‘The Voice’s Girl Named Tom Continues Performing After Father’s Death
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The Voice Season 21 winners Girl Named Tom took to Instagram over the weekend to explain why they chose to continue performing shows after their father’s recent death. The sibling trio shared that their dad wanted them to keep playing music.
Girl Named Tom Perform After Their Father’s Death
The siblings shared on The Voice that their father was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2017. They had all originally planned to become doctors, but their father’s illness brought them together and inspired them to pursue music.
The band shared on Instagram in December that their father was “in horrific pain” following surgery. Sadly, he recently passed away. The siblings posted a video from backstage at one of their shows to thank fans for their condolences and explain why they decided to continue performing.
Caleb said fans were probably wondering why they hadn’t canceled their shows, adding, “We are too, sort of.” He shared that they want to get their shows “out of the way so that we can really throw ourselves into processing his death and planning for his memorial service.”
The Siblings’ Dad Wanted Them to Keep Performing
Josh shared that their father wanted them to go through with their upcoming shows even after his death, explaining, “He was talking about his death, and he was like, ‘Do not let my death deter you from doing these shows.'”
They clarified that they did cancel one show on Thursday night, so their dad “didn’t get his wish” on that day. Josh said that “he’ll be with us tonight,” and Bekah added that he’ll be on stage with them as they perform.
Their followers shared their condolences in the comments. That includes runner-up Wendy Moten, who wrote that she was “sending love and support.” Fellow finalist Jershika Maple wrote, “Love you guys steady praying.”
“We’re just happy to be able to sing while we’re still here, and sing for him and for everybody else, too,” Josh told fans.