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"Win or lose I've made top ten. So proud. Get to be on tour. This has been an amazing learning experience found myself as an artist." says Angie Miller.
"It's an amazing opp because it's the best way to get your music out there it's a platform as an artist." says Nashville's Kree Harrison.
It's not all glam, with every compliment - comes criticism.
"It's really difficult to sway peoples thoughts. It's imprint for people to know TV is TV and editing is editing." says Curtis Finch Junior.
The public is one thing - the judges another. But the contestants say they welcome all their comments! "The best advice he gave me was last week ago when I sang the Keith song. He said that wasn't the right song for me and I know now just because you like a song doesn't mean you can sing it well." says Lazaro Arbos.
"As a whole I appreciate their opinion. I don't want them to be positive. I want them to give me feedback so I can grow." says Paul Jolley.
One down and nine to go before we know if one of our locals, or another talented contestant, will take the Idol crown!
Friday, March 15 2013, 05:47 AM CDT
Federal judge dismisses charter school suit
May 22, 2013 22:10 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Metro Nashville Board of Education brought by a charter school that was ordered to be closed because of poor student performance.
The Metro School Board voted in November to shut down Smithson Craighead Middle School because the charter school ranked among the worst academic performers in the state and was losing enrollment.
Afterward, the school and parents filed a class action lawsuit against the board of education arguing that the board violated their due process and equal protection rights.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting the parents' claim that they would be forced to send their children to inferior schools and denying that the charter's rights were violated.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.