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|Birth name||Paige Sade Miles|
|Born||September 24, 1985|
|Origin||Naples, Florida, United States|
Born on September 24, 1985, Miles is the daughter of a single mother Emma Miles from Naples, Florida and her father died when she was four years old after suffering from paralysis from the neck down, following a car accident. Miles began singing at church. She fell in love with music when she saw "Captain E.O" at Epcot with her mother and brother in Orlando at the age of four. Miles grew up in Naples, Florida, and joined her first cheerleading team at the age of five. Miles continued competitive cheerleading until the age of 18. Also a trained gymnast, Miles played soccer and volleyball at her school and loved performing arts. Her first part in a school musical was at the age of seven.
Miles has been active in dog rescue for several years and helps with Noah's Ark in Houston, Texas and Pup Squad in Cypress, Texas. An alumna of Community School of Naples, Miles performed at Sugden Theater in Naples, Florida in the The 1940's Radio Hour, playing the role of Geneva Lee Browne.
Miles first appeared during the Hollywood group rounds of the competition with top 40 contestants Thaddeus Johnson, and Jessica Cunningham, along with Liz Rooney who was cut in the following round of the competition
Miles was the first contestant to perform on the semi-finals of the show. This was her first major appearance on the show. She performed "All Right Now" by the band Free causing Simon Cowell to label her as the contestant "with the most potential" and he told her that of all the girls, she had the best voice. On the second week, she sang Walk Away by Kelly Clarkson, which was generally accepted by the panel as okay and she ended up safe that week. Her third performance was the song Smile by Nat King Cole. Her performance was criticized by the judges for being too "sad" and she almost ended up getting eliminated. Despite her limited airtime, Miles made it to the Top 12.
Miles performed the song "Honky Tonk Women" for The Rolling Stones week, but her performance was good despite being ill with laryngitis. The next day, Miles was sent to the bottom three along with her friend and roommate, Lacey Brown, as well as Tim Urban. Simon Cowell commented "one of them was worth saving" but did not reveal who it was. She and Urban were later proclaimed as "safe" leaving her friend, Brown, behind. Brown was not saved by the judges and was eliminated. Miles performed "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" by Phil Collins for Billboard #1 Hits week. Her performance was panned by the judges largely due to Miles still suffering from laryngitis. She was eliminated from the show on March 24, 2010.
|Week #||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Hollywood||Group Performance||"Bad Romance"||Lady Gaga||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Second Solo||"Living for the City"||Stevie Wonder||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Billboard Hot 100 Hits||"All Right Now"||Free||1||Safe|
|Top 20 (10 Women)||"Walk Away"||Kelly Clarkson||9||Safe|
|Top 16 (8 Women)||"Smile"||Nat King Cole||6||Safe|
|Top 12||The Rolling Stones||"Honky Tonk Women"||The Rolling Stones||10||Bottom 31|
|Top 11||Billboard #1 Hits||"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"||Phil Collins||2||Eliminated|
- ^Note 1 : When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Miles was among the Bottom 3 but declared safe second, as Lacey Brown was eliminated.
After Miles was eliminated she went on many different shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wendy Williams and other FOX affiliates. Miles came back to Idol to perform for "Idol Gives Back" and the season finale.
Miles has moved to Los Angeles to pursue her singing career and is writing and recording songs for her future EP release, StarDust, working with noted producers and writers such Mack Mckinney, Davy Deluge, Atozzio and Mandy Ventrice.
On June 26, 2011, Miles released her first original single on iTunes titled, "Definition of Me".
- "Happy Birthday, Paige Miles!". 2010-09-24.
- 'American Idol' recap: Women on the Verge. March 4, 2010. Entertainment Weekly.
- American Idol: It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll. March 19, 2010. Poptimal.
- 'American Idol': Q&As With the Top 12! . March 14, 2010. Entertainment Weekly.
- American Idol blog: Naples native Paige Miles lands in bottom 2 but survives cut. March 17, 2010. Forrester, Jonathan. MarcoNews.com
- 'American Idol' recap: Sympathy for the Bedeviled. March 18, 2010. Slezak, Michael. Entertainment Weekly.
- "Cover story: Reality bites after the lights go out". CNN. February 2, 2011.
- Official Site
- Paige Miles on Twitter
- Paige Miles at American Idol
- Paige Miles at the Internet Movie Database