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Muskogee's Swon Brothers continue their run on 'The Voice'

Zach and Colton Swon are the first duo to make it the hit reality show's live rounds, which begin Monday night on NBC.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: May 6, 2013
/articleid/3806605/1/pictures/2044566">Photo - The Swon Brothers are shown performing during the Knockout Rounds of "The Voice."

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The Swon Brothers are shown performing during the Knockout Rounds of "The Voice." NBC PHOTO NBC

The singer/guitarists started performing with their parents' southern gospel group Exodus when they were youngsters, so they are accustomed to making music live. They weren't worried about the added pressure of playing in front of millions of TV viewers on “The Voice.”

“When it comes to the actual music part of it, it's going to be awesome, it's going to be fun. The stuff that worries me is like falling off stage or something like that,” Zach said wryly.

“My brother is pretty clumsy, so I see where he'd worry about that,” Colton joked. “Other than that, bring on the live shows, we're ready.”

Fans can expect to see them perform more songs that accent their teamwork and tight harmonies, they said.

“There's no formula for picking songs for us right now,” Colton said. “We just go with our gut and pray about (it), and at the end of the day, you know, you've just got to have fun and connect with the audience.”

Bigger fan base

After their knockout episode, Zach said many of their Twitter followers gushed that “Drift Away” was their favorite song. The 6,400-plus “tweeple” and more than 7,600 Facebook fans they've garnered so far should come in handy during the live rounds, since public votes will begin to count in addition to Shelton's choices.

“To have such great support and a fan base and just friends and family ... and to see yourself on country charts — I mean, I think we've charted almost every time and it's because of America and a big part of that is back home in Oklahoma,” Colton said. “It's a really blessed feeling to know that they're going to get behind us.”

While they can count on the Oklahoma vote, Zach said he hopes the rest of America will appreciate their music and character enough to cast ballots for them, too.

“I think we're going to make a difference, you know, in the music industry. With or without ‘The Voice,' this is what we're going to do no matter what. So they might as well get used to us being around,” Zach said.

“I don't think we'll be everybody's cup of tea, but hopefully we'll be (for) enough to stick around, because we definitely aren't done yet.”

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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