April 23, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
One pair that is definitely not feuding onÂ American Idol is judgesÂ Simon Cowell andÂ Kara DioGuardi. According to DioGuardi, the two are getting along splendidly this season. Keep reading for more details about what DioGuardi thinks about Cowell and how much she respects him…
There never seems to be a shortage of fight rumors on the set ofÂ American Idol. There was the alleged jealousy betweenÂ Kara DioGuardi andÂ Paula Abdul, followed by the supposed power struggle ofÂ Simon Cowell andÂ Ellen DeGeneres, and now theÂ betrayal betweenÂ Crystal Bowersox andÂ Ryan Seacrest. One pair that is reportedly among the few actually getting along: judgesÂ Simon Cowell andÂ Kara DioGuardi. DioGuardi opens up about her relationship with Cowell and how they two have found a way to get along ‘splendidly.’
Despite being in her second season ofÂ American Idol,Â â€œa lot of people still ask, â€˜Who is that girl sitting next to Ellen and Simon?,â€™â€Â Kara DioGuardi says.Â â€œIt surprises me when Simon agrees with me. [I think to myself] â€˜Is something wrong? Is someone paying you?â€™ [And then I realize] â€˜Oh you already have enough money.â€™â€
DioGuardi says that this season onÂ American Idol, there is nothing but love between her and the acerbic judge.Â â€œWeâ€™ve been getting along splendidly. I have mad respect for Simon. I kind of look up to him. Heâ€™s a bit older than me â€¦ way older than me â€” like 30 years!â€ she jokes.
Regardless of the quality of her relationships on the show, DioGuardi is grateful for the opportunity to be onÂ American Idol.Â Â â€œBeing onÂ Idol changed my thinking. Being around [the other judges] really inspires me. I feel like the sky is the limit. I am just a songwriter who is lucky enough to be onÂ American Idol,â€ she says.