Hudson, one of the most recognized "Idol" faces, placed seventh in the competition on season 3. She went on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, for her performance in the 2006 hit "Dreamgirls." Hudson, who welcomed a baby with pro-wrestler David Otunga in 2009, released her third studio album "JHUD" on September 23, 2014 and currently guest stars on FOX's breakout series "Empire." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photos: Getty Images)
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