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American Idol alum Kara DioGuardi has landed a new judging gig on Bravo's upcoming singer-songwriter competition series, Going Platinum, the network announced Tuesday.

Hosted by Jewel and set to premiere next year, the series will follow 12 musicians as they compete in songwriting challenges. Each episode will feature a different theme in which the contestants will be required to write and perform music from multiple genres.

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"Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent," DioGuardi said in a statement. "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 winner will earn a $100,000 cash prize; a publishing deal with Sony, BMI Songwriters The Writing Camp; and a recording deal with RCA/Jive Records.DioGuardi exited Idol

last month after two seasons.What do you think of the DioGaurdi's new role?