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Knoxville, Tennessee, native Emily Ann Roberts drew a standing-room-only crowd to her Sunday afternoon performance at the indoor Acoustic Corner stage, likely thanks to her time on Season 9 of The Voice. With support from a scaled-down band, Roberts showed off some serious vocal firepower, stretching out stratospheric notes and tossing in tricky runs with the easy confidence of a pro athlete. But with clever, hyper-melodic songs like “Stuck on Me & You,” Roberts also showed she’s got plenty of other weapons in her arsenal. J.F.

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Emily Ann Roberts Returns to 'The Voice' Stage With 'Someday Dream' Performance: Watch

Emily Ann Roberts performs on The Voice on May 14, 2019. 

Emily Ann Roberts made her way back to The Voice. The 2015 runner-up returned to the singing competition on Tuesday night (May 14) to perform her new single, "Someday Dream."  

The country darling stunned in a sparkling gown as she belted out the inspirational lyrics, fitting to her journey from The Voice competitor to full-blown artist and performer. To add to the nostalgia, scenes of Roberts' time on the show flashed on the screen behind her. The performance was met by a standing ovation from the judges.

“Emily Ann totally killed it on the Voice stage last night," Blake Shelton, Roberts' former coach on The Voice, said in a statement. "I couldn’t be more proud of all the work she has put in and she continues to be an awesome vocalist.” 

“Someday Dream" is the first release off the songstress' upcoming debut EP, slated for release this summer. Watch her performance below.



Singer-songwriter and The Voice runner-up Emily Ann Roberts is premiering her new single "Someday Dream" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen to the uplifting new track.

Roberts remembers the exact date on which she penned "Someday Dream" alongside Jason Saenz and Seth Mosley: Aug. 29, 2017. It was a pivotal moment for her.

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"I had been off The Voice for almost two years, and I was going through this rut of wanting my career to happen and develop more quickly than it was," Roberts tells The Boot. "I started hearing myself saying things like, 'Someday when I write the perfect song, then I'll be content.'"

"Someday Dream" is a song about respecting where you are in the journey while still working to pursue your goals: "When I'm lookin' back, I'm a whole lot further down that old narrow road," Roberts sings. "Broken record, try to break me / Daddy said don't let it phase me / Well, honey, I'm just pickin' up / See, this just ain't some someday dream."

For Roberts, that "someday dream" was finding her place in the music world. "I always wanted to be a country music artist, songwriter and entertainer at the largest level God wanted for me," she shares. "I was so hung up on all I wasn’t achieving that I was missing all that I had accomplished, and I was so focused on where I was trying to get to that I missed where I was in the moment.

"I realized," Roberts adds, "I was living in my “Someday Dream” all along."

A Tennessee native and finalist during The Voice's ninth season in late 2015, Roberts was snapped up by The Voicecoach and country star Blake Shelton during her blind audition. Since her appearance on the TV singing competition, she's signed with the management company that handles Shelton's career and is working on new music.

"Someday Dream" is officially due out on Friday (April 19); fans of Miranda LambertKelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris will definitely want to add it to their playlists. To learn more about Roberts, visit her website.

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Emily Ann Roberts to release new song Friday

Her new single "Someday Dream" will drop Friday.

The Voice runner-up Emily Ann Roberts is releasing new music on Friday, April 19.

She posted a picture of her in the Tennessee Theatre and said her single "Someday Dream" will drop Friday.

It's available for pre-order now. 


Emily Ann Roberts Announces Release of “Someday Dream”

The Voice alum and southern traditionalist Emily Ann Roberts garnered the support of throngs of fans worldwide when she finished as runner-up on the ninth season of the show.  Roberts, managed by industry heavyweights Starstruck Management, aims to continue encouraging her supporters as well as new fans to chase their dreams with the announcement of her new single “Someday Dream,”  The heart-felt anthem, penned by Roberts, Jason Saenz and Seth Mosley, is slated for release on Friday, April 19.  “Someday Dream,” the first release from her forthcoming EP, is available for pre-order at all digital outlets now.

Pre-order the single here.

“Someday Dream” has been my anthem since I wrote it with Jason and Seth and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with everyone,” exclaims Emily Ann Roberts.  “My fans have always supported my dream and I want them to know there is no dream too big.  If I can do it, they can too.”

Roberts enlisted an all star production team on “Someday Dream” including Jason Saenz (Little Big Town, Drake White, Scotty McCreery) with mixing duties performed by Chuck Ainlay (Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and George Strait.) Be sure to catch Emily Ann Roberts on the road this Spring. For tour dates and info, visit


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