Friday, January 9, 2009

New ‘Idol’ Judge Gets Schooled

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Musician Kara DioGuardi is quickly learning that being the new kid on American Idol isn’t easy.

DioGuardi – a singer/songwriter who’s worked with Beyonce, Pink, and Colbie Caillat – is the new judge on American Idol, and the experience feels like her first day of school all over again.

She explains, “It’s been kind of unnerving, especially at first. I didn’t know where I’d sit, when I’d speak. I’m fitting in little by little.”

Luckily, DioGuardi has made friends quickly, especially with fellow judge Paula Abdul.

She says, “There’s a little girl power going on with Paula and I. Sometimes we side against the guys.”

She recalls an audition where an Idol wannabe performed in only her bikini which had Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson gawking while Abdul and DioGuardi just sighed and rolled their eyes.

So far, Simon hasn’t bullied the newbie too much, but she utters, “There’s still time!”

Season eight of American Idol premieres Tuesday (Jan. 13) on FOX.

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