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The Swon Brothers advance to the Top 8 on "The Voice"

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: May 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm •  Published: May 21, 2013
THE VOICE -- "Battle Rounds" Episode 407 -- Pictured: "The Swon Brothers" -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE -- "Battle Rounds" Episode 407 -- Pictured: "The Swon Brothers" -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

With less than a minute left in tonight’s live results show, “The Voice” Carson Daly revealed that Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers received enough public votes to advance to the Top 8 on the hit reality TV show.

For Oklahoma music fans, it was a triumphant ending for a show that started with Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton, one of the show’s celebrity coaches, and his wife Miranda Lambert delivering an emotional tribute to his tornado-ravaged home state. Shelton is an Ada native.

To open tonight’s show, the country music power couple, who live in Tishomingo, performed a heartfelt acoustic rendition of Lambert’s emotional chart-topper “Over You.” The couple co-wrote the song about the death of Shelton’s brother, Richie, in a car accident. The song has earned song of the year honors from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association.

To see video of the performance, click here.

Throughout the one-hour show, urgings to donate to the tornado victims in Oklahoma flashed onscreen.

Zach and Colton Swon, who are competing on Shelton’s Team Blake, delivered an uptempo rendition of Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels” during Monday’s Top 10 live performance show.

But the brothers, who are the first duo to reach “The Voice’s” live playoffs, indicated Monday night that it was difficult to focus on the show because of the devastating news coming out of their home state, where a massive tornado had ravaged Moore just a few hours before.

“It’s hard to enjoy a night like this,” said Colton Swon.

“Our hearts are definitely going out to you, first and foremost,” Zach told viewers in their home state.

Tonight’s eliminated contestants were Kris Thomas of Team Shakira and Josiah Hawley of Team Usher.

Here is “The Voice” Top 8:

Team Blake: The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbury, Holly Tucker

Team Adam Levine: Judith Hill, Sarah Sims, Amber Carrington

Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel

Team Shakira: Sasha Allen


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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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