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Kara DioGuardi became a household name when she joined the panel of judges on American Idol back in 2009 but.
Her accomplishments in the music industry go well beyond her two season sitting next to that mean guy Simon -- -- -- is a Grammy -- nominated writer and her songs of appeared on over a 159.
But CD's recall not -- anyway and she's worked with countless saw artists from Carrie Underwood to Celine Dion and in between writing hit songs.
She is the head judge on the brand new show platinum hit and you catch it on Bravo Monday night's 10 eastern take a look.
The first line good and atrocious.
Who came up with fat.
I'm worried and I believe in losing sleep -- that I would -- -- Wouldn't little pull I don't believe -- losing sleep her wishing that I would have done anything what -- want to -- -- like.
I don't know waste my time who's sleeping and like I need to get out and do something on any given day.
It was like cousin yeah.
Opening line blew.
Are joining me now is the author of hell of a high note surviving life love and American Idol singer songwriter to one and only Kara DioGuardi -- I've gotten really -- -- So there a problem because I have watched every season IE I'd I'd I'd Tivo DVR it I'd love it I I never wanted you to go what what happened.
No it was just it was time.
And I took a first year was really tough for me to him into that situation -- you've got three people everybody loves -- no reason to bring it up for our country you're right I mean the fourth judge.
I am that you know those little cars that you still are hard to step -- this -- isn't used as -- -- you really open your heart soul -- yet and I actually felt he many times and one of the things that I was like that because I foolishly did a good job.
Was when you said oh -- introduce all the other judges they get massive applause -- you keep telling you were getting -- yes I was like coach as a trying to -- by the life.
-- -- people thinking says it now.
Isn't this just -- this girl and then name for television care DioGuardi and -- it was like Carla del authority and where it.
They come from I welcome Sean Hannity is a lot easier than DioGuardi I gotta tell her what I yes but you would never watched the show that was another thing -- was I didn't know.
I haven't because you know that was my life it was being in the studio with artists and listening all day -- the songs and critiquing performance says send.
You know when I Hamas -- the last thing I want to do was watch more music -- but it's unimaginable to me considering you know this is what your life was.
The other thing you've -- I know your dad acts and make fan and you you it's funny because you've got to always you had a great voice as a young kid yes.
And then you you set -- never seen again.
Dad he's to kind of just feel like you know we be at a family -- -- like I everyone quiet.
-- Gannett get up and saying and I didn't acquire -- yeah it but he and it just was where I had stage right you know if if it was more about.
I want it to be perfect I wanted to do it well and I didn't enjoy the process of music I didn't enjoy singing and unfortunately -- kind of you know -- -- -- away from being creative for a long time in my life and I got myself into some trouble and I talk about being Preston.
Dealing with eating to sit and meaning disorder and when I finally.
Went back to being creative.
And doing what I should have been doing from the beginning I got healthy.
You know it's it could gee this is part of the revealing part even talked about one -- check yourself in a hospital -- -- -- you -- a site -- death.
And that was that's how we want this are we going.
Now talk about and this was really hard to read.
-- molested I think you're eleven years old tell us you experience date rape.
And how how much of that horrible life experience was really down times.
Impacts your ability to write a song could summit U -- there was Tony before we came on the -- my huge music lover and I just wanted to -- that has to have an impact did you bring that to you music.
It does and I you know people people -- -- happy to -- so revealing in your -- how could you talk about these things and I can't talk about my songs without talking about my life because the best songs poll from your life and when you have.
Issues like you know being -- or eating disorders in these kind of things in your life.
They they impact the relationships you have like some -- my -- mail all the relationships I -- men were not perfect because I didn't feel good about myself.
And that's for you get walk away from Kelly Clarkson are right -- which I wrote for or you know Carrie Underwood Lee W wrote written all these Vu all these artists that I love.
And I think -- tremendous.
But the one -- the -- -- things the relationship with -- mom and she had cancer and again when you told her about the race issue.
Whom she swept it under the rug.
It was it was really a time saying you know this was thirty years ago now and my mother.
Eight there were no -- out there to tell her what to do it wasn't something you spoke about you know -- -- -- Catholic family it was kind of hush hush about those things I don't think I heard my parents say the word sex and stuff I was like nineteen so.
My kids will never hear it the -- Aaron was an -- No it doesn't my daughter will live with media should be locked up in her -- -- -- -- let you know she she definitely later on before she passed away we spoke about it and after.
The book came out.
Can call me and said you know my mother used to tell me about this at this -- on your mother that she felt later on her life.
That she -- -- -- -- with that differently hanging out and your parents aren't perfect.
And you have to learn you know at some -- forgive them and understand their circumstances.
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