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Kara DioGuardi stopped by our studio to discuss her current stint judging on Platinum Hit (Mondays, 10/9c, Bravo) and, inevitably, how it compares to her work on American Idol. DioGuardi weathered a storm of criticism during her two seasons on Idol (the first of which she refers to as "torture" in her recently published memoir, A Helluva High Note), but the last thing she could be called as a result is a hypocrite. DioGuardi says she took the feedback to heart and learned from it, which is only fair for a songwriter who's made a second career out of dishing out feedback herself.

Kara DioGuardi on Platinum Hit's bad singing problem, plans for more post-Idol TV

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