Michael Slezak
March 17, 2009 AT 06:58 PM EDT

The first two evicted members of American Idol‘s top 13 stopped by Idolatry HQ yesterday afternoon to talk about their experiences on our nation’s favorite televised talent competition. Jasmine Murray was as poised and polished as she appears on TV. Jorge Nuñez was as charming as you’d expect. And while neither one would dish which remaining contestant they’re hoping/expecting to take the season 8 crown — sorry guys, I don’t buy that you’re both rooting for all 11 equally! — they did spill a few interesting little beans of info. I asked Jorge about the way Idol‘s producers subtitled his brother (despite the fact that the guy spoke perfectly intelligible English) and what really brought him to tears after his semifinal performance. Jasmine, meanwhile, revealed why she didn’t sing a Rihanna track for Wild Card Week (even though Kara DioGuardi specifically asked her to do so) and how she kept her head above drama during Bikini Girl’s Hollywood Week meltdown. Press play below — Jorge is up first; Jasmine’s segment automatically plays afterward — and enjoy!

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