Posted on Sat Sep 4, 2010 09:20 AM PDT
Kara DioGuardi has confirmed she is leaving Fox's hit reality show American Idol, and she released the following statement about her departure:
- "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. I am very proud to have been associated with American Idol â€“- it has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to FOX, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!"
Show creator and executive producer Simon Fuller added, "Kara is one of the world's best songwriters. She has been passionate and committed to Idol over the last two seasons. I will miss having her on the show, but I look forward to working with her in music for many years to come."
With fellow judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres gone as well, is there really any reason to watch?
It's all about the X Factor baby!
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