She also rose to fame as the fourth judge of American Idol, appearing on seasons 8 and 9.Before that, she was a judge on The One: Making a Music Star and later became the head judge for Bravo’s reality competition Platinum Hit.“We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate,” Dio Guardi explained. And on the first try, it worked.” “We’re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that it’s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because she’s been a gem throughout the whole process,” the mom-to-be added. She’s given us this incredible gift.” Dio Guardi's father, Joseph Dio Guardi from Ossining, N.Y., told the Daily News that the bundle of joy will be born in February. We just spent the holidays together, and we’re all so excited.A statement released by Fox was full of accolades for Dio Guardi, perhaps to counteract the seemingly targeted Friday-evening-before-a-holiday-weekend news dump of the story."Kara is one of the world's best songwriters," says "Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller."She has been passionate and committed to 'Idol' over the last two seasons.
3) that she would be departing as a judge on "American Idol" after two seasons.One judge told her, "You're trying to be too perfect," while another told her, "Go out, kiss a guy, come back," she says.Now, Peters stars in , directed by Tom Simes, she said she was struck by the similarities to her own life.As a child, Kara Dio Guardi was educated at the Ummaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School.She later continued studying at The Masters School and later received her degree in political science from Duke University.Since then, she worked at Billboard magazine and started her music career.