Former 'Idol' contestant survives fiery incident
April 28th, 2011
04:43 PM ET

Former 'Idol' contestant survives fiery incident

Singer Paige Miles may not have won "American Idol" last season, but she has plenty of reasons to be thankful.

The Top 11 finalist from last year escaped a burning car Tuesday night after leaving a rehearsal in South Florida.

Miles told CNN she had been in rehearsals for the lead role in a production of "Beehive" when her mother's Envoy caught fire after the electrical system failed.

The singer said the experience was terrifying.

"Seriously one of the scariest things ever to happen to me," Miles said via e-mail.

Miles, who recently performed at the Reality Rocks Expo, had to jump out of the window to escape the flames. With the scary incident behind her, Miles said she is focused on her starring role in the production and her new album, which is expected to drop this summer.

"I can't wait for everyone to hear what I've been working on," she said. "The final draft is almost ready."

Click here to see images of the burned vehicle.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Get A Life Already

    You guys are some rude @ssh*les! I bet if it was you/your family in that accident you wouldnt be acting like that. Now would you? Thought not.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. ^Well Said^


    April 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. twisted

    album's gonna drop?? like poop? will there be a splash and wipe, followed by a flush?

    April 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sunshine Girl *

    She sure was lucky to make it out unharmed. Just goes to show you that you dont have to be an AI winner to be successful. Good luck to her future endeavors and thank God she wasnt hurt in that accident.

    April 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Evel Knievel

    Well, getting burned turned her black, but it looks like she is otherwise okay.

    April 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Peace

    Yup, that would be scary allright !

    April 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |

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