The Swon Brothers On Life After ‘The Voice,’ Blake Shelton
The Swon Brothers – Colton, 25, and Zach, 28, were second-runner ups on this past season of NBC singing competition The Voice. The country-singing brothers, coached by Blake Shelton, captivated audiences and made history by becoming the first duo to reach the finale in the show’s history. Following the finale, which saw Danielle Bradbury place first and Michelle Chamuel end up in second, Colton and Swon discussed their experience on the talent show with Uinterview.
“It’s been quite a ride, we never expected to make it so far. All we heard was duos tank on that show and that and they don’t do very well… everyone told us that,” Colton told Uinterview exclusively. “Even Blake at first I think was kind of skeptical as to how far we would go, and then America just got behind us and just absolutely blew our minds.”
The Swon Brothers, who list the Eagles as a major influence, are benefiting greatly from the exposure the got on The Voice and the continued mentorship of Shelton. “We thought maybe when the show was over the business might slow down, but it hasn’t at all we have some really great possible tours set up, really great opening spots,” Colton revealed. “All that will be released really soon […] Blake has opened up some doors we could’ve never got opened.”
Neither of the brothers was a stranger to TV singing competitions prior to The Voice, as they previously auditioned separately for American Idol. Colton, who made it to the top 48 on American Idol, much prefers performing in a duo with his brother. It’s likely for the best that Colton and Zach opted to perform together for The Voice, as their performances endeared audiences and labels to their captivating harmonies.
“It has been meeting after meeting [since The Voice finale], with just different people like managers, tour managers. We’re finding out—getting the details. I think it looks like we’ll find a home at a label somewhere,” revealed Colton. “It’s going to be a great year for The Swon Brothers I know that!”