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Video: Fayette Man Works Way into Final Seven of American Idol

FAYETTE, Ala. (WCBI) — The town of Fayette, Alabama says keep voting for Dexter.

22-year-old Dexter Roberts of Fayette has made it to the final seven of American Idol.

Drive through Fayette and it’s easy to see the small town’s big support of their singer.

“Vote for Dexter” signs are hanging from all businesses and restaurants.

Dexter’s family says he has always been a singer, but he first picked up a guitar at age 14.

Dexter’s mother says the support has been great, but it’s hard not to be nervous when watching.

“I’m very nervous and he says, ‘Mom, it’s OK. You don’t have to be nervous, it’s OK. Everthing’s gonna be fine.’ But it’s still … you know … you see your children on TV and you don’t want them to be disappointed. We just have to go from week to week, but it’s been great so far,” Dexter’s mother said.

Dexter will sing on American Idol Wednesday night, and find out the voting results Thursday. He will also take part in the American Idol Summer Tour.

DEXTER WILL SING ON AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND FIND OUT THE VOTING RESULTS THURSDAY. HE WILL ALSO TAKE PART IN THE AMERICAN IDOL SUMMER TOUR.