Zach Swon came perilously close to breaking his vow not to cry on “The Voice” tonight as he and his brother advanced to the finals on the hit reality TV show.
Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers were among the three finalists to move on during tonight’s live episode of the singing competition. Already the first duo to make the live playoffs, Zach and Colton Swon now constitute are the first duo to contend in “The Voice” finals.
The final performance episode of “The Voice” Season 3 airs live at 7 p.m. Monday on NBC, with the live finale to follow at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the peacock network.
It will be the second straight season that Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton’s team boasts two of the three finalists: Along with The Swon Brothers, Team Blake’s 16-year-old Texas belter Danielle Bradbery advanced tonight to the finals.
They join big-voiced indie pop-rocker Michelle Chamuel, who is competing on Team Usher, one of the two new coaches (along with Shakira) on Season 4.
“!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” Shelton posted on Twitter (@blakeshelton) just after the show. “I mean for real y’all… I love y’all!!!!!!!!!!! #TeamBlake”
Team Shakira’s Sasha Allen and Team Adam (Levine)’s Amber Carrington were sent home on tonight’s results episode.
Host Carson Daly boasted at the start of tonight’s live show that Top 5 did so well on Monday’s performance episode that the series experience record-breaking voting. All five hit the iTunes Top 100 based on the public’s download of their performances, and three of them hit the Top 10 at the close of voting, ensuring their iTunes votes were multiplied by 10.
“Remember, all week long, every live show song you download on iTunes through next week’s finale will count toward that artist’s final vote total,” Daly said, encouraging fans to go to NBC.com for details.
The iTunes multiplier definitely worked to the advantage of Team Blake: The Swon Brothers’ cover of Loggins and Messina’s “Danny’s Song” topped the iTunes country songs chart, with their rendition of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” at No. 4. Bradbery’s “Who I Am” and “Please Remember Me” were at No. 2 and 3 on the iTunes country chart, with Shelton’s own hit “Boys ‘Round Here” rounding out the Top 5.
This morning, Shelton tweeted out a photo of The Swon Brothers’ “Danny’s Song” at No. 2 on the overall iTunes chart, with Bradbery right behind at No. 3 with “Who I Am.”
Last season, Shelton had two contenders in the Season 3 finals: Terry McDermott, who performed on tonight’s show, and eventual winner Cassadee Pope, who played last week’s results show. The Tishomingo resident has a good chance to make it three wins in a row; his team’s soulful singer Jermaine Paul won Season 2.
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