Miller, who a year ago at this time was getting ready to graduate from Beverly High, said she will never forget the reception she received on her hometown visit.
“I can’t believe I was there a few days ago,” she said. “I just want everybody at home to know I just thank you for supporting me and bringing me this far.
“I really am blessed to be part of the top three. It blows my mind. I can’t wait to sing in the finale on that stage. I can’t wait for the tour and my future. I know this is just the start. The launching pad.”
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