Tonight on NBC, out contestant Michelle Chamuel will compete in The Voice‘s Final 8 during the Live Rounds. One of the reasons the music reality show is so successful is that they’ve embraced LGBT singers from the beginning, and we’ve had several queer women to root for in all four seasons.
So what happens after The Voice? Here’s what the bisexual and lesbian contestants of seasons past have done with their 15 seconds of fame.
Vicci Martinez (Season 1)
After winning runner-up on the premiere season of The Voice, the Tacoma, Washington native released a single with mentor Cee-Lo and put out an album with Republic Records. Vicci tours heavily and plays live a ton, including an appearance at last month’s “Live In The Vineyard” Music Festival, where she posed with Tegan and Sara (above).
Beverly McClellan (Season 1)
The rock singer from Florida mostly sticks to playing Olivia Cruises, Prides and other gay events like this past week’s International Mister Leather conference in Chicago. She self-released her album Fear Nothing after appearing on The Voice, which won her a GLAAD nomination for Outstanding Music Release. She attended the ceremony with her girlfriend (above) and performed “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” from the record.
Frenchie Davis (Season 1)
She wasn’t out while on the show, but the former Broadway star came out in 2012 as bisexual and told a reporter “I wasn’t out, but I wasn’t in” and that she’d been dating a woman for a year at that point. She put out her single “Love’s Got a Hold on Me” from her album Just Frenchie and just recently headlined Aqua Girl in Miami.