I’ll be posting several American Idol Top 31 contestants previews every day in the run up to the American Idol XIII premiere on January 15.
Dexter Roberts, hailing from Fayetteville, AL, likes hunting and fishing as his Facebook page reveals.
The country singer, who hails from Fayetteville, Alabama, is also a generous guy. At his Tuscaloosa audition, part of the American Idol bus tour, the singer shared his guitar with two fellow hopefuls, reported the Tuscaloosa News.
Three of the people who made it to the second round of auditions on Wednesday shared much more than just the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater stage — they shared a guitar.
C.J. Harris, Garrett Nichols and Dexter Roberts all used Roberts’ Fender acoustic guitar during their separate auditions. Roberts knew Nichols before the audition and let Harris use the guitar when his guitar string broke while he was standing in line.
“I guess it’s got some luck to it, I reckon,” Roberts said.
Roberts sang “I Like to Drive” by Casey James a cappella and “Country in My Soul” by Florida Georgia Line accompanied by his guitar. This was the first year “American Idol” allowed auditions with a guitar, which Roberts said made him happy.
“I don’t know if it helped,” he said. “I feel naked without it because I play all the time.”
Check out a Youtube video of Dexter performing “Country in My Soul” by Florida Georgia Line below. With his guitar, of course!
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