American Idol Season 12- Contestant Preview #5- Angie Miller

And now for something completely different, we have Angie Miller (18). She’s more pop/singer-songwriter and less country than some of the people I’ve previewed. Again, she’s getting a decent amount of pre-show buzz for being pretty an seemingly a good singer. She also plays the piano, which could allow her a moment during the season (ala Katelyn Epperly).

You Set Me Free

She also covers other idols. So she’s likely a big fan of the show. She SHOULD know how to play the game. I hope she doesn’t burn out like Jen Hirsch. Listen to the videos below and sound off in the comments!


Poison and Wine

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Home (Phillip Phillips cover)

Never Gone (Colton Dixon cover)


The Prayer



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  • fantoo1

    Love her, I can see her becoming a fan favorite.

  • Wally.

    She’s my favorite so far along with Jett Hermano, but she wont win because she is from the NorthEast. She’ll go far though

  • SullyD

    I do like this one. She has a nice voice especially for the singer-song writer type of singer.
    Will she receive the “artist” edit? Remains to be seen.

  • Jason Scott

    OH. I love her. She has such control over her voice. Lots of dynamics there. Plus, I like her version of P2’s “Home.” Very good.

  • irockhard

    Isn’t she from Boston? Female contestants from the north east tend to exit the show early (Pia, Erika). Fan favourite for sure, frontrunner I doubt it, she’s the type that can fall prey to a shock elimination. She sounds good but not a very unique style or vocal tone.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I guess we should just focus on average white males from the south, then?

  • George Wilson

    You guys are absolutely kidding me. Her skills are just average. I don’t see her going too far. Her breathing pattern is problematic. She doesn’t finish well. Can someone send me links to videos of Jett Montano? I heard she’s great.

  • George Wilson

    *Jett Hermano

  • irockhard

    Well if you’re going to bet on a winner you’d be wasting your time to look elsewhere.

  • kmd23

    I really like her. She has a very nice tone to her voice. She has a better voice than Cassadee from the voice from what I heard in the videos.

  • George Wilson

    I just heard Jett Hermano’s cover of Who You Are:

    I think she’s better than Angie. Sir Mac or MJ should make a preview article on her already.

  • John S

    She’s a friend of the Dixon family and a Christian, so maybe the bible belt will pull for her.

  • SullyD

    Well, it’s not like having a better voice than Cassadee is some sort of chalenge or something, heh :P

  • George Wilson

    She runs out of breath too quickly. 

  • George Wilson

    She runs out of breath too quickly. 

  • John S

    The vocal coaches can help her with that. Even though I haven’t really noticed it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Angie has a good voice and can sing on key (not to be taken for granted these days, heh), but her phrasing is off the beat in a way that bothers me, and as others has mentioned, she has breath problems. She’s got some raw talent though, and at only 18, she has time to develop her talent. I fear that the Idol viewing/voting demographic won’t be very supportive though.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I have no problem with that as long as she doesn’t proselytize on the show.

  • irockhard

    Well at least that could get further than say 8th place.

  • Miz

    I like her a lot. Loved what she did with ‘Home’. I think she has a shot at this.

  • Li Wright


  • fantoo1

    If this was X Factor she would be a huge frontrunner already.

  • Sassycatz

    I’m not overly impressed with her voice. There’s not a lot of richness or nuance to it. In her low register, she sounds flat and in her higher register, she sounds shouty. 

  • Karen C

    I think she’s pretty good. She has a voice that fits well with current pop, and her arrangements are good.   I liked the Titanium cover the best.

  • Anny_nanny

    I already love this girl – she chooses the songs that I hate with all my heart. LOL
    “I hope she doesn’t burn out like Jen Hirsch.”
    I remembered Baylie Brown.

  • songsungblue

    Great. Another Bible thumper :(

  • Anny_nanny

    As Melanie?

  • Kesia Monteith

    Well, if she doesn’t preach about Jesus like a self-indulgent nut bar, and doesn’t shove it in people’s faces, then I’m sure she can’t be all that bad. 

  • James M.

    She sounds strangely shouty in Home, but otherwise she’s great. 

    Doubt she’ll win, but she could get to at highest 3rd with the right songs. 

  • aj rabin

    which could allow her a moment during the season (ala Katelyn Epperly). You had to mention Katelyn?? It’s nearly 3years and I’m still angry that her and lily Scott didn’t make the top 12!

  • Jake Williams

    She is pretty and has a good voice. She’s one I am watching. She sounds very commercial. Just checkout Jett and I really like her as well.

  • Nathaniel

    I was going to say she has a chance of winning – and then I noticed she wasn’t a white dude from the south.

  • fantoo1

    What’s wrong with that?

  • fantoo1

    Lee wasn’t from the south either.

  • Leandro

    I hope she keep the originality of her vocals together with the originality of her covers. Standard pretty girl will go far. lol

  • songsungblue

    Let’s hope! 

  • alain arias

    she is really really good

  • James M.

    She could have a secret penis. 

  • Kariann Hart

    Boston, made me think of Siobhan.  Anyways, Angie sounds good and is a pretty girl.  Playing the piano made me think of Brooke.  Hope she’s charming as well.  I don’t like the judges selecting the TOP 10/12.  I hope that doesn’t work against this girl.

  • Sassycatz

    I don’t like the judges selecting the TOP 10/12.

    I still find that objectionable and I’ll never tire of saying that, even if they change it, because I don’t want them to ever forget it.

  • milwlovesadam

    I think she’ll do very well. She is a good vocalist and she’s pretty. She actually reminds me of Brooke White.

  • mtlfan2

    she’s really good!

  • BBchez

    I love her voice! Her look is like a mix of taylor swift and miley cyrus..I hope she goes far

  • kansasfemale

    too round, too polished, too deliberate – I want raw, pop, energy, daring…not safe, rehearsed, polished, pre-fab

  • lovesickheroine

    I like her and so far she’s my only favorite! She’s current, seasoned performer, plays piano and she knows how to change the arrangement of songs. I know that she’s more of a pop singer but her voice kinda fits to rock as well. Check out her cover of All I Wanted by Paramore

  • Namarinad

    i love a girl who plays piano, that’s a plus in my book