Update, 11/15: Beatrice Miller made it through another round of competition on Thursday night's THE X FACTOR, as two other acts were eliminated on the live show. Miller garnered enough viewer votes after her performance on Wednesday night's show to secure a position as a top ten finalist.
She was ranked in 8th place in viewer votes, up two spots from last week.
The Maplewood Middle School HSA is arranging a public screening of THE X FACTOR on Wednesday from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the MMS auditorium to show support for Maplewood resident -- and MMS 8th grader -- Beatrice (Bea) Miller, one of 13 finalists in the singing competition.
"We'll be rallying and then voting for Bea and showing our Jersey Strong support for our hometown girl," said Jennifer Coleman, the HSA's secretary. Viewers can vote after the broadcast ends at 10 p.m.; there will be on-screen directions.
Miller has been soaring through the competition. After last week's show, she made it into the final 13 with her performance of the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris."
She was the voice of Andy's sister Molly in Toy Story 3 and has also appeared in the HBO movie Too Big To Fail, the CBS holiday special Yes, Virginia and the off-Broadway show "Honey Brown Eyes."
Her mentor on the show, Britney Spears, said in last week's show that Miller had the "best personality out of anybody in this whole competition." Simon Cowell called her "unbelievable."
Maplewood resident Judie Hurtado will be one of the people cheering Miller on this week. Hurtado, whose two children attend Tuscan School where Miller's younger sisters also are students, said, "It's one of the shows I allow my daughters to watch since it's family friendly. I have been voting for her, and I hope she wins!"
The program airs on FOX on Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c.