Monday, August 25, 2008

Idol to add fourth judge

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I guess the producers of American Idol knew they needed to shake things up a bit in order to keep interest of the public!

Idol is set to have a fourth judge for its eighth season in January of next year.

Joining Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson, is grammy-nominated songwriter, Kara DioGuard. She is the woman responsible for writing songs for Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Pink, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, along with Idol alumni Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.

“We are turning the heat up on Idol this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table,” said Simon Fuller, the creator of the show. “She is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America’s most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show.”

A fourth judge on the show isn't a new idea, as the producers have always intended to add one more person to the mix.

“We’ve seen from our international series that having a fourth judge creates a dynamic that benefits both the contestants and the viewers,” said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz.

The producers are also hoping that by adding another female to the panel, there will be a lot more "girl power" on the show.

Wonder what Paul thinks of this! This is probably the first step in kicking her out!

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