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Our Nashville girl Kree is one of the 5 that made it Wednesday night, but one other country favorite did not. Brandy Hotard did a great job singing Travis Tritt. The judges said she had great vocals but all agree that she had no emotional connection to the song. Nicki said it was too pageant like. Brandy did not advance on to the top 10 girls.
17 year old Adriana from Alaska advanced on to the top 10 girls. She is the first person from Alaska to make it this far on the show. She sang "Ain't No Way" by Aretha Franklin. The judges said she had great emotion and commanded the stage.
Last but not least, Tenna Tores. She sang a Natasha Bedingfield song. Keith said he didn't know the song, but liked it. Overall, Tenna got great remarks from all the judges. Mariah said the song was a great choice. Nicki said she had great control and Randy called her one of the stars of the night.
Thursday night we get to hear from 10 of the 20 guys left in the competition. Same format - 5 will stay and 5 will go.
Thursday, February 21 2013, 02:15 AM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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