Kara DioGuardi is busy promoting her new memoir "A Helluva High Note." In the book, she calls "American Idol," "mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging… it was torture."
She clarified herself in an interview with Matt Lauer on "Today." She claims "American Idol" didn't properly introduce her to audiences, and that caused fans to not like her as much.
“It took the viewers awhile to understand why I was there,” she said. “It was like I broke up the Beatles. To be thrust into the homes of millions of people and live television and all of these things I didn’t know how to do was so challenging. I think they wanted to mix it up. They wanted the chemistry to be fresh. It was really difficult to come into something so established.”