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Few American Idol contestants have gone on to more successful careers than Jennifer Hudson. We’re talking about an Oscar winner here.

But the star returned to the stage that started it all last night, performing the single “Where You At” on the show’s latest (wild and shocking) results show.

We hope Pia Toscano was taking notes. Watch as Hudson connects with the audience despite just standing still, and then removes the mic from its stand and walks to the edge of the stage during the bridge.

Pia is an amazing talent who is still learning how to truly be a performer, while Hudson has clearly figured it out:

Jennifer Hudson - Where You At (American Idol)