Oscar winner, actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson, was eliminated from American Idol season 3 in 7th place back in 2004. But she can still thank the reality singing competition for putting her on the map and in the sights of Dreamgirls casting directors. Her portrayal of Effie White in the movie version of the musical was her break out role.
And she is grateful, but she told Celebuzz at the Sundance Film Festival, where she is promoting her new movie, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, that she believes that it’s time for American Idol to bow out gracefully while it’s still on top.
“Everything has its time,” she said, “I think it should just allow itself to go out on top… and gracefully.”
“American Idol changed the face of television,” she added, “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.”
Do you agree with Jennifer? Should American Idol bow out?