Dexter Roberts took The Voice season 16 by a storm on March 4. He got four chairs turned on Night 3 of Blind Auditions ensuing competition between the judges. The 27 years old singer amused everyone with his amazing rendition of Randy Houser’s Like a Cowboy and eventually chose to be in the Team Blake.
He pleased everyone with his breathtaking performance, but many might not know that he is not a new face on reality TV. So, how well do you know Dexter? Here are five things you need to know about Dexter Roberts.
1. American Idol
Dexter looked familiar to you on the Blinds Auditions because he appeared in season 13 of American Idol. The Alabama native made all the way to top 10 eventually placing in the 7th place with Caleb Johnson winning the season.
It was so strange that no mention of his American Idol journey was made during The Voice audition.
2. Left American Idol Tour
As one of the top 10 contestants, Roberts performed a few shows on the “Idol” tour in summer 2014 before leaving due to illness. A hunting enthusiast from a young age, he contracted Rocky Mountain spotted fever after being bitten by a tick in a hunting trip.
3. Professional Singing Journey
Dexter signed with First Launch Record and released his first single, Dream About Me, in March 2015 and later released his first EP of the same name. He said about his first song,
“I like to write about life and its experiences. Everyone has fallen in love and has that special person that they always remember, and ‘Dream About Me’ is a song about those ‘one that got away’ relationships. Writing this song was an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to write with songwriting legend Don Goodman, and the production process was mind-blowing! Getting to watch this song come to fruition was a dream come true, and my producer, Erik Nelson, is a genius.”
He came up with another EP, Dexter Roberts Unplugged, Volume 1, in 2017 on American Roots Records.
Born on July 12, 1991, Dexter has been playing music since he was five years old. Now, he plays several instruments, including guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and keyboards.
His family recognized his singing talents only when he stole the spotlight at a school talent show at the age of 16. When not working in music, he worked on his farm in his hometown of Fayette, Alabama.
Besides his love for music, he is also an health activist. He often visits hospital and posts images on social media to promote cancer awareness.