September 21, 2008 11:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
Kara DioGuardihas finished participating in four sets of American Idol 8 auditions; New York, Jacksonville, Louisville and San Francisco andKara says sheis beginning to feel more comfortable being a part of the judging panel.
“I just know I’m getting my groove, loosening up and forgetting about the big elephant in the room,” she told the New York Post about joining American Idol judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell as the Fox mega-hit’s new fourth judge.
“The first few cities I was like, ‘Oh my God, the camera is on me’, it was a little strange,” she continued. “But I’m starting to let my true self come out. You forget about the camera and start being you. And that’s been fun for me.”
She also told the newspaper that she’s been “pretty honest” in her opinions about the contestants.
“I think you’re going to see me be nice at times, but I’m a little more hard on the contestants,” she told the Post.
“That’s kind of my motto: ‘All right, I’m gonna give you another chance, but you’re skating on thin ice,’” she said. “If there’s something there, I’ll give someone a shot, and then kill ‘em during Hollywood week.”
When Fox first announced that DioGuardi would be joining the show, producer, Simon Fuller described her as a “smart, sassy lady,” and she has been living up to those words so far!
American Idol’s eighth season will premiere in January 2009.
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