice’

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Unfortunately, the third time wasn’t a charm for Kat Perkins.

After a night of voting, the Scranton native found herself in the bottom three on the NBC singing talent show “The Voice” for the third time in a row. Only this time, she did not gain enough votes and was eliminated from the competition.

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Perkins took to the stage once again, fighting Kristen Merlin and Christina Grimmie for a spot in the final three. Perkins sang “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood in order to gain votes for the final instant save.

“You have obviously been here before, and you come out swinging like a cat,” Usher said Tuesday.

He added: “I hate that you are here again. I do hope America continues to stick with you.”

Though Perkins, who lives in Minneapolis, is a rock singer, she has explored other genres. This was evident when she sang “Chandelier” by Sia and “Let It Go” from Disney’s hit movie “Frozen.” The songs were “unexpected picks,” coach Shakira said Monday.

“I think America knows you can rock out but also be universal like that,” Shakira said.

Perkins was saved twice by the instant save, drawing votes from a large fan base. It’s a shame that Perkins was in the bottom three, but it was also good because she continues to dig herself out of a hole, said Adam Levine, Maroon 5 lead singer and Perkin’s coach.

“Kat isn’t thinking about a thing,” Levine said. “She is just singing. She is having the time of her life.”

Perkins has often drawn praise and applause from the audience and coaches, including country singer and coach Blake Shelton.

“Kat, I really think that you do everything right,” Shelton said Monday. “Every opportunity that you get on this show, you take whatever the situation is — with these saves, I’m talking about — and you do the thing you need to do to move you forward.”

Levine boasted about both of his singers — Grimmie and Perkins — saying both were among the most talented people he had seen.

“Seeing you guys up here breaks my heart, but it makes me so proud,” Levine said. “It’s shocking that you are both here.”

Levine begged those watching “The Voice” to vote for both singers. Though he knew only one could advance, he said both deserved to be in the finals.

But in the final five minutes of the show, voters chose Grimmie to move on to the final round, sending Perkins and Merlin home.

Grimmie will face off against Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman next Monday in a live show. It airs at 6 p.m.

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