AceShowbiz - The changes have been made and "American Idol" has four voices in the judging panel, but one apparently disagrees on the concept. Paula Abdul is not so keen on the idea of Kara DioGuardi as the additional judge, mainly because it brings down the pace of the show.
She said to OK Weekly, "It takes up so much time for each of us to give our opinion that it slows down the pace of the show." To this she explained further that they had tried to go with four judges before DioGuardi, putting Hot 97 DJ Angie Martinez on the panel, but "it doesn't work". Martinez bailed out before the second season kicked off.
The media may have exaggerated it a bit when packing it as a feud between Abdul and DioGuardi. In her defense, Abdul emphasized, "Kara and I have known each other for years and we get along great." In fact, the possible reason of Abdul releasing her opinion about the additional judge may actually be her exit hint. "It is the last season of my contract, and I have so many other things I want to do," she said.
The latest issue of OK Weekly hits the newsstands March 9.