'Idol's' Angie Miller reacts to elimination

843-706-8136May 10, 2013 

On Friday afternoon, Angie Miller said the shock of being eliminated on "American Idol" Thursday night had started to wear off.

"In a way, I feel like I've already won," Miller said in a conference call on Friday of making it into the show's Top 3. "I wouldn't change a thing."

With Miller's elimination, St. Helena Island native Candice Glover and Woodville, Texas, native Kree Harrison move on to the "Idol" finale.

"I love both of those girls so much," Miller said. "They're both incredibly talented and deserving to be where they are."

Miller said she wishes all of America could spend time with Glover and experience her personality.

"Because they'd understand how hysterical she is," Miller said. "Candice is just the funnest person to be around."

Glover and Miller both have strong roots in the church. Judge Randy Jackson has referred to Glover as a "church girl" many times, saying he loves that about her. Both of Miller's parents are pastors and founded Remix Church, an Assemblies of God church, in Salem, Mass., near Miller's hometown in Beverly, Mass., in September.

Miller said that she and Glover put church into their music in different ways.

"I don't have the gospel, big powerhouse voice," Miller said. "I think a lot of times that's what Randy's talking about when he says 'church.' And I don't have that. I think for me it's less the church sound and it's more the meaning."

On the show, Miller sang several contemporary worship songs, including "Love Came Down," by Kari Jobe and "Never Gone" by season 11 finalist Colton Dixon.

"They're worship songs, but they're not in your face, like Jesus songs," Miller said. "They're normal, and that's what I want to do. I don't want to shove Jesus down people's throats."

Miller's time on "Idol" isn't completely over, as she and the other "Idol" finalists will return to perform together on the finale next week, and on the Idol LIVE! tour this summer. The tour will be in North Charleston on Aug. 5 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Tickets are on sale now.

Glover and Harrison will compete in the "Idol" finale, which airs from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday on Fox. The next "American Idol" will be crowned during the results show, which airs from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday on Fox.

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