Kara DioGuardi – ‘Sober’ – Phoenix House Benefit – Ocala FL

Kara Dioguardi sang “Sober”, the hit she co-wrote for Pink, at a celebrity golf scramble in Ocala, FL. The benefit featured LPGA stars on the green, and a gala dinner afterward, to raise money for the Phoenix House treatment center in Citra.

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Kara sang a couple of songs she wrote about addiction for the Gala crowed. Check out her version of “Sober” after the jump.

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27 Comments

  1. Kara has cool voice, she sings her songs pretty great. But honestly, I don’t like this version of ‘Sober’. Also I hate her ‘dance moves’ and how she moves at all… But those Kara’s songs on youtube are great ;)

  2. She is awkward and she still makes me fell weird (IDK? second hand embarrassment?), but I will concede that she has a good voice and can write a pretty cool song that is not named “No Boundaries”.

  3. This lady puts it all in a song. This is soooooo much more emotion filled than Pink. I found the “dancing” to be just fine thank you.

  4. For someone who talks so much about “artistry”, Kara seems clueless as to how to emote in a song. Her spastic movements and over-enunciating just don’t convey any passion to me. Great song though.

  5. I might be the only one but the more I see of Kara the more grotesque I find her. Between her “judging” on Idol and her attempts at movement during singing in this video there is something really awkward about her that is the antithesis of charming.

  6. Groteque is defined as odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.

    While Kara is not the best judge, she is not fantastically ugly in talent or character. She writes well and is a really emotive singer.

  7. I couldn’t even listen to the entire song. I got a total karaoke vibe. Get it? Kara-oke – lol – I crack myself up! She sucks.

    You can add cabaret-lounge-wedding singer to my above impressions. She epitomizes what the judges complain about on the show.

  8. Keep this crisis you are having private Kara, keep it private. I do not want to witness your journey of self discovery.

  9. I can’t help laughing at the fact that she’s singing “Sober” while acting like a drunken karaoke mess. We’ve all been there, Kara. We’ve all been there. I LOVE THIS VIDEO.

  10. I can’t help laughing at the fact that she’s singing “Sober” while acting like a drunken karaoke mess. We’ve all been there, Kara. We’ve all been there. I LOVE THIS VIDEO.

    I would add “desperate” before “drunken.” It’s as if she’s painfully aware that both her youth and any hope of a singing/performing career have passed her by, and so she struggles awkwardly and desperately (here on the video and on Idol) to gain attention from anyone and by any means. Much akin to a bratty, entitled high schooler, Pathetic.

    Clearly, this is a woman in pain. Her critiques and on-screen demeanor say it all. And I have a keen feeling that whilst pursuing that failed recording artist career, Kara heard the following from music execs a time or two: “Look. You’re cute and you have a pretty decent voice, but we just don’t see any star power in you. We’re not sure how we’d market you. We’re confused as to what kind of artist you’d be. Let’s hang out now, shall we?” Heh.

  11. MrRJ:
    04/26/2010 at 12:48 pm

    Groteque is defined as odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.

    While Kara is not the best judge, she is not fantastically ugly in talent or character. She writes well and is a really emotive singer.

    I find her grotesque.

    If I said that I found her fantastically absurd, would you have popped up with your definition, I think not.

    This fast-approaching-middle-aged woman out there dancing (forgive my looseness in the use of that word); singing pop songs that other people made famous and her attempts at self-promotion including ‘tastefully nude’ photo spreads is nothing less than grotesque, bizarre and, alas, kind of pitiful when you get right down to it.

  12. I love this song. So props for Kara to writing it. But, uh, yeah. No. The dancing was just bad. The outstretched arms looked kinda lame. The whole performance was pretty awkward, I was getting embarrassed just watching it, to be honest. Plus I didn’t like the little runs she added to it. They were unnecessary. Of course, I love Pink’s voice and think her version is perfection and no one should even attempt to to “improve” it, tyvm, so I’m biased.

    HappyDaisy:
    04/26/2010 at 3:02 pm

    The dancing, especially her leg kick coordinated with the opposite arm at 3:05 of the video, ranks right up there with the Snowball:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7IZmRnAo6s&feature=related

    lol. It actually made me think of Elaine’s “little kicks” dance, for those who watched Seinfeld.

  13. lmaooooooooooooooooo at snowball thats ferkin hilarious

    and i agree witht he elaine (seinfeld) reference also lol too funny

  14. i think if she was dressed more casual, the dance would look a bit better :)
    otherwise i find her quite good

  15. why, oh why? that is not good at all…

    i wonder what the idol judges would say about that performance?… oh, right, she’s one of them! ;p

  16. I don’t care if she wrote it, that is P!nk’s song! No touchy Kara!

  17. OPEN YOUR EYES KARA!!! This is the second video I’ve seen in recent weeks of Kara performing (I also saw her sing her song Terrified). In both videos she performs with her eyes shut. How can she criticize contestants on Idol for not connecting with the audience when she won’t even look at hers??

  18. Singing while you’re still a relatively new judge is dangerous territory. Obviously folks will judge you along the same lines you are judging. Therein lies the rub for one, Ms. DioGuardi. Her voice is fine, although a little too excessive on the embellishments. But her presentation and stage presence is uncomfortably bad. She’s either all caught up in herself, with eyes closed, or flailing around – neither of which draw you in to her performance. I think she would pan herself.

    The question remains – why is she choosing to perform before she’s really ready. For greater fame and fortune? To strike while the iron’s lukewarm? Maybe she’s trying to use the Idol exposure to get over her fear of performing? Like these performances are all the equivalents of Hollywood week?

  19. For greater fame and fortune? To strike while the iron’s lukewarm? Maybe she’s trying to use the Idol exposure to get over her fear of performing? Like these performances are all the equivalents of Hollywoodweek?

    All of the above I bet.
    She loses credibility as a judge and also as someone who can guide young people. She is publicly still trying to find herself.

  20. OMG, I thought she was doing a sundance,..but not really. I was okey. Just dancin’ to the beat of the song.

  21. I can’t bring myself to even consider listening (and this was before reading a single word of comments.) This is one of my absolute favs from P!nk’s Funhouse, and I can’t bear the thought of it any other way. Sorry Kara.

    But, good cause, so good for her.

    ETA: And, LOLOLOLOL (as always) @ jambajim!

  22. She’s fine. She has a good strong voice. She’s not much of a stage performer which is why she’s not known as a recording artist but as a song writer and label talent scout. No reason to “hate on her” for this.

    If you want to criticize, swing at No Boundaries or her sometimes bizarre statements to contestants. Disturbingly, I’m coming to appreciate what she offers to the panel. Maybe I really *am* that bored this season. She’s better than “Yo! Check it out! Dawg…” and Ellen, love ya, but wtf are you doing there? *sigh*

  23. Singing while you’re still a relatively new judge is dangerous territory. Obviously folks will judge you along the same lines you are judging. Therein lies the rub for one, Ms. DioGuardi.

    Very well said.

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