The Voice Champs Girl Named Tom on Reuniting with Cancer-stricken Dad

Pictured: (l-r) Girl Named Tom, Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Shortly after making history as the first group to win The Voice, Girl Named Tom didn’t stop to celebrate, or head on a media tour. The trio headed straight home to Ohio.

The day after the finale, the three siblings, Caleb, Joshua and Beccah Liechty shared a statement to their fans and supporters on Instagram explaining that they would be flying home to be with their dad “as soon as possible.” They went on to say that their dad, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2017, was in “horrific pain” after “another surgery.”

When the family finally reunited at the hospital, Bekah told People magazine, it was “really sweet” to be together again.

Joshua added, “Our parents were elated and could hardly believe that their children who were just on national television, less than 24 hours ago, winning this trophy thing, all of a sudden were back hanging out with them. It was really neat.”

Despite their father’s illness, the group’s parents insisted they saw The Voice journey to the end

The siblings also agree that though it was difficult to be away, their time on the show has served as a “welcome distraction” for their father.

“The only thing that kept us out there in California was the fact that our parents were watching every week, and it was giving them so much hope in life,” Bekah told People. “And so in turn, it gave us a lot of life too in that aspect. It’s very much a roller coaster and calling home brought a lot to our emotional selves.”

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“I would often call back and say, ‘We should come home, right?” said Caleb. “This is ridiculous. Why are we out here? Why are we going through so much pain? Why would we keep this distance when it doesn’t have to be this way?'”

But his parents insisted that the singing group “see this through the end.” Caleb is “so grateful they did.”

Bekah compares Kelly to a big sister.

“She’ll be the first one to tell you that this is a competition show [and] it’s giving you a lot of exposure. But it’s what happens after — that is your career,” Bekah said of the group’s coach, Kelly Clarkson. “And she’s a perfect example of someone who has taken that amazing experience from the competition show, American Idol, and elevated it. Turned it into a lifelong career.” Bekah compares Kelly to a big sister.

The trip will split the prize money three ways

And what of that $100,000 grand prize? It’s not going into a big pot to spend on one thing! The trio will split up the money three ways, and they have very different ideas of how to spend the cash. 

“I want to save for retirement,” said Bekkah. Meanwhile, Caleb prefers a “trip to Hawaii” and a “group photoshoot.” And Joshua is looking to get a “sweet recording set up.”

Girl Named Tom is “itching” to get to the studio

Speaking of recording. Bekah said the group is “itching to get to the studio” and release that full-length album they’ve been planning since “last winter.” But will they record the album on Republic Records? Yes, along with cash, the winner also scores a record deal with Universal, that almost never materializes.

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