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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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  • kiki

    Another judge?!?

  • Taylor

    they don’t need another judge!

  • kiki

    She’s great!

  • ayo

    oh lord. she wrote those horrid cheetah girls songs.

  • mike

    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!!! :)

  • me

    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!

  • alex

    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…

  • elizadoolittle

    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.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …`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~

  • Rick

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

  • victoria

    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

    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”

  • gina

    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

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

  • i know the truth

    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.

  • abriana

    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.

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

  • wHAT R THEY DOING?

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

  • http://www.monacome.com monaco

    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.

  • Shawna

    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.

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  • Woo hoo!

    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

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

  • imbringingsexyback

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

  • ohnoyoudidnt!

    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

  • betterthan4judges

    EEWW Saggy BOOB Sock!! Cover it up Kara Diosaggo.

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    lol saggy boob?

  • Autumn

    hmm. doesn’t make to much sense. What if two judges said yes and the other two said no…Not too even…Oh well..isn’t there a main judge decides if they make it no matter what the others say? I hope there is. Confusion.

  • Autumn

    I mean fair..hehe not even, Blonde moment.

  • John

    what happens if two judges vote no and two yes?

  • Julian

    mmm … i think i fall in love with her … lol …

  • crit killen

    kara completely ruins the banter and formula or idol. she is arrogant, snobbish, and portrays too much of an elite-better than attitude. Simon is different because he is likeable. she is one of those stuck up girls who wouldn’t give you the time of day.

    GET RID OF HER!

  • Judy

    I liked her on the first two shows, but she grows more aggressive with each appearance, especially with Simon. Randy, Paula, and somewhat Simon, have begun to slide into the background. While Simon is caustic he is usually right I find Kara’s tirades uncomfortable, too personal and they kill the moment , even the contestants appear bewildered. A fourth judge is okay, but she’s not the one.

  • domoon

    Why did AI mess with success? I find Kara totally annoying. Makes me wonder if there is truth to the “casting couch” theory. I think the reason AI has been such a success is because Randy, Paula and Simon compliment each other and Kara has thrown a wrench into what has been working so well. I hope the producers wise up and get rid of Kara before their viewers get fed up and stop watching.

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  • http://quizmaker.com roze12

    ok ya so that is kinda stuped that they have another juge and kara is a bad juge she is like sending all of the good people home like cody the kid who maked the creepy move’s he rocked and i tell you the best sanger is danny gokey if he gose home i will freek so kara he better win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • my.ai.02

    No, no, no! Kara’s comments are riddles. Most the time who knows, she just flip flops around then stares at Paula for her to comment. Get her OFF there NOW! She’s trying to play the role of Paula at times and be “political,” and a poor try at that. She can’t speak in complete sentences and runs on and on. It makes the show run even longer. Absurd. Wait, I take that back about Paula. Her comments are actually making more sense this season. Randy seems more critical, dog ,this season. And the one’s he compliments we need a translator for. Dope? Whatever. Now, Simon, other than passing through the bikini girl, I almost always agree with what he has to say. But this season, the writing is on the wall. AI is going down like the titanic. And the band played on.

  • La’Nae Zumo

    I think kara is a big mouth and her own greatest fan. She wanted to mess up america’s love for adam lambert. way to go miss-fit.
    He is bi sexual and everone who worked with him already knew this. So what. He can pick and choose. what about u? Lambert fans will be looking in you closet from this point on sister.

  • La’Nae Zumo

    I think kara is a big mouth and her own greatest fan. She wanted to mess up america’s love for adam lambert. way to go miss-fit.
    He is bi sexual and everone who worked with him already knew this. So what. He can pick and choose. what about u? Lambert fans will be looking in you closet from this point on sister.

  • chuck

    Kara was awful, did nothing for the show.

  • Arnold

    Kara Diogardi… u shudn’t b a American idol judge bcus
    u ain’t cool N u dont even look like a judge
    u not cool, not pretty, nd da most can’t sing
    1st u gota judge yurself, then judge others
    u shud seriously leave dat position. U violated on dis dude,with the long brown hair on jan12, 2010. 1st respect others, then expect respct back. HATER

  • satinder

    Forget Kara why was Victoria talentless on in the Boston auditions has Simon Fuller gone mad she had only her limited singing abilty in common with the I am the next Idol dreamers in common.
    She couldnt think of anything intelligenyt so commented on the look rather than the singing she obviously thought she was on Americas next model

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    I think Kara is ok…. I dunno why you guys are hating on her..

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