“I chose Christina based on my first time hearing secular music,” she said. “The first song I ever heard that wasn’t gospel was Maroon 5’s ‘This Love’ and [Christina’s song] “The Voice Within” came on right after that. It shaped me. It really touched my heart. The song, to this day, gets played out of control. Just, over and over again.”

Trish Bendix, After Ellen

 

“We know you’ve missed our favorite contestant — and the only out competitor — on the most recent season of NBC’s The Voice, since De’Borah Gardner was voted off last November. That’s why we’re happy to release a SheWired exclusive video of De’Borah back in action, performing an original song called “Ambition,” that speaks especially to LGBT youth who are feeling downtrodden, reminding them that their drive to succeed will help them “make it out to be successful.” “Ambition” was one of three songs De’Borah performed Friday night in San Diego at the Supporting Students, Saving Lives conference for educators focusing on LGBTQIA youth, presented by San Diego State University’s Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership. “Even the wise need wisdom,” De’Borah tells SheWired. “It’s never too late to be educated by something unknown. We may not change every negative situation, but together we can limit its visibility! Much love to CESCaL for going against the grain for”

Sunnivie Brydum, SheWired

 

“De’Borah Garner gives Voice.The hit show’s season 3 contestant talks creating a new musical sound, getting famous and coming out. Self-professed rock-pop singer De’borah Garner did more than just belt out an electrifying and soulful rendition of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” on the opening audition of season three of The Voice. She also unflinchingly blazed, “Boom! I’m gay!” Several weeks and some 400,000 plus YouTube views later, De’borah is capturing the attention of music lovers and social justice advocates and for good reason. She’s a fierce vocalist who isn’t afraid to be true to herself and to her art. Ebony caught up with De’borah to ask her about life, music, and her big audition for The Voice. ”

Darnell Moore, Ebony

 

“De’Borah Garner gives Voice.The hit show’s season 3 contestant talks creating a new musical sound, getting famous and coming out. Self-professed rock-pop singer De’borah Garner did more than just belt out an electrifying and soulful rendition of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” on the opening audition of season three of The Voice. She also unflinchingly blazed, “Boom! I’m gay!” Several weeks and some 400,000 plus YouTube views later, De’borah is capturing the attention of music lovers and social justice advocates and for good reason. She’s a fierce vocalist who isn’t afraid to be true to herself and to her art. Ebony caught up with De’borah to ask her about life, music, and her big audition for The Voice. ”

Darnell Moore, Ebony