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Ex-'Idol' Finalist ESCAPES Terrifying Car Fire

4/28/2011 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the Top 12 finalists from last season's "American Idol" had to escape through the window of a burning car Tuesday night ... when her GMC Envoy suddenly BURST INTO FLAMES.

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25-year-old Paige Miles -- who claimed 11th place on the show -- was on her way home from rehearsal in Florida ... when something went terribly wrong and her SUV caught on fire.

Miles, who documented the terrifying incident on her Facebook page, explained, "The electric shut down, the car doors wouldn't open, i jumped out my window and watched my mother's Envoy blaze."

Moments after she emerged from the fiery wreck, Miles said she was crying and shaking ... and her blood pressure was through the roof ... but she didn't seem to have suffered any major injuries.

Afterward, Miles took photos of the charred remains of her mom's ride -- pretty damn scary.

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electriczipper    

JustinWcOLLINS about an hour ago
ELECTRIC ZIPPER! if all the power stops working on a car... how do u let the window down or unlock a door with power locks!!! thank God she had a window down because that could have ended badly... scary situation... WHO WOULD ELECTIVELY CHOOSE TO JUMP OUT OF A WINDOW IF THEY CAN OPEN THE DOOR! something went wrong and i've heard stories of other gmc envoy malfunctions like this... Glad she is okay! she has an incredible voice so this means U R NEEDED HERE PAIGE :)
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ELECTRIC LOCKS OR NOT YOU ALWAYS HAVE AN UNLOCK KNOB ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR,NO NEED FOR ELECTRICITY,JUST NEED FOR BRAINS

1185 days ago
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Karen    

SO GLAD SHE IS OKAY! SHE WAS ONE OF MY FAVS FROM LAST SEASON AND MY SISTER'S CAR HAD AN ELECTRICAL FIRE LAST YEAR AND IT WAS SOOO SCARY! WE LOST THE CAR IN THE FIRE AS WELL! GOD BLESS YOU PAIGE!

1185 days ago
18.

Martin    

Very typical... On more than one occasion I've seen brand new Chevrolet or GMC SUVs, next to the freeway, engulfed in flames....

1185 days ago
19.

e33    

Just another American POS car. Another reason to not buy crap vehicles. Ford, Chevy, GM....all trash for trash

1185 days ago
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ghfghfg    

jesus christ god have mercy sounds insanely terrifying... good thing u got out in time and were alone girl god bless

1184 days ago
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