March 5, 2009
While she didn''t get enough votes to make it into the top 12, Jasmine Murray is returning to the "American Idol" stage for the "wild card" show tonight.
After singing "Love song," by Sara Bareille, judges said Jasmine was "pitchy" and might have picked the wrong song.
But she''ll have another chance to wow the public and continue in competition. The judges have selected her to compete in the wild card show, for one of three remaining slots.
Jasmine, of Starkville, (formerly of Columbus) began her Idol journey auditioning in Jacksonville, Fla., with Fergie''s "Big Girls Don''t Cry."
All the judges OK''d Jasmine''s welcome to Hollywood, and during Hollywood week, Jasmine was the only one in her group, "The Divas," to make it to the top 36.
She, along with other wild cards, Von Smith, Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth and Anoop Desai will return to the stage tonight for the wild card round, beginning at 7, on Fox.
Jasmine, daughter of Lisa Murray, attended school at Columbus High School before moving to Starkville; the 16-year-old now attends the state School of the Arts in Brookhaven.