anyone who watches american idol this year can tell me who was the fourth judge in New York? is she a singer?

i cannot figure out who this woman was. what is her last name? is she a singer or what?

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  • Kookie
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    1 decade ago
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    "Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films.

    Bayer Sager wrote her first pop hit "A Groovy Kind Of Love" in 1966 while a student at the New York City High School of Music and Art. It was recorded by a British invasion band, The Mindbenders, whose version was a worldwide hit (it reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100). The song was subsequently recorded by Sonny & Cher and Petula Clark. Phil Collins later redid the song for the film Buster; this version hit number one in 1988.

    Her first recording as a singer was the 1977 album "Carole Bayer Sager" which included a #1 international single, "You're Moving Out Today". The album went platinum in Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. It was followed by a second album "...Too" (1978), and a third and last album co-produced by Burt Bacharach "Sometimes Late at Night" (1981) which included a top 30 hit single "Stronger Than Before" (later, Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan recorded).

    Many of Bayer Sager's early songs were co-written with her former husband, composer Burt Bacharach.

    She has also collaborated with Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Bruce Roberts, Neil Sedaka, David Foster, Albert Hammond, Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Donald Fagen, Babyface and Clint Eastwood (for film True Crime).

    Sager has won an Academy Award (six nominations), a Grammy (nine nominations), two Golden Globe awards (seven nominations) and a Tony award (two nominations). She was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1987.

    Sager won her Oscar for Best Song in 1981 "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do). She shared the award with co-writers Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach and Christopher Cross.

    Sager received the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1987 for "That's What Friends Are For" which she co-wrote with Burt Bacharach. The song was originally written for the 1982 film Night Shift, and recorded for the movie by Rod Stewart. The song was honored for its 1986 cover version by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John, which became a number one hit, raising millions of dollars for AIDS."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Carol Bayer Sager is one of the greatest songwriters in American music history.

  • 1 decade ago

    Carol Bayer Sager. She is a song writer

  • 1 decade ago

    Carol something and yes of course she is a singer....it is American Idol a singing competion!

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  • 1 decade ago

    she is a song writer and used to be married to burt bacaarat. she wrote" that's what friends are for" among other popular songs. But she reminded me of a young joan collins

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Carol Sage, I think it was...I had never heard of her either, but I guess she is a native New Yorker and very popular there...

  • 1 decade ago

    Her first name is caren or karen. didn't see it spelled. she is a many award winning song writer and singer.

    Source(s): introduction on idol show
  • 1 decade ago

    carol sage!!!!! now is that good for u?

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