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Trans the Voice star Jordan Gray hails show for not focussing on her gender

Joseph McCormick April 9, 2016
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Transgender singer Jordan Gray has commended The Voice, saying she was glad the process wasn’t made all about her gender identity.

The singer, who left the show last week, reflected on her time on The Voice in an interview with the Edinburgh Evening News.

The 27-year-old, said she enjoyed her time on the show, which was an “emotional rollercoaster” but that she’d do it again, and that she was seen as an “artist in her own right”, as opposed to just a trans singer.

“I love The Voice because it’s the show for me that has the most integrity and it’s all about creative freedom.

“The best way to describe my experience was like being in a bubble – and when it pops it’s easier to breathe again.”

Going on, Gray said she was pleased to note that towards the end of her time on the show, she was considered purely on her performances, rather than by her gender identity.

“I think towards the end of my time on the programme it stopped being about my gender and more about my performances.

“It was such a wonderful stepping stone in my life and I’m very proud of what I’ve done.”

The singer, who came out two years ago, used to perform before her transition.

After a member of Paloma Faith’s team dropped out on the Voice, she was allowed to come back, after not originally being picked by the judges to go to the finals.

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