Beverly’s Angie Miller voted off American Idol

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In a shocking result, Angie Miller’s memorable run on the twelfth season of American Idol ended last night. The Beverly, Massachusetts native had been expected to square off against Candice Glover in next week’s finale but instead she was voted off the show. Glover and Texan Kree Harrison will perform at the live finale from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Wednesday.

It was an emotional departure for Miller, who had never been in the bottom elimination group through the season, as she held back tears and struggled to complete her farewell song of Colton Dixon’s “Never Gone”. After the show, she tweeted a message thanking her fans for all their support, saying, “All I can say is THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for bringing me to the top 3!!! I love you SOOO much #Dreamers! This is just the beginning!! <3”.

On Wednesday’s show, Miller impressed the judges with each of performances: Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” (selected by mentor Jimmy Iovine), Pink’s “try” (selected by the Judges) and Emeli Sande’s “Maybe” (selected by the shows producers). “I think tonight you became a complete performer,” said veteran judge Randy Jackson. Keith Urban added that she was finding her groove, while Nicki Manaj praised her for emotionally connecting every time.

Miller said her strong performances were inspired from her return to Massachusetts last weekend as part of Idol’s traditional homecoming trip for the final three contestants. After a visit to her elementary school, she was paraded through the streets of her hometown before delivering a concert at Beverly High School. The festivities drew an estimated crowd of over 15,000 people.

Despite last night’s elimination, Miller will still perform on the American Idol finale. According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, she will duet with season eight runner-up Adam Lambert.

Miller will join the other top eleven contestants on season twelve for American Idol’s annual summer tour, which will hit New England for several performances. Miller will lead the tour back to Massachusetts for a performance at Boston University‚Äôs Agganis Arena on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $33.50 to $66, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Other New England dates include the the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on August 17; the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on August 20; the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on August 21; and the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on August 23. For every ticket sold on the tour, American Idol will donate $1 to the Melanoma Research Alliance.

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