Is Jennifer Hudson returning to American Idol? During the finale of American Idol season 12 it was announced that Randy Jackson will be leaving the singing competition. Jackson is the last original judge to leave American Idol. Also leaving the show is YMCMB Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey. It’s been rumored that the producers will be replacing the four judges with former American Idol contestants for season 13.
According to reports, singer and American Idol season three finalist Jennifer Hudson will be returning to Idol as a judge. It’s also been reported that American Idol’s first season winner Kelly Clarkson, and runner up’s Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert will be joining Hudson on the judges panel.
American Idol hasn’t been the same since Paula Abdul and Simon left the show. Last year the show picked up more viewers than it did this year. With the American Idol alums returning can Idol pick up it’s ratings?
Only time will tell!