‘The Voice’ Live Finale: Dexter Roberts Comes Full Circle With Randy Houser Cover
On Monday (May 20), The Voice presented its Season 16 Top 4 finalists for America to vote on. Coach John Legend’s Maelyn Jarmon was the sole contestant not on Blake Shelton's team. Meanwhile, Shelton's Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts and Andrew Sevener represented (and dominated with) country vibes. All four performed three songs: A cover, a duet with their respective coach, and an original song.
Roberts made his initial appearance with his choice of cover, and made no bones about the fact that he was a bit nervous. "It's so overwhelming. I'm from a small town. This stuff don't happen for people like me," he explained, adding that he had decided to work with Randy Houser's "Anything Goes."
"his is a dream come true right here. I made it all the way to the finale. I'm Top Four," the four-chair turner enthused. "I've been saving this song til the very end. I started with a Randy Houser song. It got me four chairs. I want to end with a Randy Houser song and hopefully it wins me the show."
Shelton noted that he was drawn to Roberts' authenticity, as well as his skills. "The thing that struck me is the ridiculous accuracy," he said. "Your voice and your ear is a deadly combination."
Indeed, that particular song spurred Coach Kelly Clarkson to observe, "You're my favorite." Meanwhile, Shelton gave even more lavish praise, comparing Roberts to none less than George Strait.
Tune in tomorrow (May 21) to see which contestant will take home the entire season!
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