NC State alumna Kat Robichaud’s powerful rendition of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” on The Voice last night won her a place in the so-called “knockout rounds” of the NBC reality show.
Robichaud, who received her degree from the College of Design in 2006, is a seasoned performer who played with a glam rock band based in Raleigh for seven years.
Last night, she competed against a gospel singer from Tampa, Fla., and in the end, there was no contest. All the judges raved about Robichaud, and her celebrity coach, CeeLo Green, called her a “dynamo.”
“I need a natural disaster, a storm, like you,” he said.
Robichaud is expected to be seen next in an episode to be broadcast later this month when she’ll face off against another performer. If she wins there, she’ll be in the finale. The winner gets a $100,000 recording contract.
— Sylvia Adcock ’81