Jennifer Hudson may have left American Idol before her time, but she returned triumphantly last night when she pre-taped an upcoming appearance on the hit Fox show. Clad all in black, with long extensions, Jennifer took the Idol stage to perform the single from her debut album If This Isn’t Love to a rousing ovation from the audience.
Jennifer looked sultry and relaxed as she belted out the song for the adoring crowd, and despite not getting the Idol crown, proved she was most definitely a winner. The Oscar and Grammy winner hugged host Ryan Seacrest after her performance and beamed as she waved to the audience. “This is my first time back, I’ve won a Grammy and am very excited,” said Jennifer after the performance. She smiled as she talked about the details of her upcoming tour with Robin Thicke and was put on the spot when Ryan mentioned her upcoming wedding. “We know you got engaged recently,” he quizzed. “Have you set a date yet?” I have set a date,” replied Jennifer, “but it’s a secret, I can’t tell anyone.” Watch for Jennifer’s Idol return on an upcoming episode of the show.