Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it spawned the hit single Spotlight. Her second album I Remember Me was released in March 2011, and has reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.
Candice Glover, a rural South Carolina native, was named the winner of American Idol's season 12 on Thursday, becoming the first female singer to win the television singing competition since 2007.
Former Idol runner up Adam Lambert and Top 3 finalist Angie Miller performed a duet of Titanium by David Guetta on the American Idol 2013 finale Thursday night.
Music legend Frankie Valli teamed up with American Idol Top 5 guys Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez, Paul Jolley, Lazaro Arbos, and Curtis Finch Jr. to perform a medley of Valli's classics with contemporary versions of Let's Hang On, Walk Like A Man and Grease.