The Voice” said goodbye to two Season 6 favorites on Tuesday, Kat Perkins from Team Adam Levine and Kristen Merlin from Team Shakira.

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We caught up with Kat and Kristen backstage to find out what they have in store for the future.

Perkins said she’s ready to “dive back into the music business full-time. I can’t wait to write and record a record whether that is with the help of the show or not.”

Kat definitely wants to keep performing live, “I gained such a following with this show that I can’t go back to being a nanny. The fire is lit officially again.”

The type of music she wants to pursue might surprise fans. Inspired by her save-me song, Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl,” and Blake Shelton, Kat said she’s thinking about trying country-rock.

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“Country kind of needs that tattooed, dark-haired girl right now… they love that rock ‘n roll country. There are all kinds of guys that do it. What I know is that I will stay true to my voice… and I know it will be somewhat rock.”

Kristen said she hopes this is “just the start to a new beginning. Top 5 is nothing to sneeze at and coming up from an open call is pretty rad. I had a blast.”

Merlin also revealed, “Before 'The Voice' even started I had just finished my album, or was just about to release it, I had a few tweaks to do, it was more like a hip-hop country kinda feel. I would like to revisit it and maybe rework it before I release it.” 

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