Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers advanced to the Top 5 on tonight’s live results episode of the hit reality show “The Voice.”
Zach and Colton Swon again had to wait until the last minute of the show to hear host Carson Daly declare that they had advanced in the singing competition.
This week, the duo and Holly Tucker, both members of Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton’s team, were the last two contenders standing. When Daly revealed that the Swon siblings were the ones moving on to the Top 5, the brothers embraced the teary-eyed Tucker, with whom they performed a stellar duet of The Wreckers’ “Leave the Pieces” earlier in the live episode.
Just before announcing that the Oklahoma singer/musicians were advancing to the semifinals, Daly asked the Swon brothers what they would say to the fans who had voted for them on during their run on “The Voice” to date:
“You guys have blessed us beyond measure,” Colton Swon said after thanking the fans. “God bless you.”
“No matter what happens, we’ve had a great time and we’ll continue to have a great time,” Zach added.” One way or another, we’ll see you on the road.”
Danielle Bradbery, 16, also advanced to the Top 5 for Team Blake. The rest of the Top 5 consists of one semifinalist from each of the other teams: Amber Carrington of Team Adam (Levine), Sasha Allen of Team Shakira and Michelle Chamuel of Team Usher.
Along with more contestants’ duets and the announcements of the semifinalists, tonight’s episode featured the return of “The Voice” Season 3 Cassadee Pope, a member of Team Blake who performed her debut country single “Wasting All These Tears.”
In addition, the show included footage of the members of Team Blake and Team Usher touring parts of Moore devastated by the May 20 tornado and performing at last week’s “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. Daly announced that the star-studded concert, which was televised on NBC, raised more than $6 million for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. In an email to The Oklahoman today, a United Way representative revealed that the concert raised more than $6.5 million.
Daly also announced that Usher and Shelton’s heartfelt duet of “Home,” a highlight of the televised concert, is available for download on iTunes, with the proceeds benefiting the continued tornado relief efforts, which are more vital than ever in light of the subsequent tornadoes that blew through the Sooner State May 30 and 31.
The Swon Brothers are planning another trip to Oklahoma. As previously reported, the first duo to advance to the live shows on “The Voice” will return to Oklahoma for a welcome home celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, 401 S Third. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The celebration will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (918) 687-0800.