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After 'Idol' Beatles night, Beverly's Miller safe, Jolley out

Posted by Emily Wright  March 21, 2013 09:00 PM

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Beverly's Angie Miller had to wait until 8:49 p.m. tonight to find out her fate during the top nine elimination show of "American Idol," but the wait was worth it for the songstress and her fans: the 18-year-old Beverly native is safe and will go on to next week's round of performances.

Miller, who sang the Beatles' classic "Yesterday" (below) was a favorite among judges, but music industry legend Jimmy Iovine said that he thinks that she is "too dramatic" in her performances and he wants to "fix" that within the next few weeks.

Miller was joined by Lazaro Arbos, Kree Harrison, Janelle Arthur, and Burnell Taylor in the top six. That left Paul Jolley, Devin Velez, and Amber Holcomb in the bottom three.

Iovine thought that Holcomb as a shoe-in for the top three after her performance of "She's Leaving Home," and her placement surprised the judges.

"I definitely think Amber should not be in the bottom three, that's common sense," judge Nicki Minaj said.

Ultimately, it was Paul Jolley who garnered the lowest amount of votes and had to sing for a possible save from the judges. Jolley sang Heart's "Alone Again," but it wasn't enough to get four unanimous yes votes to put him through to next week. Jolley, who is a native of Dresden, Tenn., did get some good news earlier in the show, though. March 16 was deemed "Paul Jolley Day" in his hometown.

The judges still have their one save of the season.

Do you think the right person went home? Are you excited to see what Angie will bring to the table next week? Contribute to the conversation in the comments, or save up your questions for Globe critic Sarah Rodman during tomorrow's "American Idol" chat at 10:30 a.m.

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