Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Will Perform on "American Idol"

News   Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Will Perform on "American Idol" Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award for her performance as Effie White in the "Dreamgirls" film, will be seen on an upcoming episode of the hit FOX series "American Idol."
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Hudson, who was a third-season "Idol" finalist, will tape a song in front of the "Idol" studio audience following the March 25 broadcast, according to Variety. Hudson's performance will be broadcast on a future "American Idol" episode. She is expected to perform a song from her self-titled Grammy-winning CD.

Jennifer Hudson earned several trophies — including the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award — for playing the role of Effie in the Bill Condon-directed "Dreamgirls," her film debut. Hudson, who was seen in the Actors Fund benefit concert of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, had a featured role in last summer's "Sex and the City" feature film.

This season's "American Idol" features Adam Lambert as a finalist. Lambert was seen in the Los Angeles production of Wicked.