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Paul Jolley is from Palmersville, Tennessee. He sang Rascal Flatts for the judges and was there singing in honor of his grandfather who just recently passed away. We are told that Jolley actually lives here in Nashville. The judges all loved his voice, sending him on to Hollywood.
Dustin Watts was another country stand out during auditions tonight. He is a firefighter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dustin sang a Garth Brooks song for the judges, and as soon as the auditions were over, rushed to the firehouse to let his friends know he got the golden ticket!
Megan Miller sang for the judges. Megan had an accident just days before auditions and was told by her surgeon that she had an infection and needed immediate surgery. She decided to hold off until after her audition. Miller, who is a former Miss Baton Rouge, wowed the judges with her powerful voice and got that golden ticket!
Last but not least, Burnell Taylor from New Orleans. Taylor is a 3rd generation singer. Both his grandfather and mother sing. He survived losing everything in Katrina and really started pursuing music after the tragedy. Taylor got a standing O from the judges and even moved Mariah to tears. Nicki told him that she didn't feel like it was an audition, that she felt she was being entertained. Keith told him that there is a spotlight somewhere waiting on him.
Make sure and tune in for TENNESSEE MORNINGS tomorrow. During the 7am hour, the first guy we featured, Paul Jolley, will be joining Nick and Kelly to talk about his IDOL audition experience! IDOL auditions continue in Texas next Wednesday right here on FOX17!
Thursday, January 24 2013, 10:30 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
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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