Fox announced today that the newest American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi, will return next season on the hit singing competition series.
Host Ryan Seacrest recently signed a new contract and will return next season, while Randy Jackson is certain to return as he still has a year left on his contract. Fellow judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are still negotiating their respective contracts:
“We are so happy to welcome back Kara for her second season with ‘Idol,” said executive producer Simon Fuller. “She is a breath of fresh air, and her passion for music and her understanding of talent is invaluable. This show is all about discovering new talent, and Kara’s championing of Adam Lambert is proof positive of her great instinct.”
Source: THR Feed