The Voice

Meet Dexter Roberts of The Voice Season 16


Dexter Roberts, a former American Idol contestant, auditioned for The Voice Season 16

Dexter Roberts, a former American Idol contestant, auditioned for The Voice Season 16.

Dexter Roberts is going to take a second shot at a televised singing competition on Season 16 of The Voice.

And 27-year-old country artist from Alabama did pretty darn well the first time around.

Singing show fans might remember Dexter from Season 13 of American Idol. After all, he made it all the way to the Top 7 before being eliminated.

He’s hit some road bumps since, however.

For instance, he was unable to complete the summer tour that followed Season 13 because he contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever.

Then Dexter followed up his Idol run with a four-song EP called “Dream About Me” in 2015. He had writing credits on three of the songs, including “Who You Are,” which was about the time he spent in Hollywood while participating in the show.

But his label folded within a year, and he was left with the debt from recording that project, Dexter says on his YouTube channel.

“That’s life,” Dexter says on that page. “I know that God will provide me a path for my music. I trust him.”

He bounced back with a five-track unplugged EP in 2017. It includes “Duck Blind,” which you can check out below.

And both EPs are still available on iTunes and Spotify.

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  1. ryan February 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    how is one left with debt from a recording project if their label folds? who does one owe this debt to? sounds like a terrible label or maybe something else. let me tell you how to get it done. round up the band, screw everything else, book a tour, go play the shows. these contest shows are pissing in the wind.

    • Steve February 10, 2019 at 9:09 am -  Reply

      This guy is a joke!!!

      • cassie February 25, 2019 at 10:14 am -  Reply

        He is a very nice guy he would not want to screw anyone over. He is very talented. No need to be rude

  2. Matt February 10, 2019 at 9:08 am -  Reply

    This guy is the most cocky arrogant excuse for a musician you will
    find. He’s a terrible guitar player, walks
    in public like paparazzi are following
    ao…told everyone he grew up on a farm truth is he is a bum who doesn’t work and thinks he’s better than everyone else

    • CM February 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

      What an awful and mean slander. Super down to earth good singer.

    • Kim April 15, 2019 at 11:20 am -  Reply

      Matt~That’s odd. I see him in pics with his little nephew and all the little friends at his little league games. He plays at Hackleburg Neighbor Day. He was so friendly and did such a great job! I don’t know you or why you don’t like Dexter. Maybe you need to just chill out and give him a chance before you go all slanderous and whatever that comment is. I’d love to see a local Alabama boy win! I say go Dexter!!

  3. Sherry key February 10, 2019 at 9:35 am -  Reply

    I love this young man his music proud of him so all who put him down needs a reality check . Stop the jealousy I’d vote for him over and over again a true talented young man . Prayers for his life his career stop with the cruel comments . Just be proud for him

  4. C. Huang February 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Love his voice. Simply a down to earth guy. Followed him on American Idol and drove hours to see him perform on tour in Canada. So we will be watching from Canada. Cannot wait.

    • LauraLeeC March 29, 2019 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

      That’s right C! I hung out in Punta Gorda FL for an entire hot and humid afternoon after AI to see him perform and it was worth the dehydration, sunburn and fatigue to hear his amazing voice. He deserves his chance to hit the big time! Got to meet him too. Awesome individual.

  5. CM February 12, 2019 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    Love his two albums and his performances. Super down to earth guy.

  6. Sweet Home Collection February 12, 2019 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    Super nice down to earth guy. Love his voice and performances. Drove hours to see him on American Idol tour. Cannot wait. Love THe Voice.

  7. Rita Shand February 19, 2019 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Are you jealous of Dexter Roberts

  8. Rita Shand February 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    What’s your talent we don’t see you on idol lol

  9. Cassie February 25, 2019 at 10:13 am -  Reply

    Dexter is amazing! I have known him for his entire life. Not cocky, but very down to earth. He is from a small town and a man with southern charm. We are very proud of him and love his music. Shame on the rude people up there for talking bad about someone they do not know.

  10. cassie February 25, 2019 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    He is a very nice guy he would not want to screw anyone over. He is very talented. No need to be rude

  11. Nikky February 27, 2019 at 1:35 am -  Reply

    Love his songs and the lyrics. He will be a force given the opportunity and coaching. Believe he will definitely stands out among the talents. He could win this.

  12. Deborah Hunter February 28, 2019 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    I know this young man and his sister personally and he did grow up on a farm. It makes me mad seeing all these slandering comments about a young man trying to persue a dream in the music business.

  13. Linda March 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    All these rude comments are just from people who are made at the world because they didn’t make it. I live in the same town that is from and I know his mother, you couldn’t ask for a nicer family and yes he did work on a farm to help his grandmother out because his grandfather passed away and she needed his help. So don’t talk about someone you don’t know

  14. Darla March 5, 2019 at 1:16 am -  Reply

    This young man is a sweetheart with an amazing voice. And he’ll go far.

  15. Nancy Keeley March 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    I want to ask Dextor Roberts more information about his bout with Lyme disease. My daughter is 28 years old and has all the symptoms you’ve had names on the show. She is being treated but not aggressively; her life is at a standstill as you obviously had been through yourself. Can you direct me (her Mom) to the doctor you finally were treated by? She is on antibiotics but nothing is working. Please contact me or at least reply to this if you or someone else can direct me.
    Thank you so much!
    Nancy/Desperate in PA.

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