Beverly native Angie Miller upbeat in exit from “American Idol’’

Although she confessed to still being in a bit of shock, Beverly native Angie Miller (inset) was nothing but upbeat when chatting with reporters Friday following her elimination from “American Idol’’ Thursday night.

The teen singer professed love for fellow contestants Candice Glover and Kree Harrison — Miller’s roommate and closest friend during the Fox singing competition — and gave thanks for making it as far as she did.

“I feel like, in a way, that I’ve already won. Top three is amazing and the exposure I’ve had on the show and the journey has been incredible, so I really wouldn’t change a thing,’’ Miller said.


She was also happily surprised by family members and friends who all got “Dream Big’’ (Miller’s motto) tattoos to match her own as a way of supporting her. “It’s the most random thing,’’ she said, “but it means so much because it’s so permanent and it’s so real.’’

Miller is looking forward to the “American Idol Live!’’ tour and her career beyond, with hopes to put out an album as soon as possible and eventually get into acting. “I just want to do so much,’’ she said.’’

As for her own songs, one of which she performed on the show — she hinted that she might sing another in next week’s finale — Miller says she hopes to “have a soulful piano sound with an edge,’’ like her idol, Jessie J.

And attention Red Sox: Miller says she would be thrilled to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park. Perhaps around the time the “American Idol Live!’’ tour comes to the Agganis Arena on Aug. 19?

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