Former ‘American Idol’ Star Comes Out

by | June 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM | American Idol, The Voice

Frenchie Davis on The Voice (NBC)

Frenchie Davis, the singer who’s had two memorable runs on the TV singing competitions “American Idol” and “The Voice,” has come out of the closet.

The singer reveals in a new interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she has been dating a woman for the last year.

“I wasn’t out before the relationship, but I wasn’t in,” Davis says. “I dated men and women, though lesbians weren’t feeling the bisexual thing. Now I’m in love with a woman I think I can be with forever.”

Davis revealed the news when discussing her upcoming appearance at PrideFest in St. Louis.

“I love the gays,” she says. “I love the gay boys. They have that awesome, masculine energy, but there’s also something else going on as well.”

Davis was notoriously disqualified from “American Idol” in Season 2 after a topless photo controversy. She also appeared on Season 2 of “The Voice,” where she went on to become a semifinalist.

“I owe ‘The Voice’ for figuring out what my sound is,” Davis explained. “Christina (Aguilera) had me signing dance pop. That’s something I initially would not have chosen, but it took off.”

The first single from her upcoming debut album, a dance-oriented tune called “Love’s Got a Hold on Me,” drops soon.