According to E! News, it's official:
Jennifer Hudson will judge American Idol Season 13.
As previously reported, producers are looking to make major changes to the competition (following dismal Season 12 ratings) and are nearing deals with a number of American Idol alums to comprise next year's panel.
Hudson is the first to sign on the dotted line.
E! also claims Kelly Clarkson will be next and the third spot will go to either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.
Hudson is not an Idol champion, of course, but she has gone on to an incredible career, one highlighted by her 2006 Oscar victory for Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls.
Is she a good selection as judge?