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American Idol: Kara DioGuardi Lands Own Music Reality Show

October 27, 2010 09:00 AM by Allyson Wells

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Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has landed a post American Idol gig.  She will be the judge of her own reality series, Going Platinum.  Going Platinum will be a songwriting competition that pits contestants against one another.  They will also be living together as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize, a publishing deal and recording deal with RCA/Jive.  Kara will be the head judge and singer Jewel will serve as host.  The show is scheduled to premiere next year on Bravo.

Kara told People Magazine, “Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent.  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.”

According to EW.com, FOX’s announcement included this statement from DioGuardi: “I felt like I won the lottery when I joined ‘American Idol’ two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave Idol.  It has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to FOX, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”

Jewel is equally excited and said, “I am excited to be a part of this show because as a songwriter, I understand the dedication and struggle these musicians are going through.  This series will showcase the passion, talent and determination it requires to become a hit songwriter, and in the end we will find the next big music star.”

The new show marks Bravo’s first attempt at a music-themed reality competition series.

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Topics: American Idol, Bravo Reality TV Shows, FOX Reality TV Shows, Kara DioGuardi |

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