Just two months after being fired off American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is right back on television—albeit a different network. According to a press release from Bravo, DioGuardi has just been hired as head judge on the show Going Platinum.
Singer-songwriter herself Jewel will host the show, and occasionally help Kara out at the judges table.
The show is a songwriting competition that 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.
"Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent," DioGuardi said in a statement. "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."
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."
Sounds like a pretty cool idea for a show—and a perfect fit for both Kara and Jewel!