When Kara DioGuardi accepted her job as the fourth judge on "American Idol," she did not immediately grasp the enormity of a full-time gig on the most-watched TV show in the nation. This is, like, huge! Since joining the judges' panel, DioGuardi has weathered the curve balls of live television, eye rolls from Simon Cowell and criticism of her judging abilities by the viewer peanut gallery.
I heard that Kara was being added as a fourth judge in season eight, and I had no idea who she was. I also wasn't quite sure why the producers felt the need to add another judge. Maybe this was a way to redeem themselves by adding a judge who's an actual record producer and will convince fans that she knows what she's talking about.
Kara DioGuardi has joked that she might have to take all her clothes off. The American Idol judge, who stripped down to a bathing suit on live TV last year to duet with her least-favourite contestant Bikini Girl, said that she is not sure how to top it this year. Next to shots of her in a bikini in Maxim magazine, DioGuardi said: "Um, [maybe this year I could] get naked?
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Bikini girl video. It featured new judge Kara DioGuardi as the fourth addition to the panel. I found singer songwriter DioGuardi a little underwhelming.
January 14th,pm. Darrell then snapped, "your demonstration wasn't any better. It was probably a good call to wear the bikini at the end of the day," DioGuardi told Seacrest.
She didn't make me look stupid," she continues. See unforgettable moments from the Idol finale. DioGuardi and Darrell have been feuding since the judge slammed her performance of Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" during her audition.
Whether you were an avid fan with an itchy voting finger, a casual viewer or just someone who got stuck listening to post-show chatter around the water coolerAmerican Idol has been a huge piece of our pop-culture puzzle for the past 15 years. Soon — April 7th, to be exact — it will all just be a distant memory. A UC Berkeley civil engineering student at the time, off-key Hung and his sweet-but-clueless Season 3 proclamation of having "no professional training" won hearts across America in — but, alas, not a Golden Ticket. Love him or loathe him, Simon Cowell helped put American Idol on the map with his scathing critiques of contestants, especially during the regional auditions.
Credit: WENN. New judge Kara DioGuardi talked to the man who thought it was a good idea to high five a blind guy, Ryan Seacrest, on his show yesterday. Instead she took it personally, came off as petty, and is now defending herself.