Alex Preston Takes “Say Something” to “Another Level” on American Idol (VIDEO)

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By Shari Weiss

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Alex Preston gave another standout performance on Wednesday’s “American Idol.” For the second time this month, the Top 5 contestant was one of Harry Connick Jr.’s personal favorites.

Preston performed a gorgeous and moving rendition of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. Connick said afterward, “Alex, one of the things I like to see the most in a performer, in this case you, is struggling with the emotion of the song and not giving into it… You do that so well.” “It was a beautiful performance. You’re such a talented guy,” the judge went on. “For me, that was the performance of the night.”

Keith Urban directed his comment to viewers, saying, “I wanna say a huge thank you to everyone who suggested that song because I think if there ever was a perfect marriage of artist and song, it was right there. It was beautiful.”

For Top 5 Night, all the contestants had to sing songs that been chosen online by viewers. Jennifer Lopez agreed with Urban’s assessment. She further noted, “Your vocals just took it to another level.” But how does it compare to Alex & Sierra’s highly-acclaimed version from last year’s “The X Factor”? Check out the video below!

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