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Did Jennifer Hudson Win American Idol? Simon Cowell on Her Elimination

Jennifer Kate Hudson also famous as J. Hud who is a popular singer, actress and host of talk shows has received many accolades for her works in the industry. 

Many of her fans are interested to know about her journey as a contestant of American Idol and here’s everything about it. 

When did Jennifer Hudson participate in American Idol?

Jennifer Hudson took part in American Idol Season 3 in 2004 and gained popularity. 

When did Jennifer Hudson participate in American Idol
When did Jennifer Hudson participate in American Idol

Did Jennifer Hudson Win American Idol?

The 41-year-old sadly could not win the reality show and was placed in the seventh position in American Idol Season 3.

American Idol Judge Simon Cowell on Jennifer Hudson’s Elimination

Recently, one of the judges of American Idol, Simon Cowell appeared as the first guest on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” on September 12 and opened up about her eviction from the show in 2004. 

Cowell said “Why was the show so big in those days? It would be because of people like you. It’s a combination of talent, determination and real personality,” adding “And even though we had that kind of banter you and I it was always that. I always knew how determined you were. You were funny and you took it with grace because you kind of got it. I always thought that about you.”

Later Simon shared his opinion on “that night” when Hudson was eliminated from the reality singing show. He said “I was thinking, ‘Who chose stupid Barry Manilow week?’ Wasn’t me,” adding “I remember thinking, ‘This is not a great song.’ It wasn’t your fault and then of course what happened, happened.” “And then I was thinking to myself a few days ago ‘If you were going to go back in time would you have changed the song or would you have kept things as they were?’” Cowell added.


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To this Hudson responded by saying “No, but it’s other songs before that that I would have changed because that song led me to get ‘Dreamgirls,’ honey because Barry Manilow structured that song as if it was ‘And I Am Telling You’ and a lot of people thought that’s what I was singing.”

She also shared that a lot of the songs sung by her before her elimination did not “represent my artistry.”

Hudson also said “By the time I was eliminated, I felt I had gotten an opportunity to display who I was as an artist, so I was OK with being eliminated,” adding “And then once I was, I was like, ‘You know what, you’re walking away with your talent, you’re walking away with your gift. This competition may be over, but your passion isn’t, your love and your drive isn’t.’”

However, her elimination could not stop her from becoming a singer and prevailing her career as a singer. She has also established herself as a successful actress and recently, she became the 17th person to win an EGOT this year after taking home a Tony Award for producing the Broadway show “A Strange Loop.”

Final Words

Though Jennifer Hudson could not win American Idol, she has undoubtedly made her name as a successful singer and actress. Stay tuned to Venturejolt for more such updates.

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