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[04/11/11 - 02:14 PM]
Bravo Unveils Emerging Songwriters in New Music Competition Series "Platinum Hit" Premiering on Monday, May 30 at 10PM ET/PT
Jewel and Kara DioGuardi will be joined by guest judges Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri, Taio Cruz and Ryan Tedder.

[via press release from Bravo]

Bravo Unveils Emerging Songwriters in New Music Competition Series "Platinum Hit" Premiering on Monday, May 30 at 10PM ET/PT

Jewel And Kara DioGuardi Will Be Joined By Guest Judges Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri, Taio Cruz and Ryan Tedder

NEW YORK - April 11, 2011 - Bravo showcases emerging singer-songwriters on their quest to become the next big hitmaker when "Platinum Hit" premieres on Monday, May 30 at 10pm ET/PT. The network's new music competition series gives viewers a front row seat to experience the journey and aspirations of these gifted songwriters and an inside look at this unique creative process for the first time. Two of the most accomplished songwriters share their experience and expertise as Jewel hosts the series as well as gives her feedback as a judge alongside Kara DioGuardi who is the head judge each week. For a sneak peek:

"Platinum Hit" 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. Their intimate life stories and personal drama will unfold within the show and in their lyrics as they compete and live together. In the end, only one will be crowned the ultimate hitmaker and walk away with a $100,000 cash prize, publishing deal with Sony, BMI Songwriters The Writing Camp and a recording deal with RCA/Jive.

To find out if they have what it takes, Keith Naftaly, SVP of A&R for RCA/Jive Label Group at Sony Music Entertainment, will be featured throughout the series to help judge the competition and some of the most influential musicians will serve as guest judges including Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri, Taio Cruz and Ryan Tedder.

Meet the "Platinum Hit" contestants:

- Amber Ojeda, 27 -Hometown: San Diego, CA.; Resides in Los Angeles, CA

- Blessing Offor, 22-Hometown: Hamden, CT.; Resides in Queens, NY

- Brian Judah, 33-Hometown: Studio City, CA Resides in Los Angeles, CA

- Jackie Tohn, 30-Hometown: Oceanside, NY; Resides in Los Angeles, CA

- Jes Hudak, 29-Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY; Resides in Los Angeles CA

- Johnny Marnell, 29-Hometown: Kingston, NY; Resides in New York, NY

- Karen Waldrup, 24-Hometown: Mandeville, LA; Resides in Nashville, TN

- Melissa Rapp, 32-Hometown: Honolulu, HI; Resides in Los Angeles, CA

- Nevin James, 22-Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA; Resides in Malibu, CA

- Nick Nittoli, 23-Hometown: Garfield, NJ; Resides in Los Angeles, CA

- Scotty Granger, 23-Hometown: New Orleans, LA; Resides in Los Angles, CA

- Sonyae Elise, 23-Hometown: Newark/Montclair, NJ; Resides in Los Angles, CA

"Platinum Hit" is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Evan Bogart, Tim Bogart, Faye Stapleton and Marvin V. Acuna serve as executive producers.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

RCA/JIVE Label Group comprises RCA Music Group (J Records, Arista Records, RCA Records, Polo Grounds) and JIVE Label Group (Jive Records, LaFace Records, Volcano Entertainment, Hitz Committee Entertainment, Battery Records, Verity Gospel Music Group). RCA/JIVE Label Group consists of a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists including Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Leona Lewis, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Dave Matthews Band, Jamie Foxx, Buddy Guy, Daughtry, Foo Fighters, Three Days Grace, Whitney Houston, Tool, Ciara, Sarah McLachlan, Kirk Franklin, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Hudson, Donnie McClurkin, and many more. RCA/JIVE is a label group of Sony Music Entertainment.





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