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meet idol’s 4th judge kara dioguardi!

meet idol’s 4th judge kara dioguardi!
August 26, 2008 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


good evening! i just finished watching hillary clinton‘s speech at the DNC in denver which i thought was amazing & inspiring – i’m totally on board to elect barack obama the next president of the united states! speaking of ms. clinton – her supposed favorite TV show is american idol which is switching things up by adding a 4th judge when the 8th season kicks off in january – i’m glad that the producers are adding in a judge rather than replacing one (once paula abdul, simon cowell, or randy jackson leave – the show will have totally jumped the shark which we know will happen eventually…probably sooner than later)



i’m actually a huge fan of the new judge kara dioguardi who i discovered by way of platinum weird (an album she wrote & performed with dave stewart (of eurythmics) and was previously featured on popbytes here & here – quick sidenote: one of the album’s tracks taking chances became celine dion‘s lead single off her latest album!) kara has also worked with a number of other pop artists including pink, natasha bedingfield, gwen stefani, and leona lewis to name just a few – i think she’ll be a perfect fit on american idol! i’m glad she’ll be getting more exposure (and no worries she’s already a good friend of ms. abdul’s – no catfights for now…) she’s really talented and will bring some new life to idol which i still enjoy a whole lot yet we are heading into the 8th season (i’d still say my favorite season was when fantasia won and we were first introduced to jennifer hudson) below are some pictures of the idol gang over at NYC’s chelsea piers where they officially introduced ms. dioguardi as the newest AI judge! popbytes over & out for now…xxoo

speaking about the moment she was offered the role, kara dioguardi says, “i almost fell off the chair” and adds that she hopes to create “a new chemistry as well as keeping the old”. and asked how she felt about judging wannabe pop stars, she says, “i’m a little nervous. i’m going to be a straight shooter and say it like i see it and maintain that philosophy. i’m somebody who’s really honest and gives an opinion. if i feel i need to be hard, i will be. and if i feel i need to be more nurturing, i will be.”



american idol 4th judge kara dioguardi
american idol 4th judge kara dioguardi
american idol 4th judge kara dioguardi
american idol 4th judge kara dioguardi
american idol 4th judge kara dioguardi
american idol 4th judge kara dioguardi



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