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Kara DioGuardi Writing Memoir

Kara DioGuardi Writing Memoir - She won’t be on your TV screens when American Idol returns for its tenth season in January, but Kara DioGuardi will be coming to bookstores everywhere shortly thereafter. A spokesperson for It Books (a division of HarperCollins) confirms with EW that the songwriter/TV personality’s memoir, A Helluva High Note, will hit shelves on April 26, 2011. (The news was first reported by Radar earlier today.) The tome won’t only cover DioGuardi’s two-season stint on Idol, but also “her life and career as a producer, songwriter and artist,” according to an It Books publicist. Fair enough. But as a relentless critic of DioGuardi’s performance during Idol‘s eighth season who grew to rather appreciate her during season 9, here are five topics I’m hoping she’ll address:

* Her American Idol gaffes: DioGuardi’s first Idol season was punctuated with cringe-inducing zingers — referring to “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” as “early Aerosmith”; mislabeling Studio 54 as “Studio 57″; harping incessantly about “package artists” — and if she’s game (and self-deprecating) enough to tackle her worst moments on the show, then Helluva High Note might just be worth reading.

* The “No Boundaries” debacle: Kara had a chance to help the show get past the “magic rainbows” and “flying without wings” ridiculata and concoct a winner’s anthem that had a chance at radio, but instead, she had poor Kris Allen and Adam Lambert singing about weathering hurricanes and climbing mountains. An explanation is required!

Kara DioGuardi Writing Memoir

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