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Raleigh's Kat Robichaud advances to 'The Voice' live shows

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Raleigh's Kat Robichaud stamped her ticket to Los Angeles and the Live Rounds on NBC's "The Voice." (NBC) Raleigh's Kat Robichaud stamped her ticket to Los Angeles and the Live Rounds on NBC's "The Voice." (NBC)

With a spine-tingling rendition of "You Oughta Know," Raleigh's Kat Robichaud punched her ticket to Los Angeles and the Live Rounds on NBC's "The Voice."

Monday night, Kat squared off with teammate Monika Leigh for a chance to advance to the live shows, which start next week.

Before the performance, Kat looked back humbly at her progress in the competition so far.

"This is the last performance that stands between me and the live rounds," Kat said, "and I'm not going to get knocked out."

The rocker, who has a signature flair for theatrics that has become a bit of a meme across social media, performed the Alanis Morissette chart-topper to Leigh's "Hit the Road Jack."

Commanding the whole stage, Kat owned the song and the coaches, with Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine raining praise on the Concord native.

"Kat, you are a rock star, you really are," Adam said. "A couple of times you looked like you were about to kill somebody because you just get super intense and you've got that crazy look. And I love it."

Christina added, "Kat is crazy – crazy great. You were like, ‘Well can you feel it?' And I was like, ‘Yes, I can feel it. I can feel it, honey.'"

Ultimately CeeLo picked Kat to move on, sending her one-step closer to the Voice crown.

"This has been so hard, but so rewarding. I just was not ready to go home," Kat said. "I am so happy to be here."

Before auditioning for NBC's "The Voice" and earning a spot on CeeLo Green's team, the North Carolina State University grad toured clubs around the country with her rock band The Design and before that a cover band for seven years.

"I've been through it," Kat said, "the ups and downs of the music industry and I know what rejection feels like. So that's why it's such a shock for the [Blind Auditions] and for the [Battle Rounds] -- getting picked because I'm so used to things not working out."

Of course, things are working out for Kat as she blows through each round of the completion, each time earning heaps of praise from not just CeeLo but all of the coaches. In fact, during the Battle Rounds, Adam went so far as to say his biggest regret from the Blind Auditions was not turning his chair for Kat.

While she certainly hopes to walk away the winner, Kat says no matter what happens, she hopes her experience on the show will serve as a springboard to a long career in the music industry.

"That's what I want. What I want more than anything is to build a name for myself so I can work with a lot of talented people and create beautiful music," said Kat, who counts Lady Gaga and Queen as some of her biggest musical influences.

Until then, Kat can be seen on "The Voice," where she continues to impress industry professionals and add new fans to her KatPack with each performance.

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