Platinum Hit

2011, TV Show

Episodes & News

VIDEO: Get to Know Karen Waldrup

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Get to Know Karen Waldrup
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Length: 02:00
Posted: 7/21/2014

Meet Karen Waldrup as she strives to become the next big hitmaker. watch

VIDEO: My City

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My City
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Length: 02:17
Posted: 7/21/2014

Check out the full performance of "My City" by Nick Nittoli, Jes Hudak, and Karen Waldrup. watch

VIDEO: Judges' Table: No Investment

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Judges' Table: No Investment
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Length: 02:02
Posted: 7/21/2014

The judges are disappointed in what they heard in the losing song. watch

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News

NBC's The Sing-Off Adds Jewel as Judge

Jewel has joined the judges panel on The Sing-Off, NBC announced Tuesday.

The four-time Grammy nominee replaces... read more

Kara DioGuardi and Husband Welcome Their First Child

Here's news to sing about — or maybe write a song about? Ex-American Idol judge and songwriter Kara DioGuardi is a new mom, People reports.

DioGuardi, 42, and her husband, Mike McCuddy, welcomed son Greyson James through... read more

Jewel to Play June Carter Cash in Lifetime Biopic

Jewel will play June Carter Cash in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, The June Carter Cash Story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Many people know about the legendary love story of Johnny and June, but June Carter Cash has her own epic journey filled with triumphs, tragedies, loves and losses," Lifetime executive Rob Sharenow said. "This movie will explore all aspects of the woman behind the icon, and we're thrilled Jewel will be playing the role."

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Platinum Hit's Jes Hudak on Antagonist Nick: He Needs a Hug

Jes Hudak's ride to the Top 2 of Platinum Hit was rocky, to say the least. Underrated by her peers (and flat-out antagonized by Nick), she exhibited the effects of her stress at one point in what looked like a meltdown at judging. Despite it all, she bounced back to become the show's first runner-up. Below, Hudak tells us why being an underdog was to her advantage, why she shared something as personal as her past assault on national television and how, regardless of what you may think, she's a "diehard optimist"...
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Platinum Hit's Scotty Granger on Being Gay, Choosing Happiness

Even in increasingly tolerant times, rare is a portrayal of a gay man on TV as well-rounded as Scotty Granger's was on Platinum Hit. The show's second runner-up openly presented exactly who he was inside (per the demands of a songwriting competition) without ever seeming like he was reducing himself to a stereotype or defining his entire existence by his sexuality. In fact, Scotty's sensitive, thorough portrayal may be the show's greatest contribution to pop culture (that is, until some of its talented contestants make good on their potential).

We talked to Scotty about the show's handling of his sexuality, why he uses the word "lifestyle" to describe it, how the show helped with his craft and why he was one of the only cast members to bond with Platinum Hit antagonist Nick...
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Season 1, Episode 10
With no topic and no parameters to bind them, the final three songwriters must write the song...
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Season 1, Episode 9
For the first time in the competition, the final four contestants must work alone in the...
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Premiered: May 30, 2011, on Bravo
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Twelve songsmiths battle in various tune-writing challenges in this music-competition reality show. The creative process of authoring music comes to the fore when the contestants must write for multiple genres. Prizes include $100,000 and a recording deal.

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