Watch Dexter Roberts Sing “Cruise” in American Idol 2014 Top 10 — March 19, 2014
Wednesday has arrived yet again and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to be treated to another two-hour helping of American Idol! Last week, we watched as the country voted for the 10 contestants that will be hitting the road this summer on the Idol tour. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Ben Briley, and we’re sure to miss all the adorable things he says about his wife.
But this is reality television and the show must go on! Tonight (March 19), the remaining 10 contenders will perform songs from the Billboard Top 10. They’ve been tasked with choosing a song from 2010 to the present, which means we’ll really get to see how they handle popular, contemporary music. (It is what they’ll be singing if they win the competition, after all!)
Next up is Dexter Roberts, who continues to pay tribute to his Southern roots with one country song after another. He decides to take on "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line, the best-selling country digital song of all time. Up until this point, Dexter’s done a wonderful job of picking songs that fit his wheelhouse, but he continues to struggle making them his own.
“I do not think that was a good performance,” says Harry. “You didn’t do anything different with it. Unless you get bigger than these immensely popular songs, it’s gonna come across as generic.”
Do you think Dexter deserves to make it to the Top 9? Sound off in the comments!