It only took 12 years and 13 seasons, but "American Idol" finally has its first openly gay contestant.
While others have come out after their time on the show or just never addressed the topic of sexuality entirely, 20-year-old M.K. Nobilette made "Idol" history last night.
And she did it by coming out to the judges before she even made it into the Top 30.
After performing a soulful rendition of Ed Sheeran's "The A Team" that gave Jennifer Lopez goosebumps, it was pretty clear she'd make it through -- but she still wanted to get something off her chest first.
"I’m very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in America and everywhere else who will definitely hate me," she said after the judges started talking about how the audience will react to her.
"But I think that in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that, and have made it a positive thing," she continued.
The judges agreed, meaning we'll be seeing more of M.K. to come.
Nobilette joins the following contestants in the Top 30, the rest of whom will be revealed tonight.
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