Jennifer Hudson to appear at 'American Idol' finale

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Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudsonhas been added to the list of performers scheduled to appear at the American Idol series finale.

The Dreamgirls actress -- who finished in seventh place in Season 3 -- is currently starring on Broadway in The Color Purple.

Also scheduled to appear on the April 7 broadcast is Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson and Season 4 Winner Carrie Underwood.

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Other Idols returning one last time to Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre include: Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, LeeDeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Brandon Rogers, Bucky Covington, Carly Smithson and Casey James.

See photos of all of the past "American Idol" winners:

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Kelly Clarkson

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Ruben Studdard

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Fantasia Barrino

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David Cook

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Kris Allen

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Lee DeWyze

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Scotty McCreery

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Phillip Phillips

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Candice Glover

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Caleb Johnson

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Nick Fradiani

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They'll be joined by the likes of Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken, Colton Dixon, Constantine Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, George Huff, James Durbin, Jessica Sanchez, Josh Gracin, Joshua Ledet, JustinGuarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToyaLondon, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine, TamyraGray and more.

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The only Idol champ not included in that list is Phillip Phillips, who is currently in a legal battle with 19 Entertainment to escape the "oppressive" contracts that came along with his season 11 win.

But before all that, the Top 4 contestants -- Mackenzie Bourg, La'Porsha Renae, Dalton Rapattoni, and Trent Harmon -- continue to compete in the quest to be the final American Idol.

See Hudson throughout her career:

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Jennifer Hudson competes on stage during a taping of 'American Idol' Season 3 (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
Jennifer Hudson performs during Hollywood round of auditions for 'American Idol' Season 3 in October of 2003 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
Jennifer Hudson during 'American Idol' Season 3 - Top 12 Finalists Party - Arrivals at Pearl in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 26: American Idol contestants Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino, La Toya London and Diana DeGarmo perform on stage at the American Idol Season Three Grand Finale at the Kodak Theatre May 26, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives to the Tiffany & Co. Launch of The 2008 Blue Book Collection at The Museum of Natural History on October 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 25: American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson arrives at the American Idol Finale: Results Show held at the Kodak Theatre on May 25, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson arrives at the New Line Cinema's 40th Anniversary Gala at Fredrick P. Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on October5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Jennifer Hudson accepts Best Actress award during BET Awards 2007 - Show at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage for BET Network)
Jennifer Hudson during 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York - Inside at Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actress/singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Secret Life Of Bees' at The Academy of Motion Arts & Sciences on October 6, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Singer Jennifer Hudson attends the 2009 Whitney Museum Gala at The Whitney Museum of American Art on October 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Jennifer Hudson backstage at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson visits SiriusXM Studios on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 04: Recording artist, actress and spokesperson Jennifer Hudson performs during the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Jennifer Hudson performs during the Stand For School Equality Rally at Cadman Plaza Park on October 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Singer Jennifer Hudson attends the 2015 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Singer Jennifer Hudson attends DKNY Women's Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
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The three-part finale kicks off April 5 with the 90-minute retrospective American Idol: American Dream. The show will feature host Ryan Seacrest.

American Idol airs live at 8 p.m. April 6 and 7 on FOX.

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