'AMERICAN IDOL' EXCLUSIVE! Kara DioGuardi On Casey James: 'The Guy Is Hot, But He Is More Than Hot'

Thu, March 11, 2010 5:58pm EST by 7 Comments
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Do you think Kara focuses too much on Casey’s good looks and not enough on his talent?

Kara DioGuardi raved so much about American Idol contestant Casey James‘ sexy blond hair and piercing blue eyes she has the entire world calling her a cougar on the prowl. But the 39-year-old (married!) judge told HollywoodLife.com she wants to set the record straight once and for all — she definitely thinks there’s more to Casey than just a pretty face.

“My real opinion is I don’t want to keep stressing how good looking [Casey] is because he is also talented,” Kara told us exclusively at APCH’s forth annual Stars & Strikes celebrity bowling and poker tournament in Los Angeles March 10. “The whole Casey-Kara thing…was funny for one show, but at the end of the day, this is a guy who has potential.”

When the 27-year-old Forth Worth, Texas native first auditioned for Idol, Kara famously had him strip off his shirt so she could see his hot body. From then on, it’s become glaringly obvious to all viewers Kara is one smitten kitten. Or should we say was obvious: Kara ripped the blues singer a new one during the guys’ top 10 week, leaving everyone — including poor Casey — completely and utterly confused.

“I mean the guy is hot, but he is more than hot,” Kara explained to us, adding, “He has a lot of great things about his voice, and you know, this week was better.”

Kara, we agree — Casey’s rendition of Keith Urban’s “You’ll Think Of Me” last night was hot, we mean, well done.

How do you think Kara REALLY feels about Casey?

–Reporting by Allison McNamara

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