“I’ve felt that this was one of the best performances I’ve seen you do,” Mariah Carey said. “I thought it was really good, Angie.”
Miller’s second song — Pink’s “Try” — went over especially well with the judges, who commended her for going beyond her “comfort zone” with an upbeat-tempo song and for appearing so comfortable on stage — and again, without a piano to rely on.
“That song fit you like a glove,” said Randy Jackson. “You sounded amazing on it.”
Miller performed her last song of the night, Emeli Sande’s “Maybe,” back at the piano — and was met with unanimous praise afterward.
“I felt like you really were feeling this song,” said Carey.
“You’re finding your groove, Angie, you really are,” said Keith Urban.
“If nothing else, my god, your growth has surpassed my expectations,” said Nicki Minaj.
One finalist will be eliminated when “American Idol” airs on Fox tonight at 8 p.m.