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Kara DioGuardi: New American Idol Judge!

Kara DioGuardi: New American Idol Judge!

Kara DioGuardi has joined American Idol as a fourth judge!

The 37-year-old will sit alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson and use her background as a songwriter/producer in the eighth season of American Idol (premieres January 2009 on FOX). Paula finally gets another female on the panel to pow-wow with!

Kara‘s songs, “Cheetah Love” and “I’m the One” most recently appeared in the Disney Channel movie Cheetah Girls 3: One World.

“We are turning the heat up on ‘Idol’ this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table,” said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “She is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America’s most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show.”

For more information on Kara, visit her official website at KaraDioGuardi.com.

Hopefully this is one of the twists AI needs to hook new viewers and keep the old ones!

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Posted to: American Idol, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

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# 1

Another judge?!?

# 2

they don’t need another judge!

# 3

She’s great!

# 4

oh lord. she wrote those horrid cheetah girls songs.

# 5

WHY DO THEY NEED ANOTHER JUDGE….THEY HAVE THE OTHER THREE WHO DO IT GREAT…THEY DON’T NEED SOMEONE NEW…MAYBE SHE’LL BE THE GIRL VERSION OF SIMON WHEN SHE JUDGES!!! :)

# 6

yeah well it’s not going to “keep the old ones” because i am officially boycotting american idol next season.
the producer quit and now there’s a 4th judge? good luck with that!
i was already considering boycotting because of the results of the 7th season, but now i have no reason to watch it so guess what! i’m not!

# 7

No i dont like this one bit…Theyv built the franchise on the 3 judges and Ryan Seacrest this is only going to make it easier for a lot of people not to watch the show…We dont need another Simon, Randy or Paula because we have them already the originals….God this annoys me so bad. Bring back Nigel Lithgoe to spank the producers…

# 8
elizadoolittle @ 08/25/2008 at 12:08 pm

this is ridiculous. they don’t need another judge. everybody’s already familiar with the judging style of randy, paula and simon…why bring in another judge on the 8th season?? now there will be no tie-breaker. i don’t care how good of a songwriter she is, they don’t need a fourth AI judge. they’re not going to keep all of their old viewers by adding an unnessecary judge, seeing their old viewers have grown accustomed to the only judges they need.

i knew that no season would compare to the 7th, but this is just too different. i’m not watching the 8th season.

# 9
[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 08/25/2008 at 12:09 pm

…`they gonna have the four judges for one full season. then when everyone gets familiar w/ kara, they gonna kick paula’s crazy ass off.

bye paula ~waves~

This is a sure sign that AI has “jumped the shark”. Why not just call her Cousin Oliver and be done with it!

BORING !!!!!! The comments of the others took long enough…. especially Paula and her whining and her sucking up to the good looking guys. This is WAY over kill….

troll_lover @ 08/25/2008 at 12:55 pm

I quit watching a long time ago, but what happens when 2 of them say “your going to Hollywood” and the other 2 say “No”

Another judge might shake things up a little. It is great to see another woman on the panel. Maybe she will balance out Paula a bit.

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omg! so cool. the songs she all wrote are all so good

i know the truth @ 08/25/2008 at 3:51 pm

she is an ex semi ADULT FILM star by the name COLLEEN COFFEY….YEARS AGO….WIFE OF JOHN SHANKS….CHANGED HER NAME GOT SOME WORK ON HER FACE… ALL SO HOLLYWOOD haha check out INDECENT BEHAVIOR 3 ……ITS A WINNER!!! a porn star judge.

ewwww no. they started with three judges they dont need to change that. american idol is fine with out her

lips,tits and smack that ass. @ 08/25/2008 at 10:01 pm

ARE THE F U C K I N G KIDDING ME?. Who came up with this one?.

wHAT R THEY DOING? @ 08/26/2008 at 2:55 am

IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T TRY 2 FIX IT!!

I first thought they were going to replace Paula. It turned out the producers decided to add a fourth judge. Though there’s gossip that Paula is pissed about this, I expect new “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi will add fresh inputs and better critique of the contestants’ performances.

I’m sorry, but a woman who wrote a song called “Cheetah Love” is not one of America’s most successful song writers! LOL I think it is stupid to add another judge and I think they show is only going to last one more season. It’s sad because it had such a good premise.

It IS broke. Their rating have been steadily declining. They have to do something to shake things up. Personally I wish they would dump Paula’s whiny butt altogether. She drives me crazy. Hopefully this new judge will do all of us women proud. :)

omgwtfbbqliketotally @ 10/26/2008 at 12:59 pm

OMG. THEY DONT NEED ANOTHER FRIKKIN JUDGE. ITS FINE W/ 3.

imbringingsexyback @ 10/26/2008 at 1:00 pm

omgwtfbbq they dont need another judgeee. there is no point in watching this now. so im not! buhbye american idol!

ohnoyoudidnt! @ 10/26/2008 at 1:02 pm

omfgg. no. uh uh. IM NOT WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL NEMORE B/C THEY DONT NEED ANOTHER FRIKKIN JUDGE IT STARTED W/ 3 AND IT SHOULD STAY LIKE THAT

BOOO

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