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Sources say season three finalist Jennifer Hudson has been approached to join the singing-competition show for its 13th go-around. The “Spotlight” singer has yet to confirm any negotiations, but an “Idol” insider did revealed that the deal is “95 percent there.”
As an Grammy Award-winning singer and Academy Award-winning actress, show executives look to Hudson to bring constructive criticism to the singing hopefuls from a place of experience.