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American Idol: Kara DioGuardi Will Be Returning As Judge

August 04, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick

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After much speculation on whether or not producers would bring back the fourth American Idoljudge, it has finally been made official. Kara DioGuardi, an accomplished songwriter and producer, will be returning to coach a new batch of Idol hopefuls come this January. So far, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara are slated to return, however,the jury is still out on Paula Abdul.

“We are so happy to welcome back Kara for her second season with Idol,” the show’s creator, Simon Fuller, said according to a report on Usmagazine.com. “She is a breath of fresh air, and her passion for music and her understanding of talent is invaluable. This show is all about discovering new talent, and Kara’s championing of Adam Lambert is proof positive of her great instinct.”

“Kara brings her own special style and sensibility to the show, which includes her innate talent to identify, nurture and direct a performer’s potential. We’re very pleased with her contributions as the fourth judge on the panel,” added executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz.

The judges will start filming live auditions this August 6. Although Paula said on July 30 that she was still trying to work out the details of her contract, chances are they will do what it takes to bring her back.

How can we have this show without the pointless ramblings and blind encouragement of Paula? Well, I just don’t think we can.

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