Underrated ''American Idol'' contestants: Jennifer Hudson
FINISHING POSITION Seventh place (season 3)
GREATEST HIT We can't settle on just one: Two of her last Idol numbers, ''Circle of Life'' and ''Weekend in New England,'' showcased Hudson's ferocious commitment and her powerhouse pipes.
WHY WE'RE BITTER In season 3's three-way showdown of soulful divas (the finalists also included LaToya London and eventual winner Fantasia Barrino), it was the premature ouster of the rapidly improving Hudson before the excruciating John Stevens and the middling Jasmine Trias that left audiences shocked. The fact that the plus-size beauty has just landed a lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Dreamgirls, opposite Beyoncé and Jamie Foxx, proves what we've known all along: J. Hud wuz robbed!