American Idol may be the reason Jennifer Hudson has become a household name, but the Oscar-winning singer and actress pulled no punches when she was asked about the stumbling Fox reality show.
“Everything has its time,” she opined to Celebuzz at a Los Angeles event for her newest film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. “I think it should just allow itself to go out on top … and gracefully.”
The Chicago native placed seventh in Season 3 of American Idol. The appearance changed her life.
“American Idol changed the face of television,” she said. “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.”
The latest season of American Idol has failed to catch on with viewers despite the addition of new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban alongside Randy Jackson.
Though Carey and Minaj grabbed headlines for sniping with each other during Idol’s cross-country auditions, last Wednesday’s return was the show’s lowest-rated regular season premiere for Fox with 17.9 million viewers, down 19 per cent from its 2012 return.
American Idol airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV/Fox and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two/Fox.
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