alex preston

NHPR / Roger Wood

American Idol finalist Alex Preston returned to New Hampshire on Saturday. 

The Mont Vernon native was greeted by throngs of supporters in his hometown and again later in the day in Durham.

At a celebration in Mont Vernon, Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed Saturday Alex Preston day in New Hampshire. 

And at parade in Durham, more than a thousand people waited for the Preston to pass by in an open convertible.

New Hampshire native Alex Preston has made it to the top three on “American Idol.”

Mont Vernon’s Alex Preston could soon be one step closer being the next American Idol.