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‘The Voice’ Season 21 crowns a winner

The winner made history on the show, surprising judges and fans alike

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The group Girl Named Tom is pictured.

The group Girl Named Tom is pictured here after winning “The Voice.”

Trae Patton, NBC

For the first time in “The Voice” history, there are three winners.

Family trio Girl Named Tom, from Team Kelly, won “The Voice” On Tuesday night after battling a steep competition. They also made history by being the first group to win the singing show.

The band consisting of three Liechty siblings — Caleb, 26, Joshua, 24, and Bekah, 20 — beat fellow contestants Hailey Miah, Wendy Moten, Paris Winninggham and Jershika Maple, according to CNN.

  • The Liechty siblings hail from the small town of Pettisville, Ohio. They were originally homeschooled at a young age and took piano lessons, later joining theater when they started attending public school, according to People.

Shortly after their win, they took to Twitter to share what is going on in their personal lives, telling their fans that they will be flying home to be with their dad “as soon as possible.”

  • “As we are writing this statement, our dad is in horrific pain following yet another surgery,” they said. “The only reason we are still in Los Angeles is that our parents want us to be here, doing what we love. We cannot wait to finally all be in the same room.”
  • “Some might think this is the worst timing — our father taking such a downward spiral at the exact moment of our success on national TV. In truth, we feel fortunate and blessed by this joyful distraction. ‘The Voice’ has given our family opportunities to connect, reflect and marvel at the love we have for each other.”
  • They continue by thanking fans and promising new songs that they “cannot wait to share.”

Per People, the finale also featured performances by Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Walker Hayes, Tori Kelly and Keke Palmer.

  • The Deseret News recapped finale performances, where each contestant and group was on stage twice — for a ballad and an upbeat tempo song.
  • This is the fourth time coach Kelly Clarkson’s team has won, per CNN.