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"Nashville Star" -Top Eight Perform- July 7, 2008
Back to an hour and no fooling around. Dunkelwoman intros Billy Ray. Billy Ray intros the finalists. Tonight there will be a double elimination. And for one the journey is ending right now. He calls forward Tommy and Melissa. One is a top vote getter, the other is going home.
In the audience: John Rich's granny; Lisa Loeb;
Going Home: Tommy Stanley
BRC congratulates him and Tommy says thanks and says he was glad to pursue his dream, not just on his own behalf but on behalf of the Navy. He tells people to pursue their dreams. Jewel says she's proud and the show won't be the same without him. BRC tips his cap to Tommy and the military.
Contestant #1: Melissa Lawson
Song: "Danny's Song," Loggins and Messina
Video: She's lost almost 70 pounds! We see her working out hard. (No matter what else happens, good for her!!) John Rich calls her hot and thinks she can be a great artist.
Performance: This is a nice tender performance mostly in her lower ...