Looks like the rumors of Mariah/Nicki/Randy leaving AI are definitely true!
Welcome the newest judge to the chairs — Jennifer Hudson!! [E!]
Multiple sources confirm exclusively to E! News that the Oscar-winning singer has signed a deal to sit at the judges’ table this fall for season 13. The other two spots are also intended for former Idol contestants: Kelly Clarkson and either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.
We’re told that Clarkson is also close to signing on.