WATCH: Angie Miller Tears Up After Standing Ovation on American Idol
Angie Miller took a risk on Wednesday’s “American Idol,” performing a song not well known by mainstream audiences.
Tasked with choosing the one track she wish she wrote, the contestant went with “Love Came Down” by Kari Jobe — and it paid off with a standing ovation from Randy Jackson and Keith Urban.
“I love that for so many reasons… You tapped into the emotion. There’s something about you at the piano,” Jackson told Miller. “That was amazing. You saw us stand up. Unbelievable.”
Mariah Carey told her, “Angie, that piano and you, you never lose. Never lose. It’s just organic to you, and I felt that. And you sounded so — I can’t even express it. It was just perfect.”
Urban called the performance “beautiful,” and Nicki Minaj gave Miller props for returning to her strengths.
“This is the only time when you are going to be remembered at the top of the pack,” said the rapper. “This was Angie. This is what people began to vote for when we were in Vegas. Don’t stray from that.”
The response left Miller emotional, with visible tears in her eyes.
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