So a brutally honest Simon, an overly nice Paul and the big Dawg himself Randy won't be the only persons that this year's crop of Idol wannabees will have to contend with.
Kara DioGuardi has joined Paula, Simon and Randy as a fourth judge for the 8th Season of the cult hit.
Kara is a songwriter and producer who has penned hits such as Nick Lachey's, What's Left of Me as well as produced songs for Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and Enrique Iglesias to name a few.
The 37-year-old will sit alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson and use her background as a songwriter/producer in the eighth season of American Idol come January 2009.
My only question is who will break the ties now???