Wednesday has arrived yet again and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to be treated to another two-hour helping of American Idol! Last week, we watched as the country voted for the 10 contestants that will be hitting the road this summer on the Idol tour. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Ben Briley, and we’re sure to miss all the adorable things he says about his wife.

But this is reality television and the show must go on! Tonight (March 19), the remaining 10 contenders will perform songs from the Billboard Top 10. They’ve been tasked with choosing a song from 2010 to the present, which means we’ll really get to see how they handle popular, contemporary music. (It is what they’ll be singing if they win the competition, after all!)

Next up is Alex Preston, who’s been making his mark on the competition by putting acoustic spins on popular songs. Despite his fear of disappointing the rabid fans, Alex decides to take on “Story of My Life” by One Direction.

“I loved it,” Jennifer says following the performance. “I thought your vocal was so beautiful, and I was so in the song with you the whole entire time. When we talk about owning the stage, that was it. It was a great performance!”

Do you think Alex deserves to make it to the Top 9? Sound off in the comments!