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?
[Image via WENN.]
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