Looks like the Kara vs. Paula battle may have a winner already: Kara DioGuardi revealed to TV Guide that American Idol‘s producers have yet to renew her contract. “I’m only here for one season…we’ll see what happens. Hopefully they’ll keep me on.”
Tales of backstage freakouts have become more common, and DioGuardi visibly bolted the stage at the end of Wednesday’s episode, skirting a kiss from Randy Jackson. With Simon Cowell admitting he’s indifferent to her status on the show, season 9 may return the classic line-up—or unveil a brand new fourth.