Video: Oklahoma native Trey Rose continues on 'The Voice' as Season 16 Battle Rounds begin
"The Voice" Season 16 Battle Rounds begin with a two-hour episode at 7 tonight on NBC.
Oklahoma music fans should keep an eye out for Trey Rose, an energetic 26-year-old Hugo native whose entertaining blind audition aired on the season premiere.
As previously reported, the Houston resident's folky acoustic-guitar rendition of the Avicii and Aloe Blacc hit "Wake Me Up" set off an epic duel between everyone's favorite rival coaches: fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
"This is a vintage battle, just Blake and I doing our thing," Levine said.
"One for the ages," declared new coach John Legend.
Naturally, Shelton played up the Oklahoma solidarity angle.
"We've all convinced ourselves that because you guys are from Oklahoma that it matters," Levine said.
"If you're not from there, it doesn't matter; you're right, Hollywood," Shelton countered.
"Hugo, Oklahoma, I have lost my share of money at the casino there," Shelton quipped.
"That's why I'm here," Rose joked back, prompting Shelton to urge him to bring his "Okie power" to Team Blake "and show people what it's like when we band together."
"And we'll go back and we'll visit the elephant sanctuary there in Hugo, and we'll donate money!" Shelton proclaimed.
Both Levine and Shelton praised Rose for his energy and said he could potentially win the Season 16 contest.
"I'm glad that Adam recognizes that you could win this thing - and he's going to be so happy for us," Shelton charmed.
Although Rose said in his introduction that Shelton had a big influence on him growing up in small-town Oklahoma as an aspiring musician, Trey had decided in advance that if he turned multiple chairs with his blind audition that he would go with the first coach to turn, which meant joining Team Adam.
We'll see how that choice works out for him as the Battle Rounds begin tonight.