|Names||Beatrice Annika Miller|
|Hometown||Maplewood, New Jersey|
Beatrice Annika "Bea" Miller (born February 7, 1999) is an American singer on the second season of The X Factor USA where she finished in 9th place. She was part of the Teens category, which was mentored by Britney Spears.
Beatrice was born and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. Like fellow contestants Carly Rose Soneclar and Diamond White, Beatrice has acting experience. She has done voice work on such films as Ice Age 3, Toy Story 3, and Tell Tale. She has two younger twin sisters named Esther and Georgia.
X Factor History
Beatrice auditioned in Providence, Rhode Island, impressing the judges with her take on the Dixie Chicks hit "Cowboy Take Me Away". She got 4 yeses and advanced to bootcamp. It is unknown what she sang for Task 1, but she advanced to Task 2. She was paired with judges' favorite Carly Rose Sonenclar. Both of them delivered an impressive take on Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks". Britney called the performance "amazing" and Simon said he loved them both. Beatrice was put through to the Judges' Homes stage, and assigned Britney Spears as a mentor.
At Judges' Homes, Beatrice sang "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia. Despite enjoying the performance, Spears questioned whether or not Beatrice could handle the pressure of the live shows. However, Beatrice made the Top 4 Teens, and went to the live shows.
For the first live show, Beatrice sang Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up". Despite saying she wouldn't have chosen the song for herself and that it was a challenge for her, Spears put her through immediately to the second live show, along with Carly Rose Sonenclar.
The second live show proved to be Beatrice's most successful. She sang the Goo Goo Dolls' classic hit "Iris", and all four judges loved it. The voters kept her in the completion for the third week.
Beatrice admitted to not liking Spears's choice of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" for the third live show, but the judges enjoyed it, as did the audience, who put her through to the next week.
During the week leading up to the fourth live show, Beatrice realized she had damaged her vocal chords at some point. She dedicated a somewhat shaky performance of "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol to her little sisters, Georgia and Esther. Though her voice sounded more scratchy than usual, the judges still supported Beatrice. However, she was in the bottom two with CeCe Frey. She gave an emotional rendition of "White Flag" by Dido despite a ruptured vocal cord. Spears backed Beatrice, but the other three judges decided to send her home due to their belief that the pressure may have been simply too much for her.
Beatrice was eliminated on November 22, 2012, finishing in 9th place. Her elimination created much controversy, even resulting in CeCe receiving death threats for beating Beatrice in the final showdown.
|Audition||Free choice||"Cowboy Take Me Way"||Dixie Chicks||N/A||Through to bootcamp|
|Bootcamp 1||Solo performance||Not Aired||Through to bootcamp 2|
|Bootcamp 2||Group performance||Not Aired||Through to bootcamp 3|
|Bootcamp 3||Duet performance||"Pumped Up Kicks" (with Carly Rose Sonenclar)||Foster The People||Through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||Free choice||"Titanium"||David Guetta||Through to live shows|
|Week 1||Made in America||"I Won't Give Up"||Jason Mraz||11||Saved by Britney Spears|
|Week 2||Songs from Movies||"Iris"||Goo Goo Dolls||5||Safe|
|Week 3||Divas||"Time After Time"||Cyndi Lauper||4||Safe|
|Week 4||Giving Thanks||"Chasing Cars"||Snow Patrol||7||Bottom Two|
|Final Showdown||"White Flag"||Dido||2||Eliminated|
Post X Factor
Beatrice announced that she had been signed by a label during an online chat with ExtraTV that also featured winner Tate Stevens on March 19, 2013. Beatrice later announced on April 11, 2013 that the label she got signed to is Hollywood Records, the same label as former judge Demi Lovato. Her first EP, Young Blood, was released on April 22, 2014.
Touring with Demi Lovato
On September 16, 2014, former X-Factor judge Demi Lovato announced that Beatrice would be opening for her for a few dates on her Demi World Tour. Beatrice joined the tour starting on October 14, 2014 in Chicago.
Beatrice released the lyric video for her next single, "Fire N Gold", on May 30, 2014. The song will be officially released to mainstream radio on February 17, 2015.
Not An Apology (2015-present)
Beatrice's debut album, Not An Apology, will be released on July 21, 2015. The album is currently avialible for pre-order on iTunes. She will also be opening for Fifth Harmony on their Summer Reflection tour, which will kick off in July 2015.
- Not An Apology (2015)
- "Fire N Gold" (2015)
- Young Blood (2014)
- Beatrice is a fan of wristbands and bracelets and loves wearing as many as possible.
- Her loyal fans call themselves "BEAsts".
- Drew Chadwick, formerly of Emblem 3, affectionately called her the "raddest kid ever".