Jewel has signed on to host a music competition series, tentatively titled Going Platinum, which premieres on Bravo in 2011 with a 10 episode season.
In this series, 12 singer-songwriters will compete against each other in songwriting challenges in different genres each episode, in their effort to become "the next big hitmaker."
The contestants' personal lives will also be captured on camera, as they'll not only be competing with each other, but they'll also be living together.
The person who gets crowned "the ultimate hitmaker" in the end will receive a $100,000 cash prize, as well as a publishing deal with Sony, a recording deal with RCA/Jive, and the chance to visit BMI Songwriters' The Writing Camp.
Here's what Bravo Media's President Frances Berwick had to say about the show:
“Bravo is giving viewers a front row seat to experience the journey and aspirations of these gifted songwriters and see inside this unique creative process for the first time."
Here's what Jewel had to say about the show:
“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.”
We'll def be curious to see how Jewel does as the host for this show.
What do U think of this show? With all the music competition series out there, do U think this one stands out?
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