Jennifer Hudson Joins American Idol

jennifer hudson american idolJennifer Hudson has the judging panel of the American Idol.

According to E! News, the 31-year-old Oscar-winning singer/actress has the signed the deal to sit in the judges panel for the show’s upcoming season 13. The remaining two seats are said to be filled by former Idol contestants, Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken or Adam Lambert.

However, it’s isn’t confirmed if Kelly has joined the Idol officially. The same can be said for Clay and Adam, but the producers are willing to keep only three judges for the show.

Current judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and veteran Randy Jackson will not return to the show. This major overhauling of the show follows after Idol’s faltering ratings, which can be blamed for the success of similar talent singing shows like The Voice and The X Factor USA.

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