Exclusive WYRK Interview with The Voice Winners Girl Named Tom
If you watched the finale of season 21 of The Voice, you may have caught wind of the not-so-subtle hint of who the winner would be named.
Carson Daly, host emcee of the show, told “The Voice” audience that Girl Named Tom made history. Not only were they the first trio to advance to the finals in the show’s history, but they were the first act on the show to have four songs on the iTunes top 10 list at the same time – nothing short of an incredible feat.
When the final voting results were announced, the sibling trio, made up of Caleb, Joshua, and Bekah, became the official winners of NBC’s “The Voice.”
With the announcement, Girl Named Tom also won $100,000 and a recording contract.
The group finished ahead of other finalists, including Wendy Moten. Paris Willingham, Hailey Mia, Jershika Maple, respectively.
The group’s celebrity coach Kelly Clarkson told Girl Named Tom just before the final results were announced that regardless of what happened, “I'm Team GNT forever."
Following the win, Caleb, Joshua and Bekah Liechty made a statement on their social media pages about their father, who has been battling cancer since 2017.
The sibling trio said their father was "in horrific pain" after a recent surgery and that they would be flying to Ohio as soon as possible to be with family.
The Liechtys said they were "fortunate and blessed" by the "joyful distraction" of the show and thanked all their fans for the support.
"Keep being positive, hope-filled beams of light in every corner of the world," the statement said.
The siblings are originally from Pettisville, Ohio, but recently they were living in South Bend Indiana, after Caleb and Joshua both graduated from Goshen College, a small liberal arts college in Goshen, IN. The brothers were on a pre-med track but minored in music and decided to team with their sister to pursue a music career.
I feel fortunate to have watched Girl Named Tom perform a handful of times when I was finishing my collegiate career at Goshen College, too.
Girl Named Tom joined us on 106.5 WYRK shortly after their audition on “The Voice.”
Girl Named Tom has released three albums independently, but they also keep their social media pages up to date with recent videos and have experience touring nationally.
Let’s relive the big winner reveal one more time.