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Beverly’s Angie Miller hits a few bumps on ‘American Idol’

Beverly’s Angie Miller took a trip to the Motor City on “American Idol” on Wednesday, putting a slight rock spin on the Smokey Robinson and the Miracles classic “Shop Around.” Miller was given advice by the man himself, as the Motown legend dropped in to mentor the remaining eight contestants on the Fox singing competition. Although all spoke of her natural talent, the performance did not win unanimous raves from the judges. “It’s the first time ever that I’ve seen you have such a pitchy performance,” said Randy Jackson. Mariah Carey called Miller’s attempt to show a sassier side a little risqué and said she would’ve preferred to see the teen singing at the piano as she has in past performances. Keith Urban thought Miller’s tendency to go sharp was because of a difference between her energy level and the melody and energy level of the song itself. Nicki Minaj told Miller that it wasn’t necessary for her to show a different side and to stick with what she’s good at doing. In addition to her solo selection, Miller joined with fellow contestants Candice Glover and Amber Holcomb for a rendition of “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” which was a bigger hit with the judges.“Hashtag pow,” exclaimed Carey. (Sarah Rodman)

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