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Is Kara DioGuardi Turning Into Paula Abdul on ‘American Idol’?

Thu, March 11, 2010 2:16pm EDT by 3 Comments

Kara, but it seems like you’re totally trying to fill Paula’s stilettos this season. We love you as you are – just be yourself!

Have you noticed some eerie resemblances between Kara DioGuardi and recently departed judge Paula Abdul on American Idol this season? We have!

For starters, despite a rocky relationship with the cantankerous Simon Cowell last year, Kara, 39, seems to be Simon’s new bestie! The two – who sit next to one another now that Ellen DeGeneres switched seats – jostle each other, joke around and flirt like nobody’s business. We practically expect to see Kara pass Simon, 50, a note reading: ‘Do you like me? Check yes or no.’

In fact, their relationship is so altered that host Ryan Seacrest has made comments two days in a row this week! “Why are you so close to each other this year?” Ryan, 35, asked last night, March 10. Kara responded, “He’s leaning on me. I feel like it’s separation anxiety, maybe because you’re not with your fiancée.’

But besides an onscreen love affair with Paula’s best friend Simon, there are more indications that the singer-songwriter is morphing into American Idol’s ex ‘nice’ judge. Paula, 47, always acted highly emotional on the show – and last night, Kara even cried during ‘Big’ Mike Lynch’s performance of “This Woman’s Work.”

Additionally, Paula is notorious for flirting with the contestants – and who can forget how Kara practically undresses 27-year-old rocker Casey James with her eyes, and talks about her “crush” on him non-stop?

But is Kara’s metamorphosis deliberate in a bid to be better accepted by Idol fans, or do you think she really just wants to fill the void that Paula left?

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