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'Idol' star returns to Amherst to perform at alma mater
‘American Idol’ contestant Alex Preston Philbrick performs at Souhegan High School Tuesday. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON/Union Leader Correspondent)
On Tuesday, the season 13 Idol contestant was back home performing at Souhegan High School before flying back to Los Angeles Wednesday.
In high school, Philbrick was in the jazz band and pop band, and performed locally with the band Undertoe.
The songwriter and performer plays about a dozen instruments, but apparently feels most comfortable behind the guitar. Decked out in a black T-shirt, dark jeans and converse sneakers, Philbrick easily wowed the Souhegan audience.
“You get to meet all of these people who are doing the same things as you and have the same dream as you,” he said.