Jennifer Hudson: ‘American Idol’ Should End, ‘Go Out on Top’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Today, Jennifer Hudson is an Oscar-winning actress, a successful solo artist and a sought after product ambassador. But in 2004, she was just a young Chicago girl looking for her big break on the third season of FOX’s American Idol.

For the last few seasons, Idol’s viewership has steadily declined. And while it’s still the most viewed singing competition on TV, the actress believes the show is past its prime.

“Everything has its time,” she told Celebuzz’s The Daily Buzz host Hyla at Hennessy VS’ event for her film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete in Los Angeles. “I think it should just allow itself to go out on top… and gracefully.”

Hudson, 31, ultimately placed seventh on her season, but she still holds the show in high regard. “American Idol changed the face of television,” she told us.

“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.”

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM on FOX. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

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