American Idol Dumps Jasmine Murray, Jorge Nunez

The votes are in and as always someone has to go, except on this season’s American Idol two contestants were sent home ! Described as a two of the more innocent or ‘nice’ appearing contestants this season, both Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez were sent home during Wednesday’s elimination show. Murray, a 16-year-old high school student from Mississippi, the judge’s wild-card pick earlier in the season, pleased the judges with vocals but not in personality. But it was after all the viewers who voted. For Murray, who performed “I’ll Be There” during Tuesday’s Michael Jackson covered performance show, the votes did not add up. The same can be said for 20-year-old college student Jorge Nunez, who had been slammed for his performance of “Never Can Say Goodbye”. Eleven finalists remain in the competition including Adam Lambert, Lil Rounds, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace, Matt Giraud, Megan Corkrey, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre. In related news, Ryan Seacrest revealed this year’s twist in the show, a one time only vote that would allow the judges, who must vote unanimously, to save a contestant from elimination even if America decides not to vote for said contestant. “If someone happens to be at the bottom, and we think they deserve another chance, we’re going to give them another chance,” says Simon Cowell. American Idol returns next Tuesday on Fox!

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