Kara DioGuardi

Kara shares what she thought Jackie's fatal error was and which song she bet on.

on Jul 8, 20110

I've got to give all the contestants some serious "props" for writing and singing their songs on the Santa Monica Boardwalk. That is not an easy challenge and I think overall they did a great job. Sonyae was especially courageous to sing without any music. But that's what I love about her. She just jumps right in and does what she has to do. That skill will serve her well in her songwriting career.

I really adored Jes' melody. She's great at creating dark pop melodies that are full of emotion. The Jes/Nick team could have worked but Nick took the feeling out of Jes' original idea. Instead of helping with the editing process, he wrote over what she had. Nick has a gift for making things singable and memorable, but the best songs have those two qualities and heart. I'm still waiting for his HEART to shine through. I know it's in there.

Jackie was probably at an advantage in this task as she has such an outgoing personality and people were charmed by her. She also had a really hooky chorus and good idea to start with, but picking the country genre was a fatal error. I liken that to me being in a room with a great chef and deciding that I (who can't even boil water) should make dinner.

6 comments
gerry f
gerry f

I agree it was a bad, bad, decision on Jackie and Scotty's part, but if EITHER OF THEM HAD LISTENED TO SONYAE especially Jackie, who NEVER listens and thinks because of all her experience; she Knows it all and the same goes for Scotty...he Knew that the lyrics had to tell a story ..he agreed with Sonyae and then immediately shut himself off and only worked on the melody. As Sonyae said how can this work if we don't match up Lyrics with melody while telling a story....they couldn't fine tune it and as usual Jackie used Her Lyrics not Sonyae's suggestions who is great with lyrics, was working hard despite the fact that she had immunity! Scotty was determined to not let Jackie squeeze out a few tears for the judges, roll another writer under the bus for Her Errors, and send Him home...so he didnT perform as he usually does. He was angry he had to work with Jackie and excet when Jes rolled over Amber...the rollee has been J A C K I E! Persinally I am glad she is gone because I felt she should have gone when they did the ON THE ROAD CHALLENGE. Scotty let his team down & mostly himself...with Sonyae, they could have pushed Jackie in the right direction I feel, what a waste!

Duster
Duster

True, Scotty was the one who wanted country. Damn, Kara, you were right. That was dramatic. Hurry up and post your next blog so i can comment on how as much as i like Johnny, Nick was right. And that was messed up. hehe awesome episode. awesome series.

ACKBYRD
ACKBYRD

Was ready for Jackie to go.

Routing for Johnny-talented and cute!

ACKBYRD
ACKBYRD

Third move? Bravo trying to kill this great show????

I am all for Johnny-cute and talented!

PatD423
PatD423

Kara,

I have been a fan of yours for many years. I was excited to hear you were joining idol, but I always felt you were better than that. I was even more excited to hear you were doing a new show with Bravo. I love Bravo and now I love this show. I am constantly impressed by the talent. I also love your critiques. Personally I think Scotty should have gone home this week. He just seems very one dimensional. I dunno, not my cup of tea. I always liked Jackie though. My vote for the season is Sonyae. I remember liking her just from the promos. I love you and Jewel together. You both definately know what you are talking about. Not sure how I feel about Bravo moving you to Friday, but I will still tune in! Bravo better keep this show going!!! And keep up the good work. You are a very talented person.

Stewaycol
Stewaycol

Ugh. Jackie's fatal error was picking country? Scotty was the one who wanted country. Awful, awful awful decision. :\