Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers became the first duo to advance to the live rounds on tonight’s episode of “The Voice.”
Zach and Colton Swon won in their knockout round to move on to the final stage of the reality singing competition.
“Thank The Lord & @blakeshelton we are headed to lives,” the siblings posted tonight on Twitter (@TheSwonBrothers).
Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton and R&B hitmaker Usher each narrowed their team to four finalists on tonight’s second knockout round episode.
Shelton pitted The Swon Brothers against Memphis “bluntry” (blues-country) singer Grace Askew, who crooned the Ann Peebles/Tina Turner standard ”I Can’t Stand the Rain” and earned kudos from the coaches for her originality.
But the Swons’ brotherly harmonies again gained them a victory, this time with their tuneful rendition of the Dobie Gray classic “Drift Away.”
“They know their place. Zach’s up there singing the lead and driving it home, and Colton’s up there bringing that energy level up,” Shelton said, who joked he didn’t want to know how Colton hits his high harmonies. “You’re both so good at what each of you do.”
Shelton’s Season 4 finalists just might constitute his most country team yet. Along with The Swon Brothers, his finalists are Kentucky resident Justin Rivers, Baylor University student Holly Tucker, and Texan Danielle Bradbery, who got through her knockout round with her rendition of Checotah native Carrie Underwood’s smash “Jesus, Take the Wheel”.
A special “The Road to the Live Show” episode of “The Voice” airs from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on NBC. Then, “The Voice” Season 4 continues at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.