And the contestant going home is . . . Jennifer Hudson! Standing on the AMERICAN IDOL stage, a shocked Hudson found out she had been voted off the famed singing competition. But unlike many IDOL contestants whose musical dreams end on that stage, Jennifer Hudson was just getting started. Her rapid rise to superstardom saw her win an Academy Award and a Grammy Award in only a few years. Author John Micklos, Jr., explores the life of this multi-talented music idol.