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Vulture Exclusive: Kara DioGuardi Shops New Reality Show, Dropped

With Paula Abdul's departure and Ellen DeGeneres's recent addition to American Idol, everyone seated at the judges' table now has their own separate reality competition show — except for Kara DioGuardi. But that may soon change! We ran into her last night, and she told us she's currently developing one: "It's called Dropped ... I'm starting to shop it now," she told us at the G-Star Raw show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. "It takes the best acts that have been dropped and gives them a second chance. You look at Katy Perry, the Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, and Lady Gaga, they all have one thing in common: They've all been dropped from their labels ... I was dropped. Think about how many times in your life you haven't achieved one goal, but you've achieved another one."

DioGuardi says the show would focus on music — and more! "[It'll be] 'You didn't get up at five this morning to go to a radio interview. How do you think that's doing to affect you?'" (Negatively, we bet.) So will she be the host of Dropped? "Oh, my God, now we're getting into particulars ... All right, maybe! I shouldn't have opened my big mouth."

For the record, we totally hope Dropped happens, as it might finally give a televised platform to forgotten artists like Katherine McPhee, Taylor Hicks, and Ruben Studdard.

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