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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Idol Effect

So, in winning a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Musical, does Jennifer Hudson displace Kelly Clarkson and her 2 Grammy Awards as the most successful American Idol alum? Does anyone but me and Simon Cowell really care? Oh c'mon, you know you do too.

If she wins the Oscar, I'd say J. Hud pulls into the lead. But Kelly did sell 11 million copies of her last album and the Dreamgirls soundtrack -featuring Hudson's now legendary "And I am telling you I'm not going" - only moved about 65,000 units last week. Six times platinum seems unlikely. But then, From Justin to Kelly didn't exactly grab Clarkson Hudson-like awards buzz. Hmm. Well, until the Oscars, we'll call it a draw and just agree that they are both very, very happy not to be Justin Guarini.


  • At 10:09 a.m., Blogger the2scoops said…

    The question has been brought up of where does Hudson go from here. The role in Dreamgirls seems tailor made for her, but what other roles could she get? I doubt she will have this much critical acclaim again, and I am sure a lucrative Broadway musical career is a sure thing, but I don't know whether it will translate into further movie roles or album sales.

    And most of all, how does Beyonce feel about the spotlight shifted off her, and is their a way to take credit for it? Anyone else remember some other singers she used to sing with?


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