Watch: Gay Members of Well Strung Quartet to Compete on 'Amazing Race'

Friday December 8, 2017

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Two openly gay members of the string quartet Well Strung are set to compete on the forthcoming season of "The Amazing Race."

Friends Trevor Wadleigh and Chris Marchant, half of Well Strung, have made headlines over the years, covering pop songs like Lorde's "Royals" and Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." Marchant is second violinist and the founding member of the band. Wadleigh plays viola.

In a video for "The Amazing Race," the duo talked about how they think they'll do on the show, saying their differences will balance each other out.

"He's more the pragmatist, planner, dates/deadlines guy," Wadleigh said of Marchant, who added that his friend "likes to think critically about everything and is more often the naysayer of my 'gung ho-ness.'"

Marchant added that his band has been on national TV before but competing on "The Amazing Race" will be different.

"This is like - all the filters are gone, we're racing against other adults for a million dollars and the stakes are so high," he said. "I was telling [Wadleigh], the stakes are high for me when I'm hungry and racing for a cheeseburger but like put a million dollars on top of that - I've never experienced that before. I don't know what it's going to do to our psyche."

"And then the exhaustion will just kill any filter," Wadleigh added.

"There's going to be no ability to filter anything. So I guess we'll see!" Marchant said.

Watch the interview clip below.