Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Ryan Seacrest on 'American Idol' Season 3 (Courtesy of Fox)

Jennifer Hudson took to Instagram on Sunday (April 21) to reflect on the day she was eliminated from “American Idol” Season 3.

I remember it like it was yesterday; I was stunned to see her and Fantasia in the bottom two.

The EGOT and talk show host shared a video of her elimination with a testimony as a reminder to “never give up on your dreams.”

On this day in 2004, I was eliminated from American Idol!

But God turned it around for my good! From Idol to EGOT baby!!!

20 years later, and now back on TV with my own show.

Never give up on your dreams, yal! If I can do it, so can u!

If it’s not worth working hard for, it’s not worth it at all!

Remember nobody knows your potential the way you do.

Just keep the faith, keep believing, and keep going!!!

See Jennifer Hudson’s original post and the flashback video below.

Actress and American Fiction star Erika Alexander commented on Jennifer’s post writing, “That just shows you how messed up these popularity contests are.

Someone else commented, “The fact that these two were even at the bottom 2 was beyond my comprehension. 🤦‍♀️

I appreciate Jennifer Hudson for the word of encouragement and I wish her continued success!

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