Jennifer Hudson “American Idol” Season 8 Performance

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Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson is returning to American Idol for the first time since her family tragedy.

The Idol 3 alum, who lost her mother, brother, and nephew in a triple homicide last October, will tape a special appearance on the FOX singing competition after tomorrow night’s live show.

FOX won’t confirm Jennifer’s appearance, but according to The New York Post, ticket vouchers for the show read: “….The second taping of Wednesday is the LIVE performance show with special performances by Jennifer Hudson and [Idol winner] Ruben Studdard.”

Jennifer is expected to sing a track from her Grammy-winning, self-titled debut album. The performance will be shown on an unspecified future show.