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Mont Vernon’s Alex Preston makes ‘American Idol’s’ top 7

  • Alex Preston performs a cover of "Every Breath You Take" by The Police on "American Idol" on Wednesday. Preston is a Mont Vernon native. (Screenshot: YouTube)

    Alex Preston performs a cover of "Every Breath You Take" by The Police on "American Idol" on Wednesday. Preston is a Mont Vernon native. (Screenshot: YouTube)

  • Alex Preston performs a cover of "Every Breath You Take" by The Police on "American Idol" on Wednesday. Preston is a Mont Vernon native. (Screenshot: YouTube)

Alex Preston, a 21-year-old student from Mont Vernon, has made “American Idol’s” top seven.

Preston, who plays the guitar as well, got through by singing and playing a cover of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. That performance is shown above. He also sang a duet with fellow contestant Sam Woolf. They performed “The Girl Is Mine” by Michael Jackson featuring Paul McCartney.

His cover of “Every Breath You Take” is currently No. 74 on iTunes Top 100 chart, the only American Idol performance on the list.

Preston will continue with another chance to perform on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Fox.

You can follow Preston on Twitter (@RealAlexPreston) or on Instagram (@RealAlexPreston).

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