She may not have won American Idol, but Jennifer Hudson has conquered the music industry. Just days after releasing her sophomore album, I Remember Me, the singer  returned to the American Idol stage on Thursday night to perform. She recently told MTV why it’s such a great platform to showcase talent, win or lose:

Be sure to go out and support the release of I Remember Me, available in stores now!

Out of all the contestants that did not win American Idol, would you say Jennifer is the most successful?