People

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

TV

Kara DioGuardi to Judge New Song-Writing Show

Updated

Jason Merritt/Getty

Less than two months after exiting American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is heading back to television as the head judge on Going Platinum, a new song-writing competition on Bravo, the network confirms.

“Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent,” DioGuardi says. “I am happy to be a part of a show that helps up and coming songwriters pursue their dreams, while giving the public a look into the creative process.”

Jewel will host the show and help judge the competition, along with a music executive and celebrity guests. Going Platinum starts taping this month and will premiere in 2011.

RELATED: Kara DioGuardi Is Leaving American Idol

The show will follow 12 musicians as they write music and lyrics for different genres, from hip-hop to love songs to dance tracks. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize, as well as music-publishing and recording deals.

A source familiar with the show says it’s a good fit for DioGuardi because “at heart, she’s a songwriter. Idol was performance-driven. This isn’t just about finding the next big singer – it’s about finding a hit maker, and she loves to nurture talent.”