Skip to main content

Edina family electrified by their nanny rocker on 'The Voice'

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Minnesota's nanny-turned-rocker Kat Perkins wowed coaches with her hard-edged rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" during a live performance on NBC's "The Voice" Monday night.

But she wouldn't be on the show without the encouragement and support from a family in Edina, Minnesota, she says.

Perkins was nannying for the Keller family when she got the call to audition for the hit singing show. She credits the Kellers for inspiring and preparing her for the show that she would often watch with them, according to Vita.Mn.

Even though Perkins' talents may cost the Kellers a nanny, they couldn't be more excited for her.

"We miss her terribly, but we're hoping for her sake she's never a nanny again," Stephannie Keller, mother of five, told KARE 11. "Our nanny from North Dakota, oh my God, I'm so proud of her I could cry."

The Kellers realize they may need to look for a new nanny soon, but haven't done so because they don't want to jinx Perkins, Vita.Mn says.

The Kellers met Perkins, who grew up in Scranton, North Dakota, over a decade ago. Since then, she's become part of the family – attending holidays and eventually becoming their nanny, KARE 11 says.

“She has such an upbeat personality, she immediately became a calming presence in our household and really a part of the family,” Stephannie Keller told Vita.Mn.

The Kellers were surprised by Perkins' song choice on Monday – electronic pop songs like "Get Lucky" aren't typically her style, but she wanted to have a "breakout moment" and put her spin on the pop favorite.

Her powerful vocal performance had the look and feel of a hard rock concert, complete with flames shooting from the stage, flashing strobes and spinning laser lights, which brought the Kellers, "The Voice" coaches and the audience to their feet.

“You just did a heavy-metal rendition of a Daft Punk funk tune in the coolest way,” Voice coach Adam Levine said, according to the Pioneer Press. “There’s nothing that wasn’t amazing about that.”

Perkins will find out if she moves to the top five during the live results show on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NBC. Fans can cast their vote until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Click here for ways to vote.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-12-06 at 2.47.44 PM

Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'

The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.

ambulance, crash

3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead

The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.

snow, plow

Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?

Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.

Life Link

Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota

The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.

Walz, Flanagan

Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion

The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.


Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break

The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.


Deals struck between nursing union and hospitals, potentially averting strike

A strike was scheduled to start on Dec. 11 if a deal was not reached.

Minnesota Solar Installation - All Energy Solar

Make the Most of your Solar Panels with Energy Storage

Solar energy is great during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down?

Screen Shot 2022-12-06 at 7.34.26 AM

Man dies after shooting on St. Paul's East Side

It happened on the same night a man was fatally shot by police in the nearby Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.