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House honors Mississippi’s ‘Idol,’ Jasmine Murray


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The Mississippi House of Representatives this morning honored Columbus native Jasmine Murray, who made it to the top 13 of "American Idol." She''s the first person from Mississippi to ever make the finals of the top-rated televised talent show. 


With Reps. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, and Esther Harrison, D-Columbus, as lead hosts, Murray appeared before the House to be praised for her accomplishments. 


She''s a student at the Mississippi School for the Arts in Brookhaven. 


Since her appearance on "American Idol," Murray has been featured on "Live with Regis and Kelly" and "The Ellen Degeneres Show." She''s been interviewed by "Extra," "Entertainment Tonight," CNN and hundreds of other media outlets. She''s also in People magazine this week. About 1,500 stories were generated about her after she left the show. 


Murray plans to finish high school and go to college. She also wants to continue her music career and explore different avenues of entertainment from acting to modeling.




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