Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Murray auditioned for Season 8 of "American Idol" in Jacksonville. Accompanied by her mom and three older sisters, she sang Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" for the panel. The Starkville, Mississippi high school student got approving smiles and nods from all and was sent to Hollywood with four yeses. In Hollywood, she was the sole one of the four members of "Team Divas" who didn't get sent home. The smiling star didn't falter, even after Katrina Darrell's antics ruined the group's practice. Jasmine Murray got teary-eyed emotional with her achievement and got a big hug from homeward bound teammate Rose Flack as "bikini girl" Katrina Darrell made a quick exit without goodbyes.
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