Another season of The Voice is here, and while some things may change throughout the course of the singing competition, one thing never will. It didn't take long for Blake Shelton and Adam Levine to be on each other's case and feuding yet again. The two went round and round again in the Season 16 premiere all in the name of a performer by the name of Trey Rose. Check out their throwdown and his wholesome performance below.
Can it really be a vintage battle when it happens regularly every season? Adam Levine's descriptor aside, it was high time the two got into their usual ribbing that made it feel as though Season 16 of The Voice had truly begun. Adam kicked things off ready to play, but obviously was at a disadvantage what with Trey Rose being an Oklahoma boy. It's almost like this guy was handpicked by producers to cause tension between Adam and Blake!
That's not to say Trey Rose was a plant solely to make the premiere more interesting, as the 26-year-old singer was certainly someone worth fighting for. His acoustic take on Avicii and Aloe Blacc's "Wake Me Up" was something special, as was his family's reaction when Adam hit his buzzer. Everyone needs a little brother who will cry heavy tears of joy for them when they do something big.
Obviously Team Adam was the real winner when it was all said and done, as he ended up being a strong candidate for Blake to steal should things not go his way in the battle rounds. The new competitor took to social media to give The Voice faithful an extra way to enjoy his performance should they decide to check him out again on YouTube or in a replay of his spirited television debut.
This was the first major showdown Blake Shelton and Adam Levine had on The Voice in Season 16, but it's safe to say it won't be the last. The two are always going at it, although rarely do things escalate to a level beyond playful competition. Perhaps this season is different though, and John Legend will force the two to forge an alliance against him? They should've done that last season and could've stopped Kelly Clarkson from the back-to-back victory.
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