Jennifer Hudson returns to `American Idol`

Updated: May 17, 2013, 17:45 PM IST

Washington: Jennifer Hudson graced the stage of singing reality TV show ` American Idol` in the finale episode on Thursday night.

The 31-year-old Oscar and Grammy winning singer, who looked super slim in a black top and black jeans, rocked the stage by singing "Inseparable" with finalist Candice Glover, People magazine reported.

Hudson, whose elimination from the top seven of season 3 left everyone shocked, belted out high note after glorious high note.

She also let Glover, 23, have her a moment in the spotlight at the end of the song when she stood back and said, "Sing it, Candice."

The performance got a standing ovation from the judges.