Dexter Roberts: From ‘American Idol’ Finalist To Possible ‘The Voice’ Winner
The Voice frontrunner Dexter Roberts proves that singing competitions are his thing! In fact, The Voice isn’t Dexter’s first rodeo. So who is Dexter Roberts? Here’s 10 facts to know about the rising superstar.
Get To Know Dexter Roberts
1.Dexter was on American Idol
Dexter competed on season 13 of American Idol, and placed seventh! In addition to dominating The Voice competition, Dexter held his own on American Idol. Dexter even toured with American Idol LIVE!
2. He’s had a record deal
As a result of his American Idol status, Dexter scored a record deal. First Launch Records released Dexter’s EP in 2014 titled Dream About Me.
3. Follow up EP?
Dexter’s record label flopped, but that didn’t stop the country star! Dexter came back swinging in 2017 with a follow up EP titled Dexter Roberts Unplugged, Vol. 1. “My dream is to be out there playing all the time and being on the radio,” Dexter revealed. “So, I want to give this another shot.”
4. Dexter struggled with a major health setback.
During Dexter’s opening confessional on The Voice he got really candid with viewers.
“I was hunting with some friends in Kentucky and I got real sick. Bad headaches, couldn’t eat nothing, couldn’t drink much. I went all over the United States to different doctors and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me,” Dexter explained. “I just didn’t feel like playing any music. That was something that I loved to do and I didn’t even have the energy to do it.”
Eventually Dexter was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever. As a result of his illness Dexter had to drop out of the Idol LIVE tour.
Five years later Dexter is back on the stage, in better health and spirits and back to doing what he loves!
5. Sweet home Alabama!
Dexter was born in Tuscaloosa but settled in Fayette, Alabama. There, Dexter spent his time working with his grandfather on their family farm.
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6. 4 Chair turn, say what?!
Dexter took Randy Houser’s Like a Cowboy to a whole new level! Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and John Legend quickly turned their chairs to see the 27 year old country boy belt his heart out. Similarly Adam Levine couldn’t deny what he was hearing and turned his chair as well. It makes sense that Dexter made it to the final 3!
7. Dexter is a hunting man!
Dexter loves to hunt with his two pups. Just go to Dexter’s Insta you’ll see what we mean!
8. Dexter can play more than one instrument.
We’ve all seen Dexter beast through a guitar solo on The Voice! In the same way that Dexter effortlessly plays guitar, he can also do the same with various other instruments. Dexter can play the bass, mandolin, banjo, and lastly, keyboards. Is there anything Dexter can’t do?!
9. Dexter is a health advocate.
Dexter has had his fair share of health woes, and supports others that have as well. Looking to Dexter’s IG, the country artist is an activist for cancer patients and uses his platform to raise cancer awareness. Dexter also supports those that have suffered from various debilitating diseases. A true angel!
10. Voice Winner?
Fans predict the this is finally Dexter’s moment and he will take the title as The Voice champ. Guess we’ll just have to tune in to see!