All the speculation and rumors have finally been confirmed. Kara DioGuardi will not be returning to "American Idol" next season.
Fox released a press release on Friday, in which Kara stated, "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–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!"
It seems like Randy Jackson will be the only returning judge. Are you sad Kara is gone?
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