Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Kara DioGuardi Added as New Fourth Judge on "American Idol"
Viewers will be seeing someone new sitting next to Paula, Randy and Simon when "American Idol" returns in January. Kara DioGuardi, a 37 year old Grammy nominated songwriter, will be a new permanent fourth judge. Many of the international versions of "Idol" have four judges but this is a first for the US show. DioGuardi's songs have appeared on more than 100 million records and have been recorded by artists like Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Enrique Iglesias, Jewel and Faith Hill just to name a few. She was also a judge on the show "The One" which was canceled after only two episodes back in the summer of 2006. Talking about her approach to the show she said "I'd say I'm honest. I'd say I believe in what I believe in, and I'm willing to fight for it. And I'm pretty feisty. I'm just gonna speak to Simon the way I speak to everybody. I'm just gonna have my opinion, be honest and I don't foresee any problems. I'm really excited about this, and up for the challenge."