“The Voice” Didn’t Allow Trios In The Past – When Did The Rule Change?

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On Tuesday night (December 14), Season 21 of The Voice came to an end. Girl Named Tom made history as the first trio to win the show.

The sibling group was coached by Kelly Clarkson, who celebrated their historic win on social media. “SEASON 21 WINNERS OF @NBCTHEVOICE AND FIRST GROUP TO WIN EVER!!!! I couldn’t be more excited for @girlnamedtom and #TeamKelly!!! #VoiceFinale,” Clarkson said.


Even though Girl Named Tom was the first trio to win The Voice, trios have been allowed to compete on the show for some time.

The Voice has allowed duos since Season 1. But trios weren’t allowed to participate until Season 16 in 2019.

Not everyone was pleased to hear that trios would be allowed on The Voice. Many fans argued it wasn’t fair to allow trios, saying The Voice should only recognize the talents of individual singers.

Despite the backlash, The Voice moved forward with its decision to allow trios on the show. The first trio was another sibling group, called The Bundys. They also became members of Team Kelly. The groupp advanced all the way to the Live Cross Battles before they were eliminated.


Since then, we’ve seen a few other trios compete on The Voice. Season 21 featured a record-breaking five duos and trios, including The Joy Reunion, The Cunningham Sisters, KCK3, Jim & Sasha Allen, and of course, Girl Named Tom.

We’ll have to wait and see if more trios follow in Girl Named Tom’s winning footsteps in future seasons of The Voice!