The big news on TV today is the addition of Kara DioGuardi on American Idol's judging panel. She is EVERYWHERE, rather, the news is EVERYWHERE. Is this a big deal?
"We are turning the heat up on 'Idol' this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges' table," creator/executive producer Simon Fuller said. "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."Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy nominated composer who has worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Santana, and Pink. She has also worked with the likes of Paris Hilton.
Added Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell: "For the past seven seasons, Paula has had to endure the experience of being the only woman at the judges' table. She's been as an island of consideration and gentle criticism between Randy and Simon, offering her invaluable expertise as a performer and No. 1 artist to the thousands who have competed on 'Idol.' With Kara by her side, Paula finally has some backup, and now there is going to be a lot more girl power on the show." | THR
From last season's crop of talents, she was partial to Brooke White but her idol favorite has always been Kelly Clarkson.
The addition of Kara is part of Idol's retooling of the show, which has been on the drawing board since the middle of last season.