Today I'm thinking about American Idol starting on Tuesday night. This could be Simon's last season! I can't even imagine the show without him. It can survive without Paula, but Simon? I'm not so sure. Rumor has it that if Simon bails on the show Piers Morgan from America's Got Talent, AKA the mean British guy that beat Trace Adkins in Celebrity Apprentice, might be interested in taking his place. That would probably kill that America's Got Talent show because The Hoff is rumored to be leaving that show too!!
Anyway getting back to American Idol another person from the show is going country, but this time it's not a contestant it's one of the judges. Songwriter Kara DioGuardi sat down for a songwriting session in Nashville with Darius Rucker! Kara tells Billboard that writing a country song is a real challenge for her and that's a good thing. She says, "Country is lyrically heavy in a way that pop music isn't. It really tests me. It makes me go back to songwriting 101. I'm very drawn to the genre because I feel like I've become a better writer by going down there, and I'm always learning in the sessions." While she was in town she also teamed up with Rascal Flatts and Dierks Bentley to write.
Kara has written some major hits for some major pop stars so I'm excited to hear what she has come up with for some of our favorite country stars.
Comment question: Do you think American Idol will survive with out Simon?
Do you think Piers would be a good replacement for Simon?
If so what do you think will happen to America's Got Talent sans Piers and Hoff?
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