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Paige Miles of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Paige Miles
Song: "Walk Away"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Paige likes to color. She's 8, but her bio claims 24. It's our second Kelly Clarkson song of the season. I have no problems with Paige's voice, especially since she's actually singing this week, doing melody and lyrics, little things she skipped over last week. Paige is another singer in that upper-middle tier (a tier that only exists for the women, since there are five or six women who are better than any of the guys). I'm not feeling the stage presence, any stage presence, but her voice is solid and serviceable.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: It turns out that Kara wrote the song, which Randy makes sure to point out, though he wasn't over-the-top in love with the performance. People keep talking about Paige having one of the best voices in the competition, but this wasn't a good showcase. Kara pouts, but Ellen loved the whole performance. Kara wants to explain the genesis of the song. Kara says it's an angry song, but Paige made it into a happy performance. She still liked it. Simon agrees with Randy, saying that this is the song straight week she chose the wrong song. Simon also references Paige's big voice. Paige agrees with everything that everybody said.