Kara DioGuardi Lands Bravo Reality Show
By PopEater Staff Posted Oct 26th 2010 04:00PM
"Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent," DioGuardi told PEOPLE. "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."
She will be head judge on the 10-episode series. Singer Jewel will serve as host. 'Going Platinum' is scheduled to premiere next year, Bravo announced Tuesday.
DioGuardi, who has written hit songs for such artists as Carrie Underwood and Pink, was a judge on 'American Idol' for two seasons before she was ousted earlier this year. FOX quietly issued a press release in September confirming the 39-year-old singer-songwriter-producer would not return as a judge on 'Idol.'
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!"
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