Idol executive producer Ken Warwick says the shows new judge, singer Kara DioGuardi, is going to turn Simons world upside down this season.
Warwick says adding a fourth judge to the Idol mix gives Simon less power because hes outnumbered.
DioGuardi and Paula Abdul have a tendency to team up against Simon, much to the bitter judges annoyance.
Says Warwick: When the girls get together, it makes really good TV. Kara fits in well with the group.
Another good thing about the Idol rookie is that since shes a working singer, shes able to lead by example.
Warwick explains, She sings great, so if a contestant doesnt sing the song right, Kara can show them how to do it on the spot. She sings a couple times from the judges panel.
The eighth season of American Idol premieres January 13 on FOX.
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