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'Idol' castoff Frenchie Davis gets second chance on 'The Voice'

In 2003, R&B singer Frenchie Davis saw her talent show dreams come to an end when “American Idol” bigwigs disqualified her after topless photos from her past surfaced.  Now, the vocalist has a second chance at talent show success.

Despite her high-profile, post-reality-TV gig in the Broadway musical "Rent," Davis is still looking for her big break as a recording artist. She might have found it during Tuesday night’s premiere of “The Voice.”

The 31-year-old belted out her version of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” for the show’s star-studded panel. While Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and country singer Blake Shelton passed on the then-unseen Davis, Christine Aguilera liked what she heard and turned her chair around to face her newest team member.

Aguilera will serve as mentor to Davis as the competition continues.

Need a reminder of Davis’ “Idol” past? Take a look at the audition that earned her a standing ovation from two-thirds of the panel back in the day. 

“The Voice” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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