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Kat Perkins sings “Let It Go” on Monday, May 12, 2014, while competing on the NBC singing show “The Voice.” The Scranton, N.D., native made it to the top five before being eliminated Tuesday. (NBC Photo by Trae Patton)

Perkins ready to start music career after run on ‘The Voice’ ends


DICKINSON, N.D. -- Kat Perkins’ run on “The Voice” may be over, but her journey is just beginning.

The rock star born in Scranton, N.D., made it to the top five of the NBC singing talent show before being eliminated Tuesday. Perkins has gone from being a nanny to having a music career that she can’t wait to pursue.

“It was such a big accomplishment,” Perkins said. “I still can’t believe that I made the top five of the show.”

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