SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA singer who placed tenth general on American Idol’s thirteenth period. She produced headlines when you are the very first openly gay American Idol contestant. She was motivated to sing after hearing the music in Disney’s “THE TINY Mermaid”. She was a touring person in the American Idols LIVE! Tour in 2014 because of her completing in the very best ten of “American Idol” that calendar year. She was followed by way of a lesbian few. She’s dated her vocal trainer, Casey Ellis. She was judged by Latina pop superstar Jennifer Lopez during her operate on “American Idol”.