The Voice judge Jennifer Hudson, the lovable girl-next-door with a powerhouse voice, was enjoying a
sensational rise to fame a little more than 10 years ago. However, the American Idol winner’s
showing, away from the hit ITV show, has faded, leading some to wonder how such a talented
performer has fallen off the radar.
Was it the so-called ‘Oscar Curse’ that derailed her career just as it took off? Or perhaps it was the ill-
fated selection of roles she chose to follow her award-winning big screen debut. Somehow, she has
simultaneously sparked controversy and complete audience disinterest post-‘Dreamgirls’ – not to
mention attracting seemingly unending scorn from critics.
Even her music career, which given her obvious talent should have been the path of least resistance,
hasn’t exactly panned out.
Will J-Hud ever get back onto the A-List? Can she overcome her apparent ‘shadow-ban’?