Despite the popularity of last season's two finalists - seriously, people love David Archuleta and David Cook - American Idol producers knew they had to shake up the show a bit.
Ratings were in decline, complaints about staleness were prominent, Randy Jackson couldn't go two sentences without uttering the word "dawg." What was the show to do?
Hire Kara DioGuardi.
The decision to add the songwriter as a fourth judges has been met with questionable excitement from Paula Abdul and a series of raised eyebrows from fans. Chime in now with your opinion:
Does American Idol need Kara DioGuardi?