Thursday, April 11, 2013
In an exclusive interview, the teen star talks about her future, and what she will miss most about her hometown.
When Maplewood resident Beatrice Miller competed last fall on The X FACTOR, it was clear to all who watched it was only a matter of time before she became a superstar. Now, it seems the 14-year-old is well on her way. Miller is the first artist to be signed with Hollywood/Syco Records, a new collaborative label arrangement between Disney's Hollywood Records and Simon Cowell's Syco Records. (Hollywood Records is also home to teen-pop stars Selena Gomez, and "X Factor" judge Demi Lovato, according to an article on Yahoo.) Ken Bunt, President of the Disney Music Group said in a press release the label was "thrilled" about being able "to showcase Beatrice's incredible talent." Miller, until recently a Maplewood Middle School student, was an …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Maplewood "X-Factor" teen performs at The Cutting Room for launch of girl empowerment group.
Beatrice Miller, the Maplewood middle schooler who won America's hearts as a contestant on The X-Factor last fall, will perform tonight at The Cutting Room in New York City at 6 p.m. Miller will join host Nigel Barker for the launch of "Girl Be Heard," a non-profit organization that uses theater as a vehicle to empower young women to be leaders and raises awareness of issues affecting girls. Previously known as Project Girl Performance Collective, the organization has changed its name and is rebranding to reflect its evolution from a local, grassroots group to a global movement, according to a press release. Miller is an alumnus of the group. The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street. The event is open to the public. Tickets ($…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Here's a look at the top stories of the month.
Of course, Superstorm Sandy was the big story of the month, with power restoration and New Jersey Transit woes leading the news in Maplewood. What else was Maplewood buzzing about? MSNBC visiting our fair Village, and hometown girl Beatrice Miller singing her heart out on The X FACTOR. PSE&G Releases Latest Power Restoration Plan UPDATED: PSE&G Estimates Sunday for Maplewood Power Restoration When Your Power Will Be Back On (If They Know) UPDATED: Maplewoodians Clamor for Information on Power, Gas Maplewood: What's Open and Closed, Post-Sandy UPDATE: PSE&G Crews in Maplewood, Elections Will Go On NJ Transit Starts Free Bus From Maplewood to Liberty State Park UPDATE: Bea Miller Sent Home from THE X FACTOR…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here's a look at top headlines this week in town.
Maplewoodians celebrated Thanksgiving this week, and the official holiday shopping season kicked off with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Other big news included a new assistant principal at Tuscan School, and Maplewood teen Beatrice Miller being voted off THE X FACTOR in an emotional Thanksgiving night episode: UPDATE: Bea Miller Sent Home from THE X FACTOR Maplewood Middle Schooler and hometown hero Beatrice Miller was voted off THE X FACTOR on Thanksgiving night. "I just want to tell my sisters that I love them and I'm sorry," said an emotional Miller, who barely choked back tears. "You're a true star in my eyes," said Miller's mentor, Britney Spears. Miller, who was ranked in the bottom two contestants according to viewer …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
An emotional Thanksgiving night for Maplewood teen as she is voted off the competition.
Update, 11/22, 9:07 p.m.: Beatrice Miller is leaving THE X FACTOR, after being voted off the show on Thanksgiving night. "I just want to tell my sisters that I love them and I'm sorry," said an emotional Miller, who barely choked back tears. "You're a true star in my eyes," said Miller's mentor, Britney Spears. Miller was ranked in the bottom two contestants in viewer votes after Wednesday's performance, and had to participate in a sing-off with the other lowest-ranked contestant, Cece Frey. Miller sang Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Go Down With This Ship." Spears was the only one of the four judges who voted to keep Miller on the show. What better way to take a break from Thanksgiving preparations than to sit through another nail-biting …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Top news this week in Maplewood.
Life goes on in Maplewood as residents recover from Hurricane Sandy and trains struggle to return to their normal schedule. 1. MSNBC Visits Maplewood Village Maplewoodians always knew the Village exemplified the spirit of Main Street America. MSNBC's "Your Business" program featured Maplewood in a special Small Business Saturday segment that aired Sunday morning. 2. Beatrice Miller Makes it to Top Ten on THE X FACTOR 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 …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Maplewood girl gets enough viewer votes to carry her through to the next round of the competition.
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," …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The X FACTOR contestant and local girl performs tonight.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Maplewood Middle School student keeps rising in the competition; viewers can watch and vote on November 14 at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Voting continues until two hours after show ends.