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Is Dexter Roberts the next reality TV phenom?
The latest American Idol castoff told reporters on Thursday that — after a few days of well-deserved rest and relaxation — he hopes to one day have his own hunting show.
“That’s my dream,” he mused. “[My] big dream.”
Alas, the Alabama native wouldn’t be on the hunt for criminals or fellow Idol contestants, he’d be channeling his inner Duck Dynasty, tracking ducks, turkeys and whitetails instead.
“I told my mom if I get kicked off [Idol] sometime, I’m going to get a teepee and go into the woods and just live in the woods for a few days,” Roberts said, “just to get away from the city. I’m all about staying in the woods, outdoors and stuff.”
Next up for Roberts is Idol‘s summer tour, which he’ll prep for as he pursues a singing and songwriting career in Nashville. Asked when he’d be getting in contact with Florida Georgia Line (the duo reached out and offered their congratulations to the country singer when he covered their hit “Cruise” in the Top 10), Roberts laughed. “Probably right after this interview, when I get my phone charged!”
Let’s not forget about that Keith Urban country connection, which could certainly prove useful if Roberts plays his cards right. During his time on the show, the 22-year-old said that Urban’s best words of wisdom were “to go out there and have fun; just connect with the audience more. That’s what I’m gonna try and do on tour.”
Meanwhile, back at Idol, Roberts is counting on fellow prankster Sam Woolf to keep the behind-the-scenes antics going strong. That is, until that tour kicks off on June 24.
“I didn’t get to do one last [prank], but on the tour he is getting it,” Roberts teased.
Hey, Sam, you might want to watch your back.
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