July 12, 1991 |
Fayette, Alabama, United States
|Labels||First Launch Records|
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
|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[a]|
|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|
with CJ Harris
|Top 8[b]||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|
with CJ Harris and Jessica Meuse
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. 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.
Roberts signed with First Launch Record and his first single, "Dream About Me," will be released on March 24, 2015.
|2015||"Dream About Me"||TBA|
|"Keep Your Hands to Yourself"|
|"Muckalee Creek Water"|
- Fred Bronson (March 20, 2014). "'American Idol' Season 13: Dexter Roberts First Practiced on a Plastic Guitar". The Hollywood Reporter.
- ‘American Idol’ Recap: Dexter Roberts Kills It With Montgomery Gentry’s “Lucky Man” | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com
- What will Alabama's Jess Meuse, Dexter Roberts and C.J. Harris sing tonight on 'American Idol'? (video) | AL.com
- Alabama's Dexter Roberts on 'American Idol': Top 12 performance recap (video, poll) | AL.com
- Say hello to Dexter Roberts of Fayette, Alabama, competing in top 31 on 'American Idol' (photos, video) | AL.com
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- Michele Amabile Angermiller (July 11, 2014). "Dexter Roberts Exits 'American Idol' Live Tour". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Michele Amabile Angermiller (July 31, 2014). "'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Bjorke, Matt (February 24, 2015). "American Idol Dexter Roberts To Issue Debut Single". Roughstock. Retrieved February 25, 2015.