Jennifer Hudson: ‘American Idol Should Go Out On Top’

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January 22, 2013 | 9:01pm EST

Former American Idol star Jennifer Hudson has urged show producers to quit while they’re ahead and end the TV singing contest before the ratings drop.
The Oscar-winner fears the series that helped make her a star has run its course and she doesn’t think new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will save it from a popularity slide.
She says, “Everything has its time. I think it should just allow itself to go out on top… and gracefully.
“American Idol changed the face of television… not everyone can say that. And, it’s always been a phenomenon. I’m proud to have come from American Idol, so I just say, go out on top.”