Kara DioGuardi

Kara DioGuardi


12/9/1970, Scarsdale, New York

Birth Name

Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi


  • Jewel and Kara DioGuardi on Platinum Hit.
  • Kara DioGuardi on Platinum Hit.
  • Jewel and Kara DioGuardi on Platinum Hit.
  • Kara DioGuardi on Platinum Hit.
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Kara DioGuardi is creative, confident, successful, and, unitl American Idol, a behind the scenes artist, songwriter, and producer. DioGuardi made it big long before American Idol's producers came calling.

Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi was born in Westchester, NY on Dec. 9, 1970. She is the daughter of…more


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    • Kara DioGuardi : I really like Daughtry. I would love to co-write with him. If he's out there and he wants to do a co-write, please call me!

    • Kara: I think that really the hardest part about being a writer is getting in a room and being naked in front of your co-writer, and allowing someone to say to you, 'That's not very good,' and not get offended. To this day, still, I'm always listening to what people have to say. But you always have to keep your ears open. I'm still learning to this day.

    • Kara: When you're trying to be an artist, you're totally about your feelings. I always write from melody because that's where the art comes from.

    • Kara(On her relationship with fellow American Idol judges, Randy, Paula, and Simon): I'm like the long-lost cousin who they're not sure they wanted to see, but now they're like, 'Okay, you can stay for dinner.'"

  • Kara is a breath of fresh air!

    This show really needed someone who wasn't biased and judged fairly based on TALENT. She does just that, and always tells it like it is, without being too harsh. She's the perfect combination of the positive qualities of Paula Abdul and the good qualities of Simon Cowell. Besides the fact that Kara is just what this show needed, she also brings a little something extra to the snow. Her critiques are short and sweet. Her advice is direct and knowledgeable and she has a certain star quality about her that makes me wonder why she is so under appreciated. I wasn't so sure about Idol adding a judge to it's panel. Now I can't imagine the snow without her.moreless