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Live from Tech Idol: Preliminary Competition

Arkansastechnews.com is live at the 2012 Tech Idol competition.  Access the "Read More" tab for live updates throughout the competition.

11:30 p.m. -- That's a wrap!  Access the video interviews that were featured during Tech Idol.

11:19 p.m.-- A standing ovation for Melisa Musick.

11:15 p.m.-- Melisa Musick is the final contestant for the evening.  She's performing "House of the Rising Sun."

11:13 p.m.-- The judges enjoyed Landen's rendition.

11:09 p.m.-- The crowd is clapping along to Landen's performance of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

11:07 p.m.-- Landen Crouch is up next.  He's performing a Whitney Houston number tonight.

11:01 p.m.-- Hannah Watherly is performing an version of "Halleluiah."

11 p.m.-- Dr. Bashaw wasn't a fan of Zach's tie, but the judges enjoyed his performance.

10:57 p.m. -- The crowd loved it.  Lots of screams for Zach.

10:52 p.m. -- Zach Tucker is up next.  He says Adele is one of his favorites.  Tonight, he's performing "Sexy and I know It."

10:49 p.m.-- It's a standing ovation for Keely following her opera performance.

10:46 p.m.-- Lots of screams of support for Keely.

10:45 p.m.-- Keely is up next with an opera performance.

10:42 p.m.-- The judges are impressed with Logan's performance.

10:38 p.m.-- Logan Brothers is taking the stage.  He's performing "Wordplay" by Jason Mraz.  The crowd is screaming and into his performance.

10:35 p.m.-- Let's Get This Party Started with the second half of Tech Idol!

10:28 p.m.-- The second half is about to start.  SHould be great competition!

10:15 p.m.-- It's intermission.  We'll be back in 15!

10:10 p.m.-- The judges are impressed with Katie's composition and performance.

10:07 p.m. -- Katie is performing her own composition tonight.

10:06 p.m.-- Tarshawn has lots of fans in the house tonight!  His song wasn't a hit with the judges, but the fans seemed to approve.

9:51 p.m.-- Johnny is interviewing our second homecoming nominee.  Don't forget judging runs until midnight tomorrow.

9:50 p.m.-- Morgan says Marlana's nerves showed through a little tonight, and she hopes she relaxes before the final night

9:45 p.m.-- Marlana is singing and playing her guitar to "Miss Everything About You."

9:40 p.m.-- Amanda rocked her version of "Payphone."  Andrew Crawley is up next!  Keep rockin' that hashtag! #TechIdol12

9:24 Getting the judges reaction to Chris's performance.

9:18 Chris Turner is singing "Ordinary People" by John Legends.

9:10 The crowd is pumped already! Chantel explained the hashtags and Johnny is explaining the rules on how to vote.

9:05 Let's Get the Party Started! #TechIdol12 is here!

8:50 10 minutes away! Here's a look at the contestants backstage!

8:30 p.m. Only 30 minutes until the lights go down and the show begins! Johnny Curlin and Chantel Moseby will be bringing you all the fun of this year's #TechIdol12.

8 p.m.-- We are less than an hour away! #TechIdol12 is on its way! Get ready!

3 p.m.-- Showtime is in just under six hours!  Remember the hashtag to use is #TechIdol12.

10:41 a.m.-- The blog site is up and running!  Here's the list of the 12 contestants who are competing.

  • Melissa Musick
  • Keely Sattazahn
  • Amanda McAlister
  • Marlana Randles
  • Hannah Weatherly
  • Katie Ferren
  • Chris Turner
  • Andrew Crawley
  • Logan Brothers
  • Laden Crouch
  • Zach Tucker
  • Tarshawn Whitehead

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