American Idol is welcoming back judge Kara DioGuardi, PEOPLE has confirmed.
DioGuardi, a songwriter who has written more than 100 hit singles, joined Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell on the judges’ panel last year for the show’s eighth season.
“I’m only here for one season,” DioGuardi said in May of her possible return. “That’s what we’ve discussed. So we’ll see what happens.”