Fans of The Voice didn’t get to see Katrina Rose’s blind audition performance because it was montaged.
But she more than made up for it in the two fiery performances that were televised.
Katrina was so impressive in her battle round match with Janice Freeman — they sang “W.O.M.A.N.” by Etta James — that neither singer went home. Katrina was stolen by Jennifer Hudson.
And though she was eliminated in the knockout round when pitted against Chris Weaver, the show was so impressed with their dual performances that they made them a teaser video for week two of the knockouts.
As for that blind audition — Katrina sang “Kozmic Blues” by Janis Joplin, and her cover is available on iTunes.
Guess who Katrina is portraying in a national tour? That’s right — Janis.
Here’s what Katrina told Voice Views about her time on The Voice 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? And I saw on Facebook where you performed a couple of shows in Ohio “as Janis” (Joplin, I assume). Can you tell me a little about that and if it’s something you’ll continue doing?
Katrina: Yeah! It was crazy to watch my family and friends see the performances I did awhile ago and not be able to tell them, PS – I don’t make it. But everyone was really supportive. I have been talking with a friend of mine who writes about making new music together, but yes, I have also joined the second National Tour of “A Night With Janis Joplin” and play Janis a few nights a week. The role is shared between myself and another performer. It’s an amazing show and, as people saw a bit on The Voice, Janis has always been a huge influence for me so it’s a real dream to portray her and bring her music to people across the country.
Voice Views: What was your favorite performance from The Voice and why?
Katrina: I will always have a special place in my heart for “W.O.M.A.N” with Janice Freeman. I totally forgot we were in a competition during that performance because Janice and I decided as soon as we were paired that it was about creating an amazing show and doing this song by Etta James the justice it deserved. We weren’t trying to one up each other, we fed off each other and I believe whole heartedly it created a moment that will go down in Voice history. I still loved my “Zombie” performance, though. I changed up the song — and I knew that would be controversial because it’s a song that means a lot to people — but I needed to make it my own. I think I showed the coaches more dynamics and I really poured myself into it.
Voice Views: Where do you see the experience leading you musically? And do you have any plans to release original music? I don’t think you’ve released anything in the past as a solo artist, correct? If original music is in the works, what can you tell me about it?
Katrina: I have found a side to my voice that crosses genres and before I was scared of that because I thought I had to label myself and make sure I was staying in that lane, but for me, music has always been about connecting to people and making them feel something more than anything else. In order to honor my connection with music, I have to let the song take me where it’s going to go. I have been talking with a friend of mine who is an AMAZING writer and I am really excited to work on some stuff with her. I would love to release a solo album.
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?
Katrina: I’m going to remember the amazing production crew and the BAND! That band is made up of some of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. It was an honor to share the stage with them and I hope that some day I get to work with them all again. The rest of the crew were so sweet and really care about the contestants. I never would have looked so good if it weren’t for them and man, I was looking good!
Here are Katrina’s social media links.