For The Swon Brothers, the past few months have become more dreamlike as they have steadily marked off milestone after milestone.
Earn the “Rising Star” award from the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame? Got it. Top the iTunes country chart? Check. Make it to the finals of the smash reality TV show “The Voice?” Done.
“We never would have thought that we were going to make it this far. And to know that America's got behind us and Oklahoma's got behind us like they have, it's just a blessing. It really is,” said Colton Swon, half of the sibling duo, by phone Friday from Los Angeles, where he and his brother, Zach, were getting ready for this week's finale frenzy.
The two-night “The Voice” Season 4 finale airs Monday and Tuesday on NBC. The two-hour performance episode will broadcast live from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, with voting opening by phone, text, Internet and iTunes downloads right after it ends.
The winner will be revealed during the live two-hour season finale airing 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The Swon Brothers and 16-year-old Texan Danielle Bradbery, both representing Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton's team, and indie pop-rocker Michelle Chamuel, who is competing on Team Usher, are the three finalists vying for the grand prize of a recording contract.
“Right now, I'll go ahead and say this: It's looking pretty good, either outcome for us,” Colton said, calling from the road as the duo finished a satellite media tour with broadcast press from across the country and headed out to film some special segments for this week's shows.
“We're getting a lot of interest from a lot of people, and I think the Top 3 is set no matter who wins. And I think a lot of people from this show ... are gonna sell a lot of records, more so than other season.”
Win or lose, Colton, 24, and Zach, 28, already have reached several big goals during their tenure on “The Voice.” For the show's homecoming episode, the returned to Muskogee, where they were greeted by about 4,000 fans, played a packed house at the Muskogee Civic Center and received the “Rising Star” award from the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, which is based in their hometown.
“I appreciate everything that they've done to get us where we're at, and we're gonna try to win it for ‘em,” Zach said.
The “Rising Star” award was particularly meaningful for them since the brothers used to work at the hall of fame and because Shelton won it 10 years ago.