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Jennifer Hudson Says "American Idol" Should "Go Out on Top"

Image courtesy of ABC/Ida Mae Astute (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of ABC/Ida Mae Astute (via ABC News Radio)

The American Idol experience sure worked out well for Jennifer Hudson , but now the Oscar and Grammy-winning singer says that after 12 seasons, it's about time for the show to hang up its microphone.

Speaking to the website Celebuzz , J-Hud says, "I think it should just allow itself to go out on top… and gracefully."  While she stresses that she's "proud" to have been a product of the show, she reiterates, "I just say, go out on top."

It's no secret that American Idol has struggled with decreasing ratings over the last few years, despite a rotating cast of judges that currently includes Mariah Carey , Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban .

" American Idol changed the face of television," Jennifer tells Celebuzz.  "Not everyone can say that.  And, it’s always been a phenomenon."  Still, she adds, "Everything has its time."

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