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Third times also the charm for Tennessee girl Janelle Arthur, who says her biggest fear is losing her voice. "I am trying to be careful, save my voice, Vanderbilt has taught me to save my voice and do what I need to do to stay in this competition" says Arthur.
The contestants are resting as much as they can but they say the entire process is very overwhelming. "The hair, make up, photos, autographs, talking to people like you. It's weird because I'm just Devin" says Devin Velez. Amber Holcomb agrees with Devin and say it's hard to stay focused sometimes. "My mind is mumbo jumbo, like scrambled eggs! I am excited but thinking of what I gotta work on next" says Holcomb.
The contestants appreciate all the judges but you may be surprised to hear whose feedback means the most! " I love all of them but I feel like Nicki is the person you can go to if you want honesty. She is gonna tell you what you need to hear not what want to hear. I am glad she is on the panel" says Burnell Taylor.
"She knows what it's like to be a star today. She knows what it's like tob e current, what it takes and how hard it is and she is preparing you for that" says Candace.
Still yet, there is only one judge that seems to be stealing everyone's heart! "I love Keith, he's gorgeous" says Amber. "Keith is cute. Can't focus on him when singing or you will get throw off" says Candace
Friday, March 15 2013, 05:47 AM CDT
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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