Marisa Corvo, a lesbian contestant on this season of NBC’s “The Voice,” got off to a roaring start during her audition.
Corvo performed Pink’s “Perfect” during blind auditions on the premiere episode of “The Voice” season 19. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were the first two judges to press the buzzer and turn their chairs around to see the singer, followed closely by Kelly Clarkson (fourth judge John Legend – seemingly unimpressed – did not turn his chair.) Eventually, Corvo chose Clarkson as her coach for the rest of her time on the show.
“You have range for days,” Clarkson told the contestant. “I would be shocked if you weren’t in the finale.”
Staten Island resident Corvo’s introduction package before her performance spoke a lot about her experience as a lesbian. It mentions that her parents were so unreceptive to her coming out that they turned to the church and forced her to as well in hopes she would be “religiously straightened out.” But for Corvo, being on “The Voice” meant that she would find support elsewhere — online. “We stan a gay queen!” wrote one Twitter user.
WE STAN A GAY QUEEN #TheVoice
— 713 📌 (@xjose_correax) October 20, 2020
— Robert Anton (@SoUWanaBaSinger) October 20, 2020
Check out Corvo’s audition below: