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Happy Birthday Jennifer Hudson!

     

Happy birthday Jennifer Hudson, born September 12, 1981.

Chicago native Jennifer Hudson first came to the attention of the world as a talented, sassy finalist in the third season of American Idol.  Her big voice and excellent phrasing won for her a sizeable audience among the Idol faithful, while her bit of attitude toward the often irrelevant criticism by judge Simon Cowell provided entertaining drama to the show.  She was eliminated midway through the season, but clearly had the talent to go further.  

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