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Jennifer Hudson Wants to Return to American Idol for Final Season


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Jennifer Hudson wants to return to the show that helped launch her career: American Idol.

Although she did not win the singing competition, the alum revealed that she’d like to make an appearance during Idol‘s upcoming final season.

“I hope to return!” she tells E! News. “I hope to be a part of the Idol finale, the final show. I’m kind of sad to see it go because it’s been a part of our homes. Each of us in America, you know what I mean? So it’s going to be sad to see it go but I hope to be a part of the farewell.”

If she were to appear, Hudson would join some of the show’s former judges, including Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and even Simon Cowell during the Fox series’ last season.

American Idol returns to Fox for a 15th and final season on January 6.

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