Team Blake Shelton’s The Swon Brothers have been making us laugh since they sang their first “Swoncert” during The Voice’s blind auditions. And they’ve carried that humor and genuine warmheartedness all the way to the Season 4 finale.
Wetpaint Entertainment got a chance to catch up with these funny fellas on the red carpet after last night’s live shows and they were filled with plenty of jokes and lots of appreciation for their fans.
Wetpaint Entertainment: So you guys found the girl part of your voice today according to Usher.
Colton: Found the girl part! I guess we did.
Were you nervous to get your falsetto on?
Zach: Not really. It’s one of my favorite songs. I’ve been singing it since I was little.
C: And he does a girl very well so what’s nervous about that?
Z: It was different. I think I was more nervous about doing something so different but hopefully it will work out.
What did getting that praise from Adam mean to you guys?
C: Oh wow. Adam is our roughest critic and that’s probably because he likes to give Blake crap but he has a good heart and that means a lot to us. Everything they say — good or bad — means a lot to us. If it was all good, we wouldn’t improve so it’s all great.
How was your visit with Blake with your family?
Z: It was really fun and the fact that he wanted to meet them and take time and invest even more and go the extra step and say, “I want to meet your family,” that’s a big step. When you introduce a girl to your family, you know? That’s kind of what it felt like.
C: “Mom. Dad. I’m bringing home Blake!”
Z: It made us feel like he really cares and he’s done that several times and to see him do that meant a lot to us.
And he paid for lunch?
C: Yes. He did.
Can we hear more about you guys getting in trouble as kids and having to write a song as your punishment?
C: Yep. I can remember it happening one time where we had to write a song. We were on our way back from Nashville. We begged our parents to take us to get a record deal. They spent the money on hotels and gas and food, then on the way back, we were just fighting like cats and dogs.
Z: Hitting each other in the backseat… And we were young. I’m talking like 13, 9 years old.
C: And so they said, “Man if you guys are a duo you need to learn to work together.” Instead of getting a slap in the face or something my dad said, “Go in that room and don’t come out until you have a song written. Be a real duo.”
Z: He just didn’t want to hear us anymore. We’d been screaming for hours on this drive home and when we got home he had enough. I don’t think he actually intended on us writing a song. He just wanted us to get in a room together and write a song but we actually ended up writing a song.
C: We came out and sang it to them. We actually woke them up in the middle of the night.
"Danny’s Song" was a great breakout for you but you just performed in recently. Did you have any hesitation where you thought maybe you should perform something from a little further back?
C: You know at first, we were asking Blake about that and he said, “What do you guys think I do every night?” He said, “All the hits that I’ve sang over the years, I do them every night. At every show.” And that was our breakout moment. There’s no denying that.
Z: It did the best. It sold the most. It had the most people responding and it was Blake’s call and he hasn’t steered us wrong yet. We’re in the finale.
Has someone started your fan club yet?
Z: I don’t’ even know.
C: I don’t know. I mean I hope someone has.
Are there Swon Brother groupies?
Z: We haven’t been out of the show. We don’t know what’s out there.
You could hear the girls screaming when you guys started.
C: That was our mom.
There may have been a number slipped in there, right? Did you slip your number to anyone in the audience?
Z: I will call my mom tonight, yes [Laughs].
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