I must confess I’ve been secretly rooting against Alex Preston, considering nearly every American Idol winner fits his bill and has not had continued post-show success (see Phillip Philips, Lee Dewyze, David Cook, and a handful of others). Last night, he proved he stands alone, and because he’s a songwriter with a unique look, it’s possible he’ll win the show AND the after-show. Idol needs a breakout star badly, and this is a true test. Watch his chilling performance of ‘Stay’ below.
American Idol front runner Alex Preston sang an original song on tonight’s American Idol, and he killed it. But before you ask yourself how he has yet to be discovered, there’s a little information that somehow slipped by the main press. He’s cousins with Jo Dee Messina! Who knew?! Plus, he’s written songs with her. To see a sample of his talent, watch below.