Dexter Roberts

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Dexter Roberts
Born (1991-07-12) July 12, 1991 (age 29)
Fayette, Alabama, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008-present
Labels First Launch Records

Dexter Roberts (born July 12, 1991)[1] is an American singer from Fayette, Alabama, who was a finalist on the thirteenth season of American Idol, finishing in seventh place.[2][3][4][5][6]

American Idol

Roberts performed "Drive" for his audition for American Idol, and for the group round he was part of the group Backstreet Cowboys together with Casey Thrasher and fellow finalist Ben Briley, performing the song "I Want It That Way". For the final solo he performed an original song, "Farmer's Grandson".

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Drive" Casey James N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella "Barton Hollow" The Civil Wars N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "I Want It That Way"
with Ben Briley and Casey Thrasher
Backstreet Boys N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo "Farmer's Grandson" (original composition) Dexter Roberts N/A Advanced
Top 31 (10 Men) Personal Choice "This Ole Boy" Joe Nichols 6 Advanced
Top 13 This Is Me "Aw Naw" Chris Young 1 Safe
Top 12 Home "Lucky Man" Montgomery Gentry 4 Safe
Top 11 Songs from the Movies "Sweet Home Alabama" Lynyrd Skynyrd 4 Safe
Top 10 Billboard Top 10 "Cruise" Florida Georgia Line 2 Bottom 3[lower-alpha 1]
Top 9 I'm with the Band! "Boondocks" Little Big Town 3 Safe
Top 8 Back to the Start Solo "One Mississippi" Brett Eldredge 7 Safe
Duet "Alright"
with CJ Harris
Darius Rucker 10
Top 8[lower-alpha 2] Songs from the 1980s Solo "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" The Georgia Satellites 2 Safe
Duet "Islands in the Stream"
with Jessica Meuse
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 10
Top 7 Competitors' Choice Solo "Muckalee Creek Water" Luke Bryan 5 Eliminated
Trio "Compass"
with CJ Harris and Jessica Meuse
Lady Antebellum 9
  1. When Ryan Seacrest announced the results in this particular night, Roberts was among the bottom 3, but was declared safe second, as MK Nobilette was eliminated.
  2. Due to the judges using their one save on Sam Woolf, the top 8 remained intact for another week.

Roberts, as a finalist, joined the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2014 after the show. However, he left the tour after a few shows by mutual agreement due to the illness.[7] He had contracted Rocky Mountain spotted fever due to tick bites during a turkey hunt in Kentucky that he attended soon after the thirteenth season finale.[8]

Roberts signed with First Launch Record and his first single, "Dream About Me," will be released on March 24, 2015.[9]



Year Song Album
2015 "Dream About Me" TBA

Digital singles

Year Song
2014 "Cruise"
"One Mississippi"
"Keep Your Hands to Yourself"
"Muckalee Creek Water"


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