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First up, let's chat about our local - Kree Harrison! Harrison is a demo singer that is from Texas but lives here in Nashville. She got a standing "o" from Keith and Nicki after she sang "Up to the Mountain" by Patty Griffin. She also probably got the most positive comments of the night from the judges. Keith has said all along that her voice is one of his favorites. Wednesday night he said she is a natural born singer. Randy agreed. Nicki said she is in love. Kree will be representing Nashville as one of the top 10 ladies on the show!
Another strong performance was from Angela Miller. She is the young lady who sang an original song last week. The judges kept referring to that performance - saying nothing would compare - but that she did a great job this round and is a top contender in the competition. Angela also made it on to the next round!
Another contestant that got a standing "o" from a few judges - the final contestant of the night - Amber Holcomb. She sang "My Funny Valentine". Nicki said her vocals were a plus, plus, plus. Randy said she stood out like a diamond and Mariah said regardless of what happens she can't wait for her record. We will be hearing Amber's voice again. She made it on to the next phase of the competition.
Thursday, February 21 2013, 02:15 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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