The newest addition to the judges’ table on American Idol will be returning to the reality competition, E! Online revealed Wednesday.
Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara Dioguardi is set to return as a judge on the ninth season of the FOX series.
“Her deal is done. There are no ifs, ands or buts,” an E! source said. “Done. She will be back.”
The news comes as the future of fellow judge Paula Abdul remains in question.
With her contract due to expire in just a few days, Paula has yet to receive a new contract proposal from the producers of American Idol.
“She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” David Sonenberg, Paula’s manager, told The Los Angeles Times more than two weeks ago.