MINNEAPOLIS - Monday will be another big night for Minnesota's own Kat Perkins. At long last, the live shows of NBC's The Voice begin on Monday at 7 p.m. on KARE 11.

Kat, who is a member of Team Adam, is among 12 contestants who will be performing. While she admits to dealing with some nerves, Kat told us that the experience has actually helped make her voice stronger.

And like the rest of us, she says she's as excited as everyone else to see how things play out.

"I'm really anxious to see everybody else in their element in the live portion of this competition. And, I'm excited to see how intense it gets with everybody, and I'm really excited to have America now come in on this as part of our little family that we've created here, and now they get to be a part of that."

You can have your "voice" heard by voting. Just follow the details Kat tweeted out.

Kat Perkins ‏@katperkinsmusic 2m

Ok #TeamKat here are the voting rules! Ready, Set, Go! http://ow.ly/vZixs