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Kara DioGuardi Claims Being An Idol Judge Was "Torture"

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Kara Says Idol Was Torture

Kara DioGuardi, arguably the fans least favorite judge (we thought she held her own!), has written a memoir and recently had a chat with Matt Lauer about the show and how it affected her.

We can definitely understand the daunting task of being the one to "mix things up" on a show that has a huge following and a pretty set way of doing things. We can also understand that people didn't really know what Kara did or really who she was in the scheme of it all, including the industry.

Here's what she had to say about her experience:

“It took the viewers awhile to understand why I was there. It was like I broke up the Beatles.”

[S]he describes American Idol as being “mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging… it was torture.”

“I think they wanted to mix it up. They wanted the chemistry to be fresh. It was really difficult to come into something so established.”

“I have to say I have nothing but love for American Idol. I came through it. I’m stronger for it. I got to face some really big fears.”

Well, we're glad that you aren't throwing the show to the wolves, even it it was torture of you. Having a positive outlook on it is much healthier, and believe it or not — the show did a lot for you career in bring you to the attention of everyone who watched, which, as we know, is a balls-load of people!

Hope everything is going well post-Idol!

Will U be reading Kara's book?

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16 comments to “Kara DioGuardi Claims Being An Idol Judge Was "Torture"”

  1. 1

    IDK I always kind of liked her? She also has written (Some) pretty good songs… others are total crap lol…

  2. 2

    Poor Kara and her torture, she and that little Sacramento 10 year old foster girl who was burnt with cigarettes daily, had every bone in her body broken…twice, and was brutally raped and then starved to death and left in an abandoned home have SO MUCH IN COMMON….

  3. 3

    Why is it that everytime a "celeb" comes out with a book they claim sexual abuse and rape? This is becoming a trend, I don't believe them any more.

  4. 4

    why the fuck is she complaining?? she was being payed millions to fucking talk for what? about 15 mins all together during an hour? get real! I would do it for nothing! what a dream job! shes just pissed she got fired!!

  5. 5

    I wonder if she was "tortured" by her million dollar paycheck…

  6. 6

    What an idiotic spoiled cun*t. Go dig ditches, bitch.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    How torturous to have to sit on a stage and judge people then get paid in one night as much as make in a year!!!!!

  9. 9

    what a coincidence! I thought her time on Idol was torture too!

  10. 10

    If it was torture for her to be an American Idol judge, how does she think we feel having to listen to her crap each week?

  11. 11


    No one knew who I was and now Idol made me famous enough for people to care.


    I got paid a lot of money to listen to people sing


    It was torture

    I'm self important enough to compare myself to the Beatles in any way, shape or form, when I don't have one ounce of the talent that Ringo has in a daily shit


  12. 12

    I can't stand her!!!

  13. 13

    Actually, the "torture" was the song she wrote for American Idol - "No Boundaries!" That song was heinous! I love Jennifer Lopez, she is really a breath of fresh air. Idol better this year.

  14. 14

    Kara sucks! Go away!

  15. 15

    To go on TV and give your opinion on singing auditions…get paid for it…get recognition…and…this is TORTURE??!! On Jesus…come on…El A truly has given celebrities an inflated value of their worth. Try working 8:30am to 5:00pm five days a week for $45,000 a year then tell me how tough it is to be a judge on American Idol. You have to wonder now about all her other whining and pontificating…Jesus!!

  16. 16

    nice third eye there kara and yes it was torture having you on idol