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Video: The Swon Brothers perform "I Can't Tell You Why" and "Celebrity" with Blake Shelton on "The Voice" finale - there's still time to vote

by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 18, 2013
The Swon Brothers
The Swon Brothers

Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers took on an Eagles’ classic and showed the viewers a new facet of their musical talents Monday during the first night of the two-night live Season 4 “The Voice” finale.

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. Since one of Shelton’s finalists won the past two seasons, Team Blake is working on a three-peat on “The Voice.”

The winner will be revealed during the live two-hour season finale airing from 8 to 10 tonight.

Zach and Colton Swon performed the Eagles’ standard “I Can’t Tell You Why,” with Zach on piano, Colton on guitar and their sibling harmonies in the forefront. It also showcased their falsetto singing, something we hadn’t really seen them do before, and they nailed that aspect of the song.

For their coach duet, the Swon siblings teamed with Shelton to perform Brad Paisley’s smash “Celebrity,” which showed off not only their musical abilities but the ironic sense of humor the Oklahomans share. After all, you’ve got to have a sense of irony to perform a song mocking reality show while on a reality show.

Those are the two songs from Monday night’s episode for which iTunes downloads count for votes. You’ve still got about an hour to vote by downloading, calling toll-free, texting or online balloting. For complete voting instructions, go to


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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