Vicci Martinez In Her Own Voice: Exclusive Interview
Other than one of your own, do you have a favorite performance that you have seen this season on The Voice?
There have been a few that I just loved. I know I’m not the only one…but I really liked what Dia did on her Kanye West song. I liked her twist of it. I also really enjoyed Frenchie’s song (“When Love Takes Over”) that she did at the end of the first live show. And obviously when we did “Everyday People” that was just a big party on stage. That was lots of fun.
Tomorrow night someone on your team will be saved by the fans’ vote and someone will be saved by Cee Lo. Are you nervous about it?
Yeah! It was a big surprise because Beverly was giving everybody her hugs and saying, “I don’t know if I am going to see you guys,” and she got saved. And what Blake did was very surprising to me too. So you never know what’s going to happen. I’m still on my toes through the whole thing.
There is this news coming out about Cee Lo Tweeting something that has been called ‘anti-gay.’ Clearly he knows you are a lesbian and he wanted you on his team. What’s your take on Cee Lo’s Tweet?
Its funny, because I got asked that question when Blake had Tweeted something before the show even aired, I believe. I think it’s just one of those things. He (Cee Lo) got a bad review and I think it probably just hit him emotionally. I know that feeling too sometimes. I think he probably had his phone in front of him and you know… It’s too bad sometimes that everything is so accessible. You just don’t even get the time to maybe think about it a little bit.
I think that’s maybe what happened, because Cee Lo just loves the crap out of me and Nakia (a gay male contestant on Cee Lo's team). And right away, he messaged us and was like, “I just want you guys to know that this just came out and that’s not how I feel. They are totally messing it up, blowing it up, and I just want to apologize to you guys first.” He was like, “so, if you start hearing stuff, just know that I love you and that’s just sometimes what happens in the business.”
Well, that’s definitely good that he reached out to you. Is there anything else you’d like to say about The Voice?
It’s such an inspirational show for people watching out there. It doesn’t just focus on the voice, it focuses on the stories we have. A lot of us have come from, not crazy backgrounds, but we have had to go through some things to get where we are, and I feel like this show really talks about that.
I’ve received lots of messages from people saying thank you for talking about this, or saying this, or I can relate to you on this or that. I am really happy that they do that, and they do it in a positive way. It’s really nice to be a part of that.
Well, best of luck. Your lesbian fans are pulling for you!
Haha! Cool, great!
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