Jermaine Dupri and Taio Cruz are a few of the judges on the rotating panel featured on Bravo’s upcoming reality show “Platinum Hit.” The songwriting competition, hosted by Jewel and former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi, also includes Leona Lewis, Donna Summer, RCA/Jive senior VP of A&R Keith Naftaly and Natasha Bedingfield on the judging panel.
The 10-episode competition, which premieres tonight (May 30th), takes 12 unknown songwriters who compete for a deal with Sony’s Jive/RCA imprint. Each week, the contestants will take on a songwriting assignment, such as writing a chorus about Los Angeles in a half-hour and completing the song in groups.
“Collaborations are essential to the show,” said Jewel. “It’s a battle of ideas to a complete song. The awkward moments that [arise during the collaborative process] are essential to making it watchable.”