By Brenda Rodriguez, with reporting by Corey Podell
Taking a break from her judging duties on "American Idol," Kara DioGuardi stopped by the Grammy Style Suite last weekend to check out the swag and to dish with Wonderwall about the new "Idol" season, her Valentine's Day plans and which celebrity she'd like to see in political office (hint: He's a Sexiest Man Alive).
On her favorite guest judge on "Idol":
"I liked them all but I would have to say Neil (Patrick Harris) because I knew him the best - he's so funny. I'm really excited for this season, I mean I'm so sad it will be Simon's last, but Ellen is so fabulous too. I've had a great time so far."
On who she's rooting for in the Super Bowl this weekend:
"Oh, I'll say the Saints. I'm more looking forward to seeing Carrie Underwood sing the national anthem, she'll be amazing."
On Team Jay or Team Conan:
"You know, I feel bad about what happened to Conan so I'm going to say Conan. I like them both though."
On how she plans to celebrate Valentine's Day:
"I'll probably go to a nice restaurant with my husband. We're mushy because we're newlyweds and its our first Valentine's Day together, we'll definitely mark the occasion."
On which celebrity she would vote for if they ran for political office:
"I would vote for George Clooney, he's sort of Reagan-esque isn't he? He's a great actor, well spoken and can represent the country really well. He's done a lot of good things I like George, but I also like Will he seems like a pretty stand up guy and he looks good in a suit."
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