American Idol XIII Top 31 Contestant #5

I’ll be posting several American Idol Top 31 contestants previews every day in the run up to the American Idol XIII premiere on January 15.

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Only 20 years old, Alex has already moved from his native New Hampshire to Nashville to follow his dreams of becoming a successful performer.

“Damian Rice will always be my biggest influence,” Alex posted to his Facebook recently.  On his Youtube channel are covers of songs by Ed Sheeran, Bon Iver, Passenger and Miley Cyrus.  Alex also uploaded songs written by himself with titles like “Your Perfect Imperfections,” and “The Light Was Already Here.”

Back in New England, over the summer, Alex won a contest, 15 Seconds of Fame that found him opening at the Boston Hatch Shell for 104.1 Mixfest artists Of Monsters And Men, Gavin DeGraw and Backstreet Boys.

Check out  a few performances from Alex’s Youtube channel.   Alex’s Twitter.

Let Her Go – Passenger Cover

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop Cover

The Light Was Already Here – Original Song

Your Perfect Imperfections – Original Song

Alex Preston – American Idol XIII – Salt Lake City Audition

Alex Preston – American Idol XIII – Road to Hollywood

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