"Smash" is back this February and it's out with the old and in with the new. In the preview video below, "American Idol" contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson previews the new season and her role on the series.

"I'm having a ball recording all the original music," Hudson says in the video below. "You're constantly creating new things on so many different levels. One minute you're in the studio, the next second you're doing choreography, the next second you're acting. It's a huge challenge, but I love it."

Watch the video below for more "Smash" Season 2 with Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee and Christian Borle. Click through the slideshow for new pictures.

The new season of "Smash" kicks off with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. EST and moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, February 12 at 10 p.m. EST.

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