Jennifer Hudson On ‘Idol’ Exit

A nationwide audience was stunned when Jennifer Hudson was voted off of ‘American Idol.’ Hudson dropped by The Early Show to talk about her exit, and whether she’s mad at the outcome. Watch the interview via below the cut.

Fil-Am ‘Idol’ Garners Buzz In Manila

April 24, 2004 – ‘American Idol’ contestant is getting Pinoy support from fans in the Phillipines as she continues through the show’s finals. “Jasmine is thankful to all her supporters,” Rudy Trias Jr., Jasmine’s father, told Inquirer in a phone interview. “Jasmine has adjusted well to all the pressures coming her way. She’s doing fine. Her mother (Nora) and I are proud of her. We just keep advising her to just do her own thing.”

Jennifer Hudson Comments On ‘Idol’ Ouster

April 24, 2004 – Zap2it spoke with Jennifer Hudson after her shocking elimination from ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday, and the singer was still upset about how she got voted off. “I don’t think it was based on talent,” she declared. “If we’re gonna base it on talent, I know I was robbed. I don’t think … I don’t know exactly what it was based on, but I don’t think it was talent at all.” The full story at has since been removed.

Randy And Paula Tell ‘Idol’ Voters To Wise Up

April 23, 2004 – ‘Extra’ spoke with ‘American Idol’ judges and Randy Jackson about the significance of Jennifer Hudson’s departure from the competition on Wednesday, and both agreed that America needs to wise up. “Get it right, just keep on voting for the great singers,” Randy said. “It’s about finding the greatest, talented singer out there.” Paula added, “It’s time for somebody great to win.”

Star Jones Shocked By Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Idol’ Elimination

April 22, 2004 – ‘The View’ co-host Star Jones, one of ‘American Idol’s’ most public supporters, told The New York Post she was shocked by the elimination of Jennifer Hudson from Wednesday’s show. “I could not believe what the vote actually was,” Jones said. “The young girl [Jennifer] who got dumped off was absolutely the best of the night. Clearly it’s based on popularity. Little girls vote for cute boys they wanna date… they’re voting on popularity, and I get that – but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.”

Diva Behavior Backstage On ‘American Idol’

April 22, 2004 – filled ‘Entertainment Tonight’ in on all the diva details taking place backstage at ‘American Idol’. “In the beginning, everyone starts crying when someone is let go,” Paula explained. “But at this stage, it is each to their own. Backstage, everyone scatters to the corners, and people are making their eyes roll when we make good comments about others. It is getting tense. It wouldn’t be diva if they said, ‘You’re great, you’re great.'”

‘American Idol’ Voting Strikes Sour Note

April 22, 2004 – The Associated Press reports theories flew fast and furious Thursday after the ‘American Idol’ viewer vote went against favorite Jennifer Hudson, ranging from racism to fateful weather to teenage puppy love. Meanwhile, a storm that caused a power outage in the Midwest may have been a factor in Hudson’s ouster, TV entertainment ‘Extra’ said Thursday. More than 15,000 people in Hudson’s hometown of Chicago were unable to watch the show or dial in Tuesday night, when the vote turned out to be the closest in the show’s three-year history, ‘Extra’ said.

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5 thoughts on “Jennifer Hudson On ‘Idol’ Exit

  1. XxmissyxX says:

    well did it ever occur to anybody that Jennifer sucks? not her voice…but her personality! I don’t care if this show is for “talent”…the truth is people vote for who they like and well, people don’t like Jennifer. she’s soo damn *****y, ghetto, and rude. right now I’m watching “Ryan Seacrest” and Jennifer was saying the only reason the “3 divas” were in the bottom 3 is because America thought they were safe already so they instead gave pity votes to the other 4. her words…not mine! can you believe her? ugh..I’m so glad she’s gone. I hated her!

  2. texassoftballchick says:

    WHO FREAKIN CARES!!! Since when is American Idol newsworthy? It’s a freakin TV show! AI does not look for talent. They look for cute bubbly people they can exploit. They want people who are willing to be humiliated by that Simon clown. You can have the greatest voice in America, but if you are fat or ugly, or you don’t have an outgoing personality, AI doesn’t want you.

  3. galleta says:

    Its sad but America does prefer white over black, and her being ghetto has nothing to do with anything, every white person in the public eye tries to act ghetto look at Justin Timberlake, Nick Carter, Christina etc… the fact of the matter is white can be ghetto and be accepted, African-Americans acting so called ghetto as the above person states are looked down upon for who they are …I’m white and I am not afraid to admit the truth and if more white people had the guts they would admit that we( white ) people in America have a white privilege that other races don’t have, LOL now watch all the outrage that occurs at what Ive written, you know why people will be outraged cause they know its true or they choose to be blind to what is true, I have lots of African-American friends that know what I am saying is true cause they live the prejudice everyday we talk about it a lot and I have been in stores with African-American friends when they were actually followed by security and there was no reason for them to be followed they weren’t being loud or dressed inappropriately, they were targeted for one reason the color of their skin, And the fact is that any African-American that does win on that show will always be out shadowed by a white singer just look at Ruben and Clay, although Rubens CD is platinum and selling well, he’s still not that accepted in the white community but Clay is all the rage why? don’t mean to insult my white brothers and sisters just stating the facts

  4. popnicklover says:

    You people are really pathetic, crying over racism. I personally don’t care what skin color someone is…they could be GREEN for God sakes! When I watch American Idol, I like the contestants for their talents and personalities…NOT skin color. I liked Clay because of his talent and personality, not because he was white and Ruben was black. And my three favorites this season happen to be Latoya, Jennifer, and Fantasia and guess what…they are black women! *gasps in shock* So go cry me a f**king river…I don’t give a damn about skin color.

  5. texassoftballchick says:

    AI is not about racism. And it is certainly NOT about talent. AI is about teenage girls voting for cute guys. The whole excuse about contestants being “too ghetto” is horse manure. If that was the case, there would not be so much crappy rap music. AI is RIGGED. They chose the winner beforehand. Just like they do for Survivor, Bachelor and Millionaire. This whole thing is a stunt to make stupid TV viewers want to watch AI. Your vote means nothing.

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