I can be pretty tough at times, and nurturing when I have to be.

I have my own style ... I'm honest. And pretty feisty.

I think he's been pretty spot on most of the time.

Kara DioGuardi [on Simon Cowell]

I'm a little nervous. I'm going to be a straight shooter and say it like I see it and maintain that philosophy.

I'm one of those people who's pretty honest and kind of say what I feel. I think you're going to see me be nice at times, but I'm a little more hard on the contestants.

Kara DioGuardi: That's kind of my motto: 'All right, I'm gonna give you another chance, but you're skating on thin ice.'

I don't mince words, but I do have a heart.

I would say that Paula has a lot of heart. I would say that Simon pretty much tells it like it is. Sometimes he can be pretty harsh, but he's usually right.

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!

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Kara DioGuardi Biography

New American Idol Judges Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who will be joining the judging table for American Idol's eighth season. DioGuardi grew... More »
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