09/06/2010 // Los Angeles, California, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Los Angeles – Another judge is reportedly making a departure from “American Idol.” As reported by the Associated Press (AP), hit making singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi is leaving the popular reality program like fellow “Idol” judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, after weeks of speculation on whether she would remain a part of the panel.
DioGuardi is quoted by the AP as saying in a statement regarding her exit from the show, “I felt like I won the lottery when I joined `American Idol’ two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave `Idol’”
DioGuardi has written songs recorded by popular artists such as Faith Hill, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and other musicians.
The tenth season of “American Idol” is set to begin in January.
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