[artist id=”2481017″]Jennifer Hudson[/artist] will be performing on an upcoming installment of “American Idol,” an unnamed source reportedly told The Associated Press.
The Grammy- and Oscar-winning actress, singer and “Idol” alum is scheduled to tape a performance in front of the studio audience on Wednesday after the live broadcast has ended, AP reported, citing “a person close to the show who did not want his or her name used because the person was not authorized to speak to reporters.”
A representative for the show had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.
Hudson’s appearance will air on an upcoming segment of the show, the source said. It seems likely that Hudson will sing a song from her self-titled debut CD, which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album in February; she also performed on the show and sang the National Anthem before the Super Bowl, and will begin her first national tour — a co-headlining jaunt with [artist id=”1356440″]Robin Thicke[/artist] — on March 31.
“I am so grateful,” Hudson said in a statement from her record label about the tour, which will stop in cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles before ending May 8 in Houston. “My first Grammy and my first tour, it doesn’t get any better than this!”
Just days before Hudson took home the Grammy, label head Clive Davis told MTV News that the singer, whose mother, brother and nephew were murdered last fall, was ready to get back to work. “She’s coped internally. She’s coped with her family,” he said. “I’m sure she’s coped within her religion. I was there at the funeral. I think that she has … to dig down deep, because this has been an indescribable tragedy.”
Hudson was a finalist on the third season of “American Idol.”