I dunno if I like this. Is she gonna be a drunken ass bitch like Paula or a loud-mouth attention whore? If not, she’s gotta go!
Paula, Randy and Simon are getting some company.
Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi is joining American Idol as a judge when the singing competition returns for its eighth season in January 2009.
“We are turning the heat up on Idol this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table,” show creator Simon Fuller said in a statement released Monday. “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.”
DioGaurdi is certainly qualified for the job, having written songs for artists as diverse as Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Santana, and Pink. Even Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers have released DioGuardi’s songs.
Producers always intended to have a fourth judge on the panel.
“We’ve seen from our international series that having a fourth judge creates a dynamic that benefits both the contestants and the viewers,” Frot-Coutaz said.
I’m guessing contestants now have to get the approval of three judges instead of just two. That’s gonna be hard! I’ll tune in to see what she’s all about. American Idol had to do something new. Next they should replace Ryan Seacrest, get someone funny, hot and naked up there.