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Posted on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 11:44 a.m.

Ex-Ann Arborite Michelle Chamuel advances on 'The Voice'

By Jenn McKee

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Former Ella Riot front woman Michelle Chamuel, center, advanced to the next round of "The Voice" on Tuesday night.

"The Voice" contestant Michelle Chamuel - former Ann Arborite and front woman of local favorite band Ella Riot/My Dear Disco (she now lives in the Boston area) - beat out contestant Carmen M last night when the two performed the David Guetta/Sia song "Titanium."

Tuesday's episode featured several "battles" between two team members singing the same song together (Chamuel is on Usher's team), thus weeding out several in anticipation next week's "knockout rounds."

Here's a video recap of Tuesday night's episode. Chamuel is among the first to appear.

Here's Chamuel talking in an interview (with Carmen M) about performing "Titanium."

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Fri, May 10, 2013 : 1:51 p.m.

Carmen M? It's Chelsea M. It even says it on the title for the video you posted...

Jessica Webster

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 6:02 p.m.

This is awesome. So excited for MIchelle - saw her at Top of The Park a few years ago with MDD and loved the band. Do I recall correctly that she worked at Sam's Clothing?

Ann Dwyer

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 10:06 p.m.

I like that she has her own look and not that typical "pop star" look.

Jenn McKee

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 9:31 p.m.

The original artists of the song "Titanium," David Guetta and Sia, have been inserted into the story.


Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 9:01 p.m.

It's actually sung by Sia.

Jenn McKee

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 9:26 p.m.

Are there two different versions, one by Sia and one by Ellie Goulding? That appears to be the case. Either way, I'll make sure Sia is credited. Thanks for letting me know.

Jennifer Loesel

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 8:36 p.m.

note to the author, rihanna doesn't sing the song "titanium", ellie goulding does

Jenn McKee

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 9:33 p.m.

Actually, now that I've looked into this further, the original artists appear to be David Guetta and Sia, so I'm crediting them in the story.

Jenn McKee

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 9:23 p.m.

Occasionally I get to thinking that I'm cooler and more hip than I actually am. You're right, of course, and I've made the change. Thanks for catching this and for letting me know.

An Arborigine

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 6:52 p.m.

Congrats to her, but what a waste of bandwidth all these "reality" shows are!