Platinum Hit (premieres Monday, May 30 at 10pm) follows 12 up-and-coming musicians as they battle through a series of innovative songwriting challenges testing their creativity, patience and drive. From dance track to love ballad, every episode will feature a different theme that will require the contestants to write and perform lyrics from multiple genres.
Joining the contestants will be two of the most accomplished songwriters today: Jewel will host the series, as well as gives her feedback as a judge, alongside former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, who is the head judge each week. There will also be more big-name judges including Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri, Taio Cruz and Ryan Tedder.
The winner of Platinum Hit will walk away with a $100,000 cash prize, a publishing deal with Sony, BMI Songwriters The Writing Camp, and a recording deal with RCA/Jive. Not too shabby!
Keep reading to meet the 12 singer-songwriters hoping to take home top prize on Platinum Hit:
This type of reality competition could either be really good or very strange. Will viewers want to listen to songs they've never heard before? Or will they glom on to rising stars and pick their favorites from week to week? Bravo has done with untraditional reality shows like Work of Art, so maybe Platinum Hit will be just that for the network.
Platinum Hit premieres Monday, May 30 at 10pm on Bravo.