BREAKING: Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom Makes History After Being Crowned Winner of ‘The Voice’

NBC The Voice history was made on Tuesday when Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom was crowned the winner of Season…


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December 14, 2021


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Girl Named Tom with Kelly Clarkson; Photo via Twitter

NBC The Voice history was made on Tuesday when Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom was crowned the winner of Season 21.

The trio, comprised of Josh, Caleb, and Bekah Liechty from Pettisville, Ohio, became the first-ever trio to make it to the finale and win the overall competition.

Additionally, Girl Named Tom is the first act in Voice history to simultaneously have four different songs within the Top 10 of iTunes.

“Kelly you have really believed in us since day one… Thank you for every little thing that you’ve taught us,” Bekah said.

“It’s been the most amazing thing to work with y’all this season… I love your harmonies, you’ve done amazing things on iTunes already… I am team GNT forever,” Clarkson gushed ahead of host Carson Daly announcing the winner.

Daly then declared Girl Named Tom as the winner of Season 21 of The Voice.

Girl Named Tom, Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Girl Named Tom, Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

​​Earlier in the evening, the trio joined their coach, Clarkson, to perform a duet of Jonas Brothers’ latest single, “Leave Before You Love Me.”

Throughout the season, the trio has covered songs by Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Glen Campbell, Ingrid Andress, and Coldplay (just to name a few).

Girl Named Tom got their unique band name as Joshua and Caleb used to call their sister Bekah “Thomas” when they were young kids. 

Girl Named Tom; Photo by Trae Patton, NBC
Girl Named Tom; Photo by Trae Patton, NBC

This marks Clarkson’s fourth win on The Voice, following wins from Team Kelly’s Brynn Cartelli, Chevel Sherpherd and Jake Hoot. 

Joining Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom in the finale were Team Kelly’s Hailey Mia, Team Blake’s Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham and Team Legend’s Jershika Maple.

The Voice Season 21 finale featured performances by Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande with Kid Cudi, Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez, Tori Kelly with Keke Palmer and Walker Hayes.

Additionally, the Top 5 competitors — Girl Named Tom, Jershika Maple, Wendy Moten and Hailey Mia — performed alongside their coaches, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.

The Voice aired on Monday Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. PT/ET and Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.