New York State Trooper Abruptly Leaves The Voice
What happened to the U.S. Army veteran and hometown hero on The Voice?
Tom Nitti's time on the NBC reality show has come to an abrupt end. And ironically it had nothing to do with his voice.
New Hartford to Hollywood
The New Hartford native and New York State Trooper is known for his musical talents in Central New York. From singing the National Anthem at official New York State Police events to performing country hits and original music at venues around the area.
Nitti's voice started getting national recognition after his country version of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed Delivered" during the blind auditions on The Voice. He battled it out in the next round to remain on Team Reba, performing Cody Johnson's 'Til You Can't.' And he was still standing after the knockout rounds when Reba used her save to keep him.
Nitti is No More
After all that performing, battling, and saving, Nitti is no more. He didn't lose a round. He didn't even perform. So where did he go?
Reba made the sad announcement at the top of the show on Monday, November 27.
"Tom had to leave for personal reasons, so I only have five artists tonight."
The news devastated fans not only in Central New York but around the country.
Kids Come First
Those personal reasons revolve around Nitti's two children.
"As much as it absolutely stings to say, I had to make probably one of the hardest yet easiest decisions ever and ultimately at the end of the day, my kids will always come first. If I had to make the same decision again I’d do it over and over.
Nitti is committed to focusing on his family and his music.
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