Win tickets to see Kara DioGuardi @SmartTalk this Thursday!

This Thursday night we have another SmartTalk Women speaker coming to Cincinnati! 

I have to admit - I wasn't the biggest fan of her on American Idol (she was a judge for seasons 8 & 9) - but she's got a huge resume to back up her skills - having written songs for the likes of Pink, Rascal Flatts, Celine Dion and so many more! She also co-owns Arthouse Entertainment, a music-publishing venture, with Bug Music, which has published such hits as B.O.B’s “Nothin’ On You,” Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade,” Cee-Lo Green’s “Forget You,” and Flo Rida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me.”

She also wrote a book entitled A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol. She's been through a lot in her life with debilitating stage fright, an eating disorder, caring for her Mom during a fatal bout of cancer, and oh yeah - sitting between Paula and Simon!

Kara will be speaking Thursday night at 730pm and you can win a pair of tickets! Just leave your name and contact info in the comments and Wednesday Noon I'll draw a winner. Be sure to leave a way to contact you and that you can go Thursday night. 

You can also purchase tickets yourself by heading over to the Cincinnati Arts Association box office. 


  1. I'd love to go to this. Kendra @monkeetrouble7

  2. I would love to win. I hope my comment appears correctly. I have been having trouble submitting.

  3. Thanks for both of your entries - congrats to #1 Kendra - I'll be in touch! Thanks!