American Idol Adds Kara DioGuardi as a Judge
LOS ANGELES, (RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 25, 2008–It looks like the time-honored trio of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul is about to augmented to include an additional female judge.
In a statement released earlier today, American Idol creator Simon Fuller announced that the uber-popular singing competition judges panel will include Kara DioGuardi when Season 8 begins in January of 2009.
Fuller told press, “We are turning the heat up on Idol this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table. 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.”
Amidst all of the hype and excitement, AI judge Paula Abdul said earlier today that she has her concerns as well. “I am concerned about the audience and acceptance. Time will tell. We’ll see. They always tried for a fourth judge because it followed the format of the original show, Pop Idol. We haven’t had much luck with that working, but we’re gonna give it another try.” She also noted, “It takes the fun out of all the hard work I do to push those kids through.”
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