Meet ’s Gay Contestants

BY Editors

May 04 2011 6:55 PM ET

THE VOICE BEVERLY X390 (NBC/UNIVERSAL) | ADVOCATE.COMNakia — Based in Austin, 36-year-old Nakia draws strength from his extended family and inspiration from the memory of his father. Until he passed away in 2009, Nakia's dad encouraged him to follow his dreams. The bluesy singer knows he doesn't look like a typical pop performer, but that doesn't discourage him at all. He realizes that on The Voice, all that matters is how he sings. Coached by: Cee Lo

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