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Video: Meet Oklahoma's Swon Brothers, competing on Team Blake on "The Voice"

by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 8, 2013

As previously reported, The Swon Brothers of Muskogee successfully auditioned for “The Voice” on one of last week’s episode of the hit NBC reality series.

Zach and Colton Swon opened the April 1 episode performing Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” They got three of the hit reality show’s celebrity coaches to swivel their chairs: Usher, Shakira and Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton.

The Swon Brothers stuck with a fellow Okie and opted to join Team Blake, which NewsOK TV blogger Melissa Hayer reports is who they had in mind to team with in the first place.

“Seeing other coaches turn around, you think you have it all down, and you’re ready for an answer, but when you actually see interest from other people, it’s very flattering. But, you know we gotta stick to our Oklahoma roots. There was just no question about it,” Colton said in a teleconference in which Melissa participated.

“Yeah, I think our fan base that we have probably would’ve shunned us from Oklahoma if we picked anyone else,” Zach added.

The Swon Brothers praised Shelton for his down-to-earth attitude, which contrasts with his out-of-orbit TV and music career.

“I think the coolest thing about Blake so far — he’s definitely helped us in the music side of things, but just knowing that a guy that is so huge and on top of his career right now is so down to earth and so humble. The first day I met him, it just seemed like somebody I’d hang out with back at home,” Zach said.

To read more of Melissa’s Q&A with The Swon Brothers, click here.

“The Voice” continues at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC, with the show’s famed blind auditions drawing to a close.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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