Frenchie Davis returns! 'Idol' castoff passes blind audition on NBC's 'The Voice'


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A singer famously kicked off American Idol for her risque online photos is getting a second chance of stardom thanks to a show where judges aren’t allowed to even see the contestants.

Davis auditioned during a Thursday taping of the show by performing Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl.” The show’s “coaches” Judges Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton rejected the singer, but Christina Aguilera voted “yes,” putting Davis on her team. On The Voice, judges cannot see the contestants until after they’ve rendered a verdict.

“Frenchie is an interesting personality who was left high and dry by Idol,” said an insider on the show. “It’s an amazing story that Christina picked her despite not having a clue who she was.”

Davis was an Idol semi-finalist on season two when producers disqualified her for online photos that were taken when she was 19. The insider said viewers shouldn’t expect The Voice to become a refuge for rejected Idol contestants, but that the show won’t shy away from letting recognizable singers audition either. “The intent here is not to find unknown stars from little towns, it’s about finding the best voice.”

The Voice premieres on April 26.


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  • jon moore

    i hope the voice is better than that X Factor mess they bring to the U.S.

    ‘find more jobs on careerDaddy com’

    • Delon

      The X Factor is not a mess, you are!

    • Tom

      It is so a mess! Train wreck!

    • JON HAM

      Is she ever gonna lose weight? Not saying she is ugly or huge, but she could benefit from at least 50 pounds lost.

      • MYOB

        You know, if she ever decides to, I’m sure you’ll be the first person she calls to tell. (Though I do appreciate you saying that she’s not ugly, or at least saying that you’re not saying she’s ugly.)

  • Karen

    Wow! That picture is scary!

    • yeah


      • Tom

        My dog ran out of the room in terror. That doesn’t usually happen unless American Idol starts.

  • Di


    • Tom

      It’s a dude.

      • sharay


  • sally0

    Good for Frenchie. That woman can sing.

    • Ray

      Agreed. Her version of “Band of Gold” on Idol was stellar. Although she has had some success on Broadway, I’m glad to see her get a second chance before a national TV audience.

  • bruno


    • Tom


  • Jerry

    I didn’t watch the show, but I am happy to hear that she is getting another chance. She was treated so badly by Idol.

    • ohplease

      Oh please! She was given an opportunity and f’d it up!

      • Nechelle

        How did she “f” it up if she took the pictures before she was on Idol?

  • Chele Belle

    Glad to see she’s getting a 2nd chance. She has vocal talent and should not have been dropped kicked off IDOL due to something in her past. Here’s to talent actually winning a talent contest.

  • efrain

    Frenchie will win The Voice!

  • stephen

    It didn’t leave her “high and dry”.. she had a fantastic run doing the show RENT on Broadway (until it closed). She was fantastic in it.

  • Dee Jones

    Frenchie has a pretty face. Frenchie is such a talent, I heard she was great in `Ain`t Misbehavin` with Rueben. I wish her the best in her career endeavors.

    • Ray Mills

      It was nominated for a Grammy “aint misbehavin”


    Wow, is she ugly

    • Forwarddad

      You are an idiot and a racist troll .

      • ohplease

        I didnt read anything about color in that post…more like sensidad!

    • FromChicago

      She looks like a man in drag. A BIG man.

      • markus


      • crimson

        agreed……big, fat, and ugly…and she looks like a man in drag. She’s trying to be something she’s NOT!

  • Linda

    I think Frenchie is very talented, but she already had a successful career on Broadway after Idol. She should let other unknowns get a chance since she’s already established herself as a professional. At this point in her career, it would make more sense to make her a vocal coach or hire her as a back-up vocalist on the show.

    • Matt

      I’m gonna have to agree with you on that one.

      • Ray Mills

        what if they came at her to do the show? you never know how these shows work. think about it, what a way to stick-it to the other show.

  • they know

    who it is, this woman has a distinctive voice, she has more attitude than talent, and sometimes attitude can go a long way

  • Dee Jones

    really? a pretty face? she looks like a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a man

    • Dee Jones

      Who is this using my name?

  • brutony

    Disqualified for showing her online photos? What did they do-show her face? Shes got a face for radio! Shed be great for those 1-900 calls, as long as they didnt have Skype!

    • Peachyd50

      Some of you have no idea what you are talking about. Frenchie is not a man and she was asked to audition for this show because she is talented. Some of you people are so mean and cruel and dont care how it effect her or her family. I am so sure some of you have mothers and sisters and you would not appreciate these types of comments. Frenchie a very sweet and kind person and does not deserve some of these comments.

      • crimson

        ohyeah.. and frenchie is such a sweetheart? riiiiiiiiiiiight…posting questionable photos over the internet is what I call a classy lady.

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