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.