It’s hard to believe that American Idol started almost two months ago, but here we are watching the Top 12 compete for the country’s votes! The producers of the show have decided to stick with their decision to embrace some broader themes this year, which means the contestants won’t be stuck with narrow topics like Motown or Billy Joel.

Tonight’s episode (March 5) is sure to bring some serious competition, as the contestants sing songs that remind themselves of “Home.” Though we’ve gotten to know the remaining contestants fairly well over the last few weeks, the personal theme promises to reveal more intimate sides of them than we’ve seen before.

Next to take the stage is Alex Preston, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. After delivering an intimate and moody performance of “A Beautiful Mess” last week, Alex decides to pay tribute to one of his own idols, Gavin DeGraw.

Unfortunately, his tribute may not have been as wonderful as he had hoped. “It wasn’t your best vocal performance,” says J.Lo. “I felt like the arrangement didn’t suit the song, and it really overtook your vocal and your performance.”

Do you think Alex deserves to make it to the Top 11? Sound off in the comments!