Jennifer Hudson on X Factor: I’d Find It Hard to Tell People The Truth

Jennifer Hudson found fame after appearing on American Idol in 2004 and now the Grammy winner wants to make cameo appearances on Simon’s new show The X Factor. Hudson, who finish seventh place on Idol, shuns being a permanent judge on the show because she doesn’t want to hurt contestant feelings.

“I would like to make a cameo rather than be a permanent judge,” she tells Digital Spy. “I was once in those people’s shoes, and unlike Simon, I’d find it hard to tell people the truth!”

Instead, Hudson would rather be a support vehicle for the bidding contestants.

“To be there and give some encouragement as a one-off would be nice,” she says. “I want to see what Simon’s got up his sleeve for this show, and how it’s going to compete with ‘American Idol’. I guess we’ll be finding out soon enough!”

Outside of Simon, only music mogul Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has been confirmed as a judge, while Mariah Carey will also be a part of the show.

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