WATCH: Girl Named Tom ‘A Little Scared’ Before Covering Chart-Topping Country Hit on ‘The Voice’
Sibling trio Girl Named Tom wowed viewers of NBC’s The Voice with a poignant cover of Ingrid Andress’ “More Hearts…
Girl Named Tom; Photo by Trae Patton, NBC
After being welcomed to the stage from a viewing party in their hometown in Ohio, the trio dedicated their performance to their supporters and a very special person.
“Top 11, let’s go! Now, that it’s fan week, we have a special appreciation for our fans because they are the reason we are even here in the Top 11 and our No. 1 fan, Grandma [Jean], is over the moon,” Girl Named Tom said.
Ahead of their performance, the group admitted to feeling a bit of nerves.
“The fans picked ‘More Hearts Than Mine’ by Ingrid Andress. It’s a modern country song, which brings a whole fresh sound,” they said. “We don’t consider ourselves truly country, so I’m a little scared.”
“I’m so excited about what’s about to take place,” their coach, Kelly Clarkson, said during rehearsals. “Girl Named Tom are really pushing themselves doing a country song this week. I love that fans chose this song and I also love that the message is you’re going to break more hearts than mine, you know cause my family’s so close.”
Clarkson gushed over the song’s earlier success as it already hit the Top 10 on iTunes ahead of the live show.
“[They’re] up there with Adele and Ed Sheeran, and it was like crazy,” Clarkson pointed out, adding, “They’ve been working so hard before the show. Now, they’re really showcasing who they are, and they’re really excited to get to that next level. I love this song for y’all.”
Although they admitted to being nervous, Girl Named Tom absolutely crushed the performance as their harmonies were flawless throughout their time on stage.
The performance ended praise from the coaches panel, including Blake Shelton.
“I mean, that’s incredible,” he gushed. “I love that song and I like you guys doing country by the way. I heard you saying that you felt maybe a little bit out of your comfort zone, or you were nervous about it, but it feels like home to me. It really does and man, when you guys come together in harmony, I mean, that’s really special what you guys have.”
Clarkson couldn’t get over the performance and the fact that Girl Named Tom is a member of Team Kelly.
“Oh my gosh, it’s so fun to work with y’all, it’s just such a blessing,” she told them. “This season for me, I just have so many that come in and y’all are ready to work. You’re ready to challenge yourselves. You’re ready to kind of go outside your box. It’s just a really fun time and y’all are so talented.”
She went on to compliment how quickly they learned the song as well as their undeniable vocal abilities.
“It’s just an amazing thing that y’all have going on,” Clarkson continued, “It’s powerful, it’s so cool to hear, you got that cool harmony vibe going and that family element and people really are connecting to you, and it’s a very beautiful thing because we all need to connect to something right now. So, thank you so much for picking me, America please vote for Girl Named Tom.”
Voting is open now in The Voice official app and online at NBC.com/VoiceVote.
Girl Named Tom’s cover of Andress’ chart-topping hit is now available on all streaming platforms.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.