This bright and booming talent is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of
American Idol can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream. Born Jennifer Kate Hudson on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, she earned minor attention as one of the twelve finalists on the third season of the FOX TV series in 2004...See full bio »
(performer: "Move", "Fake Your Way to the Top", "Cadillac Car", "Steppin' to the Bad Side", "Love You I Do", "I Want You Baby", "Family", "Dreamgirls", "Heavy", "It's All Over", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "I Am Changing", "One Night Only", "Dreamgirls" Finale)
"I don't do clubs. I don't drink. I don't smoke".
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She was overwhelmed to receive the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, California. She also performed at the ceremony and said, "I just can't believe I got the Sammy Davis Jr. Award. I'm standing on the same stage where I made the top 32 of American Idol." (10 March 2007).
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