In a shocking turn of events on Season 24 of ‘The Voice,’ contestant Tom Nitti, a 31-year-old former New York State trooper turned musician, made a significant departure from the competition. The announcement came during the latest episode, with coach Reba McEntire revealing that Nitti had to exit the show due to personal reasons.
Nitti took to Instagram to share the news with a heartfelt video featuring his girlfriend Ashley Bryant and their children Rayleigh and Brently. In the emotional post, he expressed gratitude for the unwavering support he received and detailed the struggles behind his departure. The caption emphasized that his kids will always come first, making it one of the hardest yet easiest choices he had to make.
Acknowledging the departure on the show, Reba McEntire mentioned that despite having wonderfully talented contestants, Tom’s exit left her with only five artists for that night’s performance. Nitti, who initially impressed McEntire with a soulful blind audition performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours),” had become a standout performer with renditions of Cody Johnson’s “Til You Can’t” and the Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You.”
Despite the bittersweet farewell, Nitti reflected on his blessings and expressed deep appreciation for the continuous support from fans, friends, and family. He credited the show for enabling him to live his wildest dreams, make lifelong friends, and find genuine love with Ashley Bryant.
Nitti assured everyone that this isn’t the end for him, expressing determination to continue pursuing music, create new memories with his growing family, and embracing the belief that everything happens for a reason.
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