Kathrina Feigh was eliminated after singing “Girl on Fire” on The Voice.
Yet she calls it her favorite Voice performance and considers herself a winner, partly because of how inspired she feels after participating on the show.
And why not? Despite the elimination, Katrina received praise from the coaches for her knockout round performance.
And that followed a blind audition (“Big White Room”) that earned two chair turns and a battle round match (singing “Dangerous Woman” with Chris Weaver) that resulted in her being stolen by Blake Shelton.
Kathrina’s parents moved from the Philippines to the Los Angeles area when she was about nine. With experience mostly in musical theater, Kathrina was 24 when she auditioned for The Voice.
Here’s what she told The Voice about her time on the show and her music moving forward.
Voice Views: I know the knockout round was filmed a while ago. What have you been doing musically since then?
Kathrina: Ever since the Knockout, I’ve been back in NYC, writing new music to release, and auditioning for musical theater shows. I signed another year with my agent and my manager and talked about what direction we want to take after the amazing opportunity that The Voice gave me. It’s been really exciting and I can’t wait for what’s to come. The possibilities are endless!Voice Views: What was your favorite performance from The Voice and why?
Kathrina: My favorite performance from The Voice would be Girl on Fire. I picked this song for the knockouts because it perfectly describes my life and what I’ve been through. Also, Alicia Keys is one of my biggest inspirations. I am full of fire, passion, determination, love, and I couldn’t have picked a better song to perform.
Voice Views: Where do you see The Voice experience leading you musically? Do you have any particular avenues you’d like to explore? And do you have any plans to release music or your own? If so, can you give us an idea of what fans can expect?
Kathrina: The Voice experience definitely led me back to my roots; I started singing in competitions since I was 3 years old so it’s come a full circle. I’m still a musical theater performer, but this journey reminded me to be my own individual and I’m so tired of people trying to fit me in box that they’d like to check — I’m just me, I’m just Kathrina. The show inspired me to write more songs, be a solo artist, find my sound, and inspire people through my music. I’m currently working on new music and covers and I will be releasing those very soon so definitely look out for that!
Voice Views: Other than the other artists you met and the hometown support, what will you remember most about The Voice experience? Do you think you grew as a musician? And, if so, how?
Kathrina: I feel like I’ve already won. The Voice truly made me a better musician, vocalist, and performer. I met artists who influenced me to be a better person and a better artist. My hometown support means the world to me -— my Feighries, they’re the reason why I keep going. But one thing I will remember the most is how grateful and blessed I am for this incredible opportunity and how connected I was to my soul. It was one of the true moments where I felt like myself and that this is what I was born to do. I wish to inspire and influence other artists in the Philippines and every immigrant that The American Dream can happen to them too. Anything is possible with faith and prayers.
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