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.