Kara DioGuardi, who recently completed her first season as a judge on American Idol, said she was willing to make fun of herself by donning a bikini on the final episode of the eighth season of the show.
"I don't know if I was thinking," DioGuardi told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Thursday. "They had this idea, and I thought, 'What a fun idea, that would be hysterical' -- but I'm not singing in a bikini, so who you gonna get to do that?"
She said she was confident she could nail the singing part, but as for the bikini, "I thought, oh, 'They'll forget about it' -- but they didn't forget."
She said that the fact there were going to be charitable donations made if she did it convinced her to show off in the two-piece.
She did not talk about her (unwilling) duet partner, Katrina "Bikini Girl" Darrell, whose scantily clad antics and simmering feud with the Idol judge indirectly inspired the caper.
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DioGuardi, who said she has had body issues in the past, said she overcame those issues by building her self-esteem up via her talents in other, musical endeavors.
When asked if she would have picked the highly-touted Adam Lambert over eventual winner Kris Allen, DioGuardi said it was tough to make a determination because they are such different singers. She said she admired both for their individuality.