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Kara DioGuardi Finds Job in Songwriting Contest Show

October 27, 2010 (4:14 am) GMT
The former judge of 'American Idol' will select wannabe songwriters on 'Going Platinum', assisted by Jewel.
Kara DioGuardi

Former "" star has found herself a new TV talent show to judge - she has signed up to lead a songwriting competition. The singer exited the popular TV talent show over the summer along with and , and the trio was replaced by and .

DioGuardi has now found a new job - judging wannabe songwriters on a series called "Going Platinum" for America's Bravo network. She tells People.com, "Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent. 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."

The show will be hosted by singer , who will also help judge the competition, and the winner will receive a $100,000 prize, as well as music publishing and recording deals. "Going Platinum" will premiere in America in 2011.

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