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Video: Battle rounds continue on "The Voice" tonight

by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 22, 2013

In this video, Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton talks about how impressed he was with Christian Porter and The Swon Brothers before their battle round last week on the hit reality show “The Voice.” The celebrity coach also declares that he thinks he has the talent he needs to win the singing competition for the third straight season.

As previously reported, Muskogee residents Zach and Colton Swon defeated Porter, a 21-year-old bar singer from

THE VOICE -- Episode 102 -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- Photo by: Lewis Jacobs/NBC
THE VOICE -- Episode 102 -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- Photo by: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

Pennsylvania, in their battle that aired last Monday. They performed the Tom Petty classic “I Won’t Back Down,” and the Swon siblings became the first duo in the four-season history of “The Voice” to win a battle.

“Our parents made us sing together,” Zach, 28, said with a laugh in an teleconference last week. “We’re not the best duo that’s ever been on the show, I’m sure, but I think we are just so comfortable with each other, it really helps us when it comes to high-pressure situations, you know. And I know that I could not be on that stage without him, and I wouldn’t want to.”

In 2008, Colton, 24, made it solo into the top 48 on rival reality show “American Idol,” but he prefers singing with his sibling, too.

“I would think the edge that we have definitely comes from the harmony — just the brother harmony — because some of these battles kind of get stressful … and just having the other person to lean on during this whole thing, I think that’s a big, big advantage. Because if you’re going through this alone — I can’t imagine doing this alone. It would be pretty tough without my brother,” he said.

The battle rounds continue at 7 tonight on “The Voice.” The reality show airs at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

The Swons move on the knockout rounds, which begin airing April 29.

In the video posted below, Shelton’s bromantic rival, Maroon5 frontman Adam Levine, expresses his determination to finally defeat Team Blake and resume the winning ways he achieved in Season 1:


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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