Jennifer Hudson: 'American Idol' should end

HudsonJennifer Hudson first rose to public prominence during season three of American Idol. While she did not win that year (in fact, she was eliminated fairly early on, in the top-seven round), she certainly left a mark. In 2009 MTV called her elimination the most shocking in the show's history, and in 2010, the Los Angeles Times called her the third greatest contestant ever on American Idol, after Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

Since leaving Idol, she has done pretty well for herself. She won an Oscar award in 2006 for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "Dreamgirls". She also has appeared on Smash, "The Three Stooges" and "Sex and the City," and has released two albums.

While doing press for her new film, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," Hudson discussed the show that made her famous. And while she has a soft spot for the series, she thinks the time has come for it to wrap up, saying that it "should allow itself to go out on top...and gracefully."

"Everything has its time," she added. "American Idol has changed the face of television. So, not everyone can say that. And it has always been a phenomenon. I'm proud to have come from American Idol, so I just say, go out on top."

Do you think she is right? Or should she mind her own business?


- American Idol
- Jennifer Hudson

Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 21st, 2013, 6:37 pm

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Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 11:21 am
Yeah... I think the show has gone to crap. I was a huge fan of American Idol when Simon was there, but since he's left it's just not the same. The professionalism is just not there. I'm truly disgusted with the show, and I really don't want to watch it. It's turned more into a Jerry Springer edition vice what it really should be, American Idols. But that's just my two cents...

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Message Posted On Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:28 am

Enough is enough, end the show.

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