Michaela Anne Spatt-Nobilette
|Also Known As:||"Emkay Nobilette", "MK Spatt Nobilette", "Emkay Brazil"|
|Birthplace:||San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States|
Daughter of <private> Spatt and <private> Nobilette
About MK Nobilette
From Wikipedia (English):
Emkay Spatt Nobilette (born August 20, 1993), also Emkay Brazil, most commonly known as MK Nobilette is an American singer from San Francisco, California, who finished in tenth place on the thirteenth season of American Idol.
She is the first finalist to be openly gay going into the top contestants round, and the only openly gay female to compete in the finals.
She did not appear in the American Idol 2014 Finale due to feeling ill at the time.
Nobilette was adopted and raised by two lesbian women and is publicly out as lesbian, which she talked about during her initial audition for the American Idol celebrity judges, which was aired. She stated to the judges, "I'm very obviously gay, and there are always going to be people in America and everywhere else who are definitely going to hate me. But I think 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 is the first finalist to be openly gay going into the top contestants round; other contestants were not public with their information, and came out publicly after their finals. Her moms separated when she was four, and both now have girlfriends, resulting in a large extended family, which Nobilette characterized as "very San Francisco."
She lives in San Francisco with her girlfriend Casey Ellis, who is also her vocal coach, and accompanist. The couple regularly serenades one another. In a "5 Things" segment she noted that she has played soccer all her life and also enjoys snowboarding. Nobilette is currently a student.
Nobilette was raised Jewish.