Meet ’s Gay Contestants

For 10 seasons of American Idol, fans in search of a gay superstar have almost always had to wait until a contestant was kicked off for him to come out — even when the guyliner, teased hair, and viral videos of same-sex lip locks made it pretty obvious.



THE VOICE NAKIA X390 (NBC/UNIVERSAL) | ADVOCATE.COMVicci Martinez — At only 26 years of age, this bluesy soul singer from Seattle has already opened for or shared the stage with notables such as Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, the Doobie Brothers, Etta James, and Jonny Lang. She draws strong support from her family — and the memory of her father, who passed away five years ago. Coached by: Cee Lo

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