June 17, 2010 09:27 AM by Nancy Floyd
AsÂ American Idol producers struggle to find someone to fill the judging seat previously occupied byÂ Simon Cowell, fellow judgeÂ Kara DioGuardi thinks they should throw out the mold and find a brand new type of person. Recognizing that there’s no one who could truly replace Cowell, DioGuardi recommends that the producers find someone totally different. Keep reading for more details on who DioGuardi thinks should take Cowell’s job and how much she’ll miss the acerbic Brit…
American Idol fans are waiting with bated breath to see who will be hired asÂ Simon Cowell‘s successor. The Brit just finished his final season with Idol, leaving the show behind to focus on his new reality TV venture,Â X Factor. Fellow judge,Â Kara DioGuardi isn’t confident that anyone can really replace the longtime judge known for his clever wit and sharp barbs.
â€œNo one will ever be Simon â€¦ Itâ€™s impossible,â€Â Kara DioGuardi says. “He does things that no one has ever done. Heâ€™s created this tremendous character who is funny, still has a human side, but is just blatantly honest.â€
AlthoughÂ Simon Cowell‘s shoes will be hard to fill on theÂ American Idol judging panel, DioGuardi definitely thinks the four judge format should remain. “People have gotten used to four judges,â€ she says. â€œWhen I first came on, it was definitely, â€˜Oh sheâ€™s taking over Paula [Abdul, as the third judge],â€™ which was not the case. I was never there to take Paulaâ€™s position. I do think that four judges works. Itâ€™s really about getting someone who has a lot of experience in music to replace Simon.”
The person thatÂ Kara DioGuardi has in mind to replaceÂ Simon Cowell is Harry Connick Jr., who served as a guest mentor this season. “What I liked about Harry [as a mentor this past season] is he is put so much time into helping those contestants, and I think he really did help them,â€ she says.
Regardless of who takes Cowell’s place,Â Kara DioGuardi will always miss the Brit.Â â€œI always had mad respect for him, and I think heâ€™s really brilliant,â€ says DioGuardi. â€œThe first year was hard, you know. I was trying to be like â€˜Let me in, let me in.â€™ I was like the outsider. This year, I just enjoyed him so much on the panel, and I thought he was so good to me, very supportive, and I thanked him a lot for that.â€
Topics: American Idol, FOX Reality TV Shows, Kara DioGuardi, Simon Cowell |
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