The Voice

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The Voice

Back when reality singing competitions were better known for closeted contestants than out ones, The Voice was playing it cool, as if it were no big deal that a musician was gay or lesbian.

In its fourth season, Michelle Chamuel finished as runner-up, and along the way to the top she sang a moving version of “True Colors.” Chamuel (who is now dating Mary Lambert) was a standout, but it would truly be hard to count the number of times someone has mentioned in passing that they have a same-sex significant other, and it’s no big deal.

It makes sense for a show whose premise is that only singing talent should matter. — Lucas Grindley