American Idol is not planning to let Dancing With the Stars steal their media spotlight. According to E! Online, five months before the new season of American Idol is set to kick off producers are shaking things up in a big way by adding a fourth permanent judge to the table.

Kara DioGuardi will be joining Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson for the eighth season of American Idol. DioGuardi is a big name in the music business, having strong ties to the behind the scenes world of Idol, writing tracks for David Cook, David Archuleta, Carrie Underwood, Clay Aiken, Bo Bice, Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks.
Just how BIG is DioGuardi in the music world? She has made hits for Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Paris Hilton, Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Santana, Hilary Duff, Simpsons Jessica and Ashlee.
Is Idol making the right move by adding Kara DioGuardi? What kind of judge will DioGuardi be?

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