Your American Idol Season 13 Runner Up Is … Alex Preston

The Duke of American Idol Season 13.

The Duke of American Idol Season 13.

REASONS: You know who loves to overthink the obvious? THIS GUY. I had Alex slotted as the winner of Season 13 before I stopped and said “Fuck it.” He’s the most musically talented contestant. He’s doofy looking now but after a couple of weeks he’ll be so bone-tastic don’t be shocked if he’s banging J-Lo. He’s legit. But I’m not picking because people with balls don’t take the odds-on Vegas favorite.
WHY WE’RE IDIOTS: He’s really friggin good. He sounds a little like Philip Phillips and that sound won a title. He’s got experience, musicianship and it would be absolutely outrageous if he didn’t make it close to here.
WHY WE’RE NOT: If my final two plays out, he’s going to lose the country vote. And that’s how I’m picking the title this year. And early elimination? No way in hell.
WHY WE’RE ROOTING FOR HIM: I want to hear him do a Dr. Dre cover during “West Cost Sound” week on an acoustic guitar just for the sound of everyone’s jaws hitting the floor.

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