Jennifer Hudson is returning to American Idol… as a judge.
According to E! News, citing multiple anonymous sources, the season 3 alum and Grammy and Oscar winner has signed on to help the show find and mold talent for its 13th season.
Jennifer isn’t the only former contestant Idol has its eye on. E! reports there are also deals out for inaugural winner Kelly Clarkson, season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken, and season 8’s runner-up and breakout star Adam Lambert. A report from The Hollywood Reporter suggests Kelly has already turned the deal down.
All four judges from the just-wrapped 12th season, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson, will not be returning to the show.