EW has learned that Bravo has greenlit a singer-songwriter competition show starring Jewel and Kara DioGuardi.
Kara, who lost her “Idol” gig this year after two seasons, will be head judge. Jewel, who was a judge and host on “Nashville Star” and has guested on “Idol” as a judge, will host.
This show, originally dubbed “Hitmakers,” is now called “Going Platinum.”
I wrote about the casting for the show back in April.
There will be no public voting. This will be like ‘Project Runway” or “Top Chef.” The judges will decide. The winner gets $100,000 and will get a songwriting with Sony/BMI and record label deal with RCA/Jive.
Twelve musicians will be competing in songwriting challenges across a variety of genres and perform their own songs. I hope an Atlantan makes the cut.
At stake is a $100,000 cash prize; a publishing deal with Sony, BMI Songwriters The Writing Camp; and a recording deal with RCA/Jive.
This sounds like fun. The premiere date has not been set but it won’t debut until 2011.Will they run it while “Idol” is going on? Probably not but you never know.