“The Voice”: The Swon Brothers, of Muskogee, sway their way onto Blake Shelton's team

Muskogee natives Zach and Colton Swon talk about choosing fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton as their coach and their experience of being on “The Voice.”
BY MELISSA HAYER mhayer@opubco.com Modified: April 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013
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While giving “The Voice” audience and coaches what they called a “Swoncert” Monday night, Muskogee natives The Swon Brothers enticed Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher to turn their chairs around and compete to be their mentor.

Zach, 28, and Colton, 24, ultimately chose their fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton to be their coach after their rousing rendition of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit “American Girl.”

During a media conference call this week, the country singing duo shared more information about themselves and “The Voice,” which airs at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

Q: What was it like to step on that stage for the first time in front of those judges?

Zach: It was incredible. That is like the best feeling. We've done this since we were little and we don't have a backup plan, but just the fact that we got a little bit of validation for what we've worked so long for is just — it's unreal, especially from all the coaches, but especially from Blake, a guy that started where we did. It's real amazing.

Colton: It was honestly, like during the moment, it was very like you're in a dream. It's just a big blur, one big blur during the moment itself.

Q: Had you already made up your mind that if Blake turned around that's who you were going to go with?

Colton: I personally did, but seeing other coaches turn around, you think you have it all down, and you're ready for an answer, but when you actually see interest from other people, it's very flattering. But, you know we gotta stick to our Oklahoma roots. There was just no question about it.

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