September 11, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
With the recent news that Ellen DeGeneresÂ will be filling in for Paula AbdulÂ onÂ American Idol, how are the other judges feeling about it? Keep reading to hear Kara DioGuardi‘s response to the newest addition on the judges’ panel…
Kara told The Morning Joly With Larry Flick, “I’m a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan.Â I think she’s going to bring so much to the show.”Â “She’s somebody who loves music, she’s positive, she loves kids…She is somebody who has watched the show from the beginning, knows everything there is to know about American Idol, and I think ultimately it’s going to be a great new energy,” she continued.Â
Kara adds that she is actually somewhat relieved that the focus will be taken off her.”Yeah, I got slagged,” she said. “People were … it was difficult for them to accept the change. It was difficult for them to understand why somebody who nobody had ever heard of could kind of come out of nowhere and sit next to these iconic figures. You know, why was I there, what did I do to deserve to do to be there?”
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