"American Idol" is equal parts well-oiled machine and "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
In other words, tiny little media folk like yours truly can't talk to contestants or their families – even if they basically live down the road from us – which hurts me because I can't deliver the story to you myself.
So, I offer you the next best thing: interviews with Jasmine Murray that other folks have done.:)
Look for more as I continue to scour the Web for all things Jasmine!
* Check out Jasmine's profile on the "American Idol" Web site.
* See her MTV interview here.
* Entertainment Weekly has a big interview featuring all of the Top 13 contestants.
* Also, a film crew visited Mississippi State University Saturday to film some spots about Jasmine. Here's more info. (thanks Ginny!)
And here are some Jasmine Murray fan sites: