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American singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV personality


DioGuardi is a judge in the eighth season of popular TV Show American Idol. She has worked with Celine Dion, Ashlee Simpson, David Archuleta, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Cobra Starship, and Paula Abdul.

Kara DioGuardi Info

Birth nameKara Elizabeth DioGuardi
Date of BirthDecember 9, 1970
Place of BirthOssining, New York, U.S.
OccupationsSongwriter, record producer, A&R, music publisher, singer, television personality, musical arranger
GenresPop rock, dance, R&B
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsInterscope, Rocket (Platinum Weird), Warner Bros. (A&R)
OriginNew Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Associated actsPlatinum Weird, MaD DoLL, Miley Cyrus, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Delta Goodrem, Pink, Celine Dion, The Pussycat Dolls, Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen
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 It surprises me when Simon agrees with me. [I think to myself] ‘Is something wrong? Is someone paying you?’ [And then I realize] ‘Oh you already have enough money’. We’ve been getting along splendidly. I have mad respect for Simon. I kind of look up to him. He’s a bit older than me … way older than me — like 30 years! 
— Kara DioGuardi is surprised when Simon Cowell agrees with her on the American Idol show / April 12, 2010
Related Quotes: American Idol
 I'm just happy to see him follow his dreams. I love him, he's my dad and I wish him well. 
— Kara DioGuardi wishing her dad Joseph DioGuardi who is running for the office of U.S. Senator from New York / March 26, 2010
 I will be performing many of the hit songs I have written and telling the audience the story behind them and the personal stories that created them, 
— Kara DioGuardi will make her concert debut in Atlantic City / March 26, 2010
 Finding someone who has a lot of knowledge about music and who is also an interesting character is going to be a daunting task, 
— Kara DioGuardi saying replacing Simon Cowell on American Idol is difficult / March 18, 2010
 I like Tommy Mottola, because he has launched the careers of a lot of superstars… but whoever gets the call has got to be a character. 
— Kara DioGuardi saying replacing Simon Cowell on American Idol is difficult / March 18, 2010

 Could I be next to bigger people? My God - Ryan Seacrest, Ellen, Simon and Randy! Sometimes I look in the hallway and think, ‘There's a billion dollars in this building!' 
— Kara DioGuardi sometimes can't believe she is on American Idol show with such big personalities / March 18, 2010
 People are so mean... they'll go, ‘Kara's stupid. She repeats whatever Randy says. Paula's way better' or ‘she's ugly'. I'm like, really? I may not be some beauty but ugly. 
— Kara DioGuardi saying some viewers of the American idol show are critical of her judgement / March 18, 2010
 Oh, he's naughty, naughty, naughty!. He's that guy who was a year in front of you in school, who had that smile that was so captivating, but if you went there, he would eat you alive. 
— Kara DioGuardi about Simon Cowell / March 16, 2010
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 He's funny and quick-witted. At times, we disagree, but I dish it right back at him, because I'm from New York and I'm feisty. 
— Kara DioGuardi about Simon Cowell / March 16, 2010