Move over that "mysterious" beverage Paula Abdul. You'll have a little less time to say one less "dog" Randy Jackson. And Simon Cowell, well I doubt he's really going to change much this coming season of American Idol when a fourth judge is added to the show. Read more here.
Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi, will provide a little "girl power" to the judging panel according to a Fox executive.
Adding a fourth judge is no a novel idea according to the show's executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz.
"We had originally intended for American Idol to have four judges," she said.
DioGuardio has written songs recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Pink.
What do you think about adding a fourth judge to the mix? Will the chemistry be negatively affected. Will this give Paula less of an opportunity to make a fool of herself? We'll find out when the show debuts on Fox in January.
In other Idolnews, Ace Young, who competed on season five, will join the Broadway cast of Grease on September 9. Young will play Kenickie. The 27-year-old will make his debut two days after season six Idol winner Taylor Hicks completes a two-month stint as Teen Angel.