With Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and others putting on such stellar eighth season performances on American Idol, the presence of new judge Kara DioGuardi has almost gone unnoticed.

In a new interview with TV Guide Magazine, the songwriter even admits this may be her only experience on the show.

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Tomorrow morning, we'll have a full report on Kara DioGuardi's first night as an American Idol judge.

But a quick look at the songwriter's personal life reveals this tidbit of exciting information:

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The main American Idol talk this week has centered around Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on the show. Look for her in season eight.

But while decisions such as this were being made behind the scenes, the two most popular contestants from season seven were entertaining fans as part of the American Idols Live Tour.

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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?

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Paula Abdul is excited to work alongside Kara DioGuardi. Forget the concern she showed before.

"This is gonna be a good thing. I'm really thrilled," Abdul told Perez Hilton, likely at the urging of American Idol producers. "For me, I'm excited as can be. I think this time around, it's gonna work adding a new judge. A lot of surprises are in store that are gonna make it more exciting to watch the show."

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The unveiling of the Dancing with the Stars cast and a fourth American Idol judge made this quite the banner day for TV news.

We had Kim Kardashian and the new Dancing cast pretty much pegged, but the latter - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi joining American Idol when the musical competition returns this January - came out of left field.

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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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Kara DioGuardi Quotes

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

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

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