Jennifer Hudson may not have won American Idol, but she is arguably one of the most successful contestants to ever appear on the show.
She'd love to make an appearance during Idol's upcoming final season.
"I hope to return!" she told me last week at the opening of her Broadway debut, The Color Purple, adding, "I hope to be a part of the Idol finale, the final show. I'm kind of sad to see it go because it's been a part of our homes. Each of us in America, you know what I mean? So, it's going to be sad to see it go but I hope to be a part of the farewell."
Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was among the bold-faced names that attended The Color Purple opening.