No other Idol
contestant has come close to Hudson's achievements in the realm of acting. In 2007, she scored an Oscar for her turn in Dreamgirls
and then followed that up with various film and TV roles, including a stint on Empire
. But she's continued to pursue music: Her three studio albums have spawned such R&B hits as "Spotlight" and "No One Gonna Love You," and in 2012, she memorably paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammys telecast with a performance of "I Will Always Love You." Most recently, Hudson joined Iggy Azalea earlier this year for a new single off the rapper's album, "Trouble."