Unexpected Exit: Tom Nitti Leaves for Personal Reasons, ‘The Voice’ Amidst Playoff, Shakes Up Team Reba

In a surprising turn of events, country singer and contestant Tom Nitti has exited NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” leaving Team Reba with only five members during the second round of Season 24 playoffs. The announcement, made by team mentor and judge Reba McEntire on Monday night’s episode, cited personal reasons for Nitti’s departure.

Team Reba
Team Reba

Nitti, a notable figure on Team Reba, was absent from the episode, sparking curiosity among fans. McEntire expressed her sentiments, saying, “I have wonderfully talented people, but Tom had to leave for personal reasons, so I only have five artists tonight.” Host Carson Daly reiterated this statement, but details regarding Nitti’s exit remain unspecified.

Despite this setback, McEntire’s team shone in the episode, with a standout performance by Ms. Monét, who was brought back using McEntire’s Super Save. Monét, 51, impressed with a fiery rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do).”

Who is Tom Nitti? A contestant on Team Reba for Season 24, Nitti hails from New Hartford, New York. His journey to music came after significant life experiences, including serving in the military, where he was stationed in Germany, deployed to Afghanistan, and awarded a Purple Heart. Post-military, Nitti joined law enforcement and now serves as a trainer for new troopers at the New York State Police Academy.

Nitti’s departure was addressed in an Instagram post on Tuesday following the show. He described his decision to leave as “one of the hardest yet easiest decisions ever,” emphasizing his commitment to his children, saying they will always come first. He did not delve into specifics but expressed gratitude toward “The Voice” and McEntire. Nitti concluded with a promise to his followers: “This isn’t the end of me and I’ll do what I do best for everyone to see which is keep my head down and move forward playing music and raising/creating new memories with a family I will continue to grow.”

This departure marks a poignant moment in the current season of “The Voice,” underscoring the personal sacrifices and choices artists often face in their careers. As the competition progresses, Team Reba adjusts to this unexpected change, with its remaining contestants gearing up for the challenges ahead.

Leave a Comment