Video: Oklahoma native Trey Rose eliminated on 'The Voice'
Season 16 of "The Voice" moved into the Battle Rounds Monday night.
As previously reported, Oklahoma native Trey Rose was one of the contenders who stepped into the ring - and he unfortunately experienced defeat in the competitive duet stage of the hit singing contest.
Rose, an energetic 26-year-old Hugo native now based in Houston, was given the tough task of singing with and against singular soul singer Domenic Haynes, 18, of Tampa, Florida, who wowed with his cover of Leon Bridges' "River" in the blind auditions. Adam Levine blocked new coach John Legend to get Haynes on Team Adam, declaring that the raspy-voiced singer "might be my favorite singer in all 16 seasons of the show."
Levine gave them Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar" to perform in their battle, which might have seemed more in Haynes wheelhouse if Rose hadn't impressed in his blind audition with a folky cover of Blacc and Avicii's hit "Wake Me Up."
Both singers brought their A games to the battle, and their contrasting voices and styles made for an interesting and entertaining duet. All the coaches were lavish with their praise for both performers, lauding Haynes for the unique
growl to his voice and his potent onstage charisma while complimenting Rose on his vocal range, his falsetto capabilities and his boundless energy.
"That was such an incredibly even battle. I gotta say hats off to both of you," said Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton, who fought hard during the blinds to convince Rose to join his team.
"It was very eve because you both are very intense in different ways," said coach Kelly Clarkson.
Despite the similarities of their comments, Shelton said he would pick Haynes as the winner of the battle, while Clarkson declared Rose the victor in her opinion.
But the decision ultimately was in the hands of Levine as the singers' coach.
"It's hard when you guys do literally everything that we talked about," Levine said, but he chose Haynes to advance to the live shows because he "has shown me something that I've never really seen before on this show."
Since none of the other coaches opted to use a save and add Rose to their team, that means his time on "The Voice" is done. But the Oklahoma native in a Facebook post expressed gratitude for the experience.
"The Voice" Season 16 continues at 7 p.m. Mondays on NBC.