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Live on Letterman: Jennifer Hudson Year-by-Year Since ‘American Idol’ (page 2)

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Photo by John Hudson//Getty Images

Photo by John Hudson//Getty Images

2005:

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  • About a year and a half after her appearance on American Idol and after a pretty quiet year, Hudson is cast in November 2005 as Effie White in Dreamgirls alongside stars like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyoncé Knowles [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jamie Foxx[/lastfm].
  • Hudson wasn’t just handed her eventual Oscar-winning role–she had to beat out hundreds of other singers and actress, including F[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]antasia Barrino[/lastfm] who won her season of American Idol.

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