NBC's reality talent show The Voice includes four openly gay contestants. Tyler Robinson, Vicci Martinez, Nakia and Beverly McClellan are among the 32 contestants vying to win NBC's challenger to Fox's 10-year-old hit American Idol.

“Growing up Mormon was difficult for someone like me,” Robinson, 20, said on the show's premiere. “I'm gay. Doesn't define me, but that's what I am.”

“My dad and I don't have the best relationship. He hasn't been supportive of my music,” he added. “Also my father does not know that I'm gay. I haven't actually told him yet. I guess he knows now.”

Robinson was picked by judge Blake Shelton to be mentored on the program. Shelton drew the ire of gay media watchdog GLAAD after he tweeted an anti-gay message assumed to be directed at the two male gay contestants.

McClellan was picked by Christina Aguilera, and Nakia, 36, who sang Cee Lo's Forget You, was picked by Cee Loo for his vocal team.

Finally, twenty-six-year-old Martinez from Seattle landed a spot on Cee Lo's team after she wowed the judges with her rendition of Adele's We Could Have Had It All.