Kara DioGuardi thinks Dropped artists deserve a second chance

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 17th 2009 5:35PM
Kara DioGuardiThe past few seasons have seen some controversy about some American Idol contestants. Particularly in the case of Carly Smithson who'd already had a major label deal. People want their American Idol to be an unknown. Some waitress plucked from Texas or something.

Now that Kara DioGuardi's sticking around on TV's top show, she wants to have her own reality show. Everybody else on the panel has side projects. So DioGuardi is shopping around a show she's developed called Dropped. The idea is simple: grab the best acts that have been dumped by their labels and give them a second chance to make it big. America loves second chances, right Biggest Loser?

What a great idea. There are a lot of talented artists who got dropped by labels because of poor sales on an initial CD, or just differences in creative direction before they even got that far.

I think in order for it to work, she's going to need to spotlight recognizable and memorable acts, rather than faces we've never seen before. Didn't Taylor Hicks get dropped by his label? Hell, she could probably have an all-Idol alumni special.

It's not clear if this is going to be a competition where the audience votes on which act most deserves that second chance, with a new recording contract as the prize, or if it will be something a little different. Maybe they all live in a house and try to court Paula Abdul. Whichever one wins her heart gets to make the album. But they also have to marry Abdul. Is it worth it?

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she sucks!!!!!!!!

September 20 2009 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maybe they can use it as an lead-in to the Joy Bahar Show. Misery loves company.

September 20 2009 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not sure where the name...NOTAFAN...came from...I am a fan of Kara's ! should be KARAFAN !

September 20 2009 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am surprised that some do not realize that Kara is a brilliant songwriter and producer. Did anyone hear her sing on AI ? She has won 11 BMI awards and also produced or wrote songs of MANY major singing stars!
Get informed by going to KaraDioGuardi.com and be amazed! She is terrific and wonderful that she wants to give the brilliant talent that may have not placed #1 on AI a chance to make it big !

September 20 2009 at 1:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let's hope she's the first contestant on "Dropped". She stinks! (And that whole bathing suit thing was a disaster).

September 20 2009 at 1:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Please Close The Closet Door

I think she sucks, but if they can give talentless Ellen a spot on Idol, then hell she might make it. Not a bad bod in the bikini last season, but that's about it.

September 20 2009 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sorry--I forgot one thing from my comment before--As far as Ellen is concerned?? I love American Idol--but don't REALLY think I can make the seasdon with her. The network put her there because of her "popularity" and nothing else. Enough said on that...

September 20 2009 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As far as American Idol goes, Simon is the show--Randy is "good" and I like him--Paula? She was terrible from the get go!!! Can't put a sentence together, couldn't ever make a decision, couldn't say yes or no, terrible, terrible, terrible. Kara? Don't really like her. A 4th judge takes to much time and the year they had only 2 judges at a time do a rating, it stunk. Kara now has put her self in a position where she has got mouthy. A few times she has tried to put Simon down, only to have egg on her face the following week when the judging came in. Not a good judge--better then Paula--as I said, 4 judges is to many. As far as Kara having a show for the losers? It's only a money making show if it happens. Enough said on that. If the network wants it, it will happen--but I honestly believe those --with the exception of a "few", who are voted off--should have been. Thank you...

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September 20 2009 at 12:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joseph sanders

a loser with a loser show,hmm...she killed american idol..so why not

September 20 2009 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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