Kat Perkins and Kristen Merlin went up against female frontrunner Christina Grimmie on ‘The Voice’ May 13 elimination show, and now, they think she will win the entire season!
The Voice is cutthroat, but are the contestants actually rooting for each other? Kat Perkins and Kristen Merlin spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY and told us what they really think about YouTube star Christina Grimmie!
Kat Perkins & Kristen Merlin Eliminated From ‘The Voice’
Kat Perkins and Kristen Merlin were eliminated from The Voice on May 13. The two female singers were standouts throughout the entire season, but unfortunately, their time was up, leaving Christina Grimmie as the only girl left in the competition.
The finale three singers are Jake Worthington from Team Blake, Josh Kaufman from Team Usher and Christina from Team Adam.
Kat was on Adam’s team, and Kristen was coached by Shakira, who does not have any singers going into the finals.
Speaking of judges, during the semifinals elimination show, Adam raved about Christina, pleading America to keep her in during the Instant Save, and even said that she will win the entire season! “If you get this girl to where she needs to go in the finale, if you get her there, this girl is going to win,” said Adam about Christina when she was in the bottom three. “You just got to get her there first.”
Kat & Kristen Say Christina Will Win
Poor Kat! The talented rocker was also on Team Adam. So did she feel left out when her coach Adam praised Christina?
“No because [on the May 12 live show], during all of her critiquing and commenting, he put my name in there,” Kat EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com backstage, after she was voted off. “He’s been really good about the give-and-take and the push-and-pull of this whole thing you know so I didn’t feel slighted about that.”
We’re so glad that Adam was rooting on both of his ladies! But is Kat envious of Christina, now that she’s still up for the big title?
“You want me to be really honest about the Christina thing?” Kat asked us. “Going into this…it’s like how do you compete with someone with a following like that? It’s always in the back of our minds every single time we take the stage…but she’s also worked her butt off to have that following. You can’t discount it. She’s an amazing talent and I honestly do think she will win the whole thing. And I think America got it right the entire time with her.”
How lovely of Kat to root on Christina! (We love her, too.) And Kat isn’t the only one to call out Christina’s success — Kristen Merlin is also impressed by the 20-year-old.
“How do you stack against Christina Grimmie and all her social media? That coming from her social media scared the pants off of me,” Kristen told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s amazing, and for me it was another chance to go out and have great time and give it my all!”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Christina deserved to stay over Kat and Kristen? Do you think that Adam favored her or did her talent speak for itself? Let us know if you think Christina will (and should) win the whole thing!
— Written by Elizabeth Wagmeister, Reporting by Russ Weakland