Platinum Hit: Long and Winding Road Trip

This week’s episode of Platinum Hit was more grating than a raspberry seed in the tooth. For starters, I’m irked by the fact that the show’s contestants always work in teams, allowing (possibly) weaker songwriters to hide behind their (probably) more talented counterparts. (I mean, can anyone remember anything Amber has done thus far? Also: That chick’s name is Amber, yes?)

Secondly, after repeated listens, I cannot fathom …READ MORE

Platinum Hit Recap: So They Think They Can Write Dance Music?

Here’s hoping American Idol judges Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez were tuning in for the sophomore outing of Platinum Hit, Bravo’s new reality competition for the songwriting set. Judges Kara DioGuardi, Jewel, Trevor Jerideau, and special guest Donna Summer provided the kind of succinct, specific feedback that was all too infrequent during Idol‘s recently concluded 10th season.

Monday night’s episode found the 11 remaining contestants writing hooks for a pre-recorded dance track; …READ MORE

Kara DioGuardi Mum On Idol Exit (Until Her Memoir Hits Bookstores, That Is)

Kara DioGuardi has pretty much nothing to say about her time on American Idol — abrupt departure included — because she’s saving all the good stuff for an upcoming memoir.

Appearing at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday to talk up her and Jewel’s summertime Bravo series, Platinum Hit, Kara was almost immediately presented with a question relating to her Idol experience. But rather brusquely … READ MORE