Fox confirms Kara DioGuardi's return to 'American Idol'
Confirming published reports from last week, Fox has officially announced that American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will be back for the show’s ninth season. “She is a breath of fresh air, and her passion for music and her understanding of talent is invaluable,” said Idol creator/exec producer Simon Fuller in a statement; Fuller praised DioGuardi for championing runner-up Adam Lambert. The new season of Idol is set to begin filming Aug. 6.
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