Voice contestant Kata Hay drops by Tulsa Assisted Living to surprise residents with performance

TULSA - Dozens sat in amazement inside the Tulsa Assisted Living and Memory Care dining room as Kata Hay and Dan O'Rourke put on a musical performance for residents and employees.

Hay, who appeared on season 10 of “The Voice," is now traveling across the country to perform live music when life long friend, Sarah Johnston of Skiatook, asked Hay to visit and sing for the people of Tulsa Assisted Living.   

Many danced and hummed to familiar songs while Hay and O'Rourke took turns leading one another and sharing their passion of music.

“No matter how big or successful I get, I always want to come do stuff like this and give back. It's not about me, it's not about making money. It's about making people happy,” Hay said.

Hay plans to release a new album in the summer months of 2016 and says she is surprised how eager fans are to meet her after the ending of the show.

“It's weird when I have meet and greets and people want to come meet me. I don't understand why they want to meet me, but I'm glad they do because that's what I'm in it for,” Hay said.

After speaking and taking pictures with many of the people at the performance, Hay says she was reminded of how important small shows can be. 

“To me this is what it's really about, giving people real joy. They don't get to go out to shows, especially where they've sat here and watched me on TV. I know it's a big deal to them so it means a lot to be able to make people so happy,” Hay said.

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