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'American Idol' Alum Angie Miller to Tour With Michael W. Smith

The Season 12 contestant will open for the Christian musician this December.

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Santa Claus has arrived early for American Idol season 12 alum Angie Miller, who has just been tapped as the opening act for Christian artist Michael W. Smith’s Christmas tour.

The tour kicks off  Dec. 1 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.—the hometown of Season 11 star Colton Dixon-- and wraps up Dec. 15 in Detroit, Mich.

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“Having Angie Miller out with us will be a lot of fun,” said Smith in a statement.  “In addition to an incredible voice — she brings an excitement and enthusiasm to the shows that I think will be energizing — Christmas is special. It deserves to be celebrated and that’s what we plan on doing!”

The Boston native—who finished third behind Kree Harrison and winner Candice Glover—said she is “honored” to join the tour.

“I have looked up to Michael forever and have been singing his songs in church my whole life,” she said in a statement.

Miller will also appear on three dates with the Christian group Third Day.

Smith is a fan of working with Idol alumni. He also invited Season Six third-place finisher Melinda Doolittle to join him on his 2008 Christmas tour as well as a Caribbean Cruise line show. 

Check out the tour dates below:

Dec. 1 – Murfreesboro, TN – World Outreach Church*
Dec. 3 – Jacksonville FL – Jacoby Symphony Hall**
Dec. 5 – Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena* (also featuring Third Day)
Dec. 6 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena* (also featuring Third Day)
Dec. 7 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center* (also featuring Third Day)
Dec. 9 & 10 – Dallas, TX – Meyerson Symphony*** performing with the Dallas Symphony
Dec. 12 – San Antonio, TX – Summit Christian Center**
Dec. 13 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre**
Dec. 15 – Detroit, MI – Fisher Music Center***

Twitter: @MicheleAmabile