There’s only one American Idol judge that’s doing the show justice – according to Jennifer Hudson.
The Oscar winner stopped by Live with Kelly & Michael today and revealed it’s Mariah Carey.
“Well, I’m happy she’s there because she’s a singer, so she knows what to expect, how to judge, even the position that the kids are in when they’re auditioning,” the 31-year-old mom of one says.
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As for the rest of the new panel – Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban – she’s not sure. Jennifer even avoided responding when their names came up!
“It’s taken a bit to get used to the new judges,” she says. “I come from American Idol, so I’m used to seeing Simon, Paula and Randy. So now it’s new faces, and to me, [Cowell, Abdul and Jackson] represented the show. It’s kind of awkward for me to see it with new judges.”
But that doesn’t mean she thinks poorly of the hit Fox series now.
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“American Idol changed the face of television,” Jennifer says. “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.”
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