Fans of the fight between Kara DioGuardi and guest judge Katy Perry on American Idol earlier this week, take hope. The “I Kissed A Girl” singer says she’d love a permanent place at the show’s desk. “If I was offered that job as a permanent host, I would ditch my career and take on that career,” she told MTV News. “American Idol was great fun. It was so easy. I didn’t really make anybody cry, but I did tell the truth to some kids that might have needed to hear it.” Hmmm, while producers are allegedly shopping for more of an old-record-company-dude type like departing judge Simon Cowell, we’re sure Randy Jackson wouldn’t mind being the only dude on set. And hey, you could always replace Kara, right?
Not that you have to worry about any bad blood between the ladies. “People actually think that I was upset by this, like there was tension,” DioGuardi told Idol host Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show this morning. “I think that it’s really good that she disagreed with me.” Though the songwriter does have back-up if she needs it. “My Italian cousins back home wrote me texts like, ‘Does she need a smack down?’ I was like, ‘No. You’ve got to chill out.’” Here’s hoping Perry gets another chance to risk their wrath.