I knew that she wrote "Walk Away" for Kelly Clarkson, "No Boundaries" for Kris Allen and Adam Lambert but I never knew her portfolio actually included songs like "Taking Chances" by Celine Dion (you know, that Glee song), "Love Story" by Katharine McPhee and "Pieces of Me" by Ashlee Simpson.
Oh wait, wikipedia shoves it in my face..
Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (pronounced /ˈkærə diːɵˈɡwɑrdi/; born December 9, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with Adam Lambert, Anastacia, Miley Cyrus, Katharine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, Pink, Cobra Starship, Carrie Underwood, Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Demi Lovato, Faith Hill, Amanda Overmyer, Jason Derülo and many other artists and is credited on over 120 album releases.
She actually SINGS pretty well. Though I don't think her voice could hit the highest high notes, her gruff and deep lends that certain...raw appeal to songs she wrote. Though sometimes she gets too excited and makes it sound corny and forced.
On youtube ...she may get a little carried away at parts, looking more like a cougar next to Jason Reeves. :)
And who could forget Bikini girl?
I wonder how the singer-songwriter thing plays out...Like who claims personal ownership of songs? Is it the singer who propels a hit song to the top of the charts or the songwriter who created the song in the first place? hmmm...