Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bravo's New Show: Platinum Hit

Last night Bravo TV premiered the first episode of their new show Platinum Hit. It is a Top Chef/Project Runway-like competition for singer-songwriters. Jewel is the host and former American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi is the head judge. Here's the official season preview:

What I loved most about the first episode (and what I think I'll love most about the series) is that it's almost like a writing competition. Watching the songwriters create their lyrics, their hooks, their melodies, is almost like watching the writing process. I think it's as close to a So You Think You Can Write show as we'll get on television.

And a couple of the first episode songs were just amazing. Ah. Maze. Ing. I'm in awe of the process of putting words to music (my musical intelligence is definitely a weakness) and I hope the season lives up to the first show.

Did you watch Platinum Hit? What'd you think?




TinaFerraro said...

I will check it out! Sounds great!

Heather Davis said...

I liked it too, Tera. Though the egos on some of those people were so huge! Also, I wondered if some of them already did "prep" work on a few stock hooks/songs before going into the competition - like the dude who, 15 seconds after Jewel announced the rules, was like, "I'm done." Uh... whaaa? It will be fun to watch and see what happens on that show. :)

Home Inspector Expert said...

I figure that's going to happen quite a bit. Maybe three people collaborating to make one song could turn into something halfway decent, though the first week hasn't inspired me much.

At least they're pimping every single song at the end of the episode, even if it was thrashed by the judges.

nymfaux said...

Wow!--I had not heard of this show, but sounds interesting--especially now that I know it's not just another American Idol rerun!