Kara Dioguardi was polarizing for most loyal fans of American Idol.
The different poles seemed to typically enjoy Kara and her rambling, sassy criticism, while others just saw her as annoying foreplay for Simon’s criticism.
The latter group will rejoice with the following news: Dioguardi has reportedly been booted from Idol a day following Ellen’s “decision” to leave the show*.
*The quotations indicate sarcasm in that Ellen most likely didn’t just decide to leave Idol, rather she was forced out because she was given the option to save face before she was fired by the show’s producers.
The judges in place to replace Ellen and Kara, according to reports, are Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. At this point, Lopez’s contract is reportedly a done deal while Tyler’s has yet to be hammered out. Flanking Randy Jackson with Tyler and Lopez would be a fascinating change to the show and guarantee renewed interest in a franchise that saw its ratings slide down a steep decline last season.
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Kara DioGuardi, the fourth judge on this year’s American Idol, will be back for the next season of the popular Fox show, even though fans don’t seem to like her all that much.
Part of the reason was because DioGuardi was unprepared for the scale of which American television viewers love American Idol and the pressures that come from that.
“I probably in my own way didn’t really take in what a huge thing it was, just `cause it would be so overwhelming,” DioGuardi told the AP. “Until I kind of showed up and was like, `Omigod, what am I doing here? This is, like, huge!’ And then it really hit me when we went live that, wow, `I got to speak live in front of 30 million people?’”
The one thing that DioGuardi brings is her songwriting experience, which none of the three judges have that much experience in (especially Paula). And it’s clear from the previous seasons of AI that America doesn’t usually always pick the artist who’s best suited for life in the recording industry. So I think it’s a good thing that DioGuardi will stick around because she reinforces what the show is about, even if the audience doesn’t like her.