Dexter Roberts in Birmingham

“American Idol” finalist Dexter Roberts had dropped out of the tour. A tour publicist has said Roberts and “Idol” have agreed to let him out of his contractual obligations to finish the tour. No reason given but fellow contestant CJ Harris and Jessica Meuse say Roberts has come down with an unknown illness.

But never to fear, he’s still planning to appear at the World Deer Expo this weekend in Birmingham.

~Mary Kate