Jennifer Hudson: 'Idol' should go out on top
Former contestant wants show to end while it's still popular
Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson has suggested the singing competition should end its run while it's still on top. The Season 3 veteran found major success after she was prematurely eliminated from the competition in 2004, most notably for her Oscar win for "Dreamgirls" in 2006.
And while she is appreciative of the singing competition for giving her a start, she believes now that the show is on its 12th season, "Idol" producers should consider ending the show while it's still popular. She tells entertainment site Celebuzz.com, "Everything has its time. 'American Ido'l has changed the face of television. So, not everyone can say that. And it's always been a phenomenon. I'm proud to have come from 'American Idol,' so I just say, go out on top ... and gracefully."
Hudson is currently promoting her new film, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," at the Sundance Film Festival, and gearing up for her debut on NBC's "Smash."
"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
i feel sorry for keith....
the rest? cudnt give a rats flyin' patootie. mariah isnt what she used to be...but she is still better than the other dingbat.
randy - another paycheck....maybe his last. the show is now sucking bad. agree with the "final 24" and they dont count the votes. its obvious and has been for awhile.
it goes to show u,...u dont have to WIN idol to go on to "stardom".
it shudda left after the last 2 judges bailed. its a dying ship - the rats are leaving.
Still cannot believe Jessica Sanchez was not the winner last season.
She was incredible!
Hudson's performance at the Inaugural Ball was strange, her singing could still be heard after she finished the song.
J Lo and Tyler were the BEST on Idol, so far I'm not impressed this season.
Iovine was always obnoxious, and his presence was not needed.
Mariah is a legend BUT Minaj is making the show hard to watch.
I like Rap but I don't see talent in Minaj and her attitude is always so poor.
It's become all about the judges and i have suspected for year that the votes are never counted. Production crew sits down when they have the Top 24 and choreographs the rest of the season. And if someone goes against their story (Colton and Skylar NOT going along with the romance bs) they change the story but no the ending. Can't stand it anymore.
I don't watch the show, but when Jackson was the only black on the show you didn't hear cry for the show to en, But for Hudson, you know what her motives are.
This has been the first season that I hate watching. Can't stand Minaj.
This is the worse season With Nikki Minaj! I don't plan to continue watching