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January 19, 2013

‘Idol’ dream comes true for Beverly resident


Tana Miller said she was amazed but not surprised by her daughter’s performance at the “American Idol” audition.

“I have such confidence in Ange,” she said. “I am probably one of the biggest critics of musical talents there is. Two or three years ago all of a sudden I saw Ange get amazing, not just good. That’s when I realized we had something here that was a diamond in the rough. To me it was so worth spending the money to get to the auditions and all that. I knew in my heart she was going to go far if she did this.”

The Millers are prohibited by Fox television officials from discussing what happens next. The network is still airing auditions that took place in other cities around the country, so it can be assumed that Miller’s next TV appearance won’t be for a while.

In the meantime, Angela said she is singing all the time, practicing being interviewed (“I remind myself to be natural, say really what’s in your heart”), and watching news of her performance “blow up” on Facebook and Twitter.

“I’m just so excited for what’s going to happen next,” she said. “I know it’s all just going to get crazy.”

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or




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