Idol Stars: Where Are They Now?

From the good (Diana DeGarmo) to the bad (Will Hung) to the scandalous (Frenchie Davis), catch up with some of American Idol's most memorable characters. By Emily Fromm


You know her as the soulful songbird who rocked Elton John's "The Circle of Life" in season three.
These days Hudson, 24, will star in the Dreamgirls movie, costarring Beyonce Knowles and Jamie Foxx – after beating out Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. "I was sure Fantasia got (the part)," Hudson told the New York Daily News. "But they said they wanted me. They said I was born for this."