Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

History will repeat itself on  "American Idol" tonight when Grammy and Oscar winning singer Jennifer Hudson, 27, performs during the reality show's live broadcast that will air at a later date, according to YahooNews.com. This is Hudson's first performance on "Idol" since her mother, brother and nephew were tragically murdered last October. The soul singing survivor will kick off her national tour with Robin Thicke on March 31.—QS

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