JENNIFER HUDSON Has She Joined The Judging Panel For American Idol?

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I really hope this is true! E! News is reporting that American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson has signed on to join the judging panel for the next season of American Idol.  The reality show certainly suffered in the ratings this season with Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban as judges even though there was much attempt at making a Mariah/Nicki feud a ‘thing’.

In addition Jennifer Hudson, E! is also reporting that American Idol is trying to secure Kelly Clarkson and either Clay Aiken or Adam Lambert to help fill out the judging panel.  I think this is a really great idea, because who other than former competitors on the show to offer up advice to new competitors?  I don’t think just the revamped judging panel will help all the show’s issues but it certainly will help. What do you think?