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10 Episodes 2011 - 2011
Mon, May 30, 2011 60 mins
Songsmiths battle in various tune-writing challenges in this music-competition reality show hosted by Jewel. First up: The city of Los Angeles inspires the 12 contestants to author a hook-laden song. Kara DioGuardi is the series' head judge; Jermaine Dupri and Trevor Jerideau are guest judges.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 60 mins
The tunesmiths try to pen dance-music gems and must perform their songs at a hot Hollywood club. Disco luminary Donna Summer serves as guest judge.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 60 mins
The open road inspires the aspiring hit-makers to create musical hooks. They rev up for a road trip, but the ride soon turns bumpy and sorely tests their artistic patience. Pop singer Natasha Bedingfield is the guest judge.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 60 mins
The aspiring hit-makers display their rapping abilities, yet some contenders treat the challenge as simply a gimmick. Songwriter-producer Rodney Jerkins is the guest judge.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 60 mins
The composers are assigned to author love songs in a challenge distinguished by a game-changing twist. Alas, love stinks for two contestants when they engage in a fiery fight to remain in the competition. Appearing: singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder.
Fri, Jul 8, 2011 60 mins
The songwriters must face the music when they display their artistic chops on the streets of Los Angeles. The challenge comes with a twist that tests the contestants' versatility. Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee is the guest judge.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 60 mins
A difficult hook-heavy challenge tasks the remaining tunesmiths to be pitch-perfect. That is, they must be persuasive when pitching their music to songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Evan Bogart.
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 60 mins
The five remaining songsmiths try to get in tune by using one of Jewel's favorite lyrics. Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat is the guest judge.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 60 mins
The four still-standing composers must write pop songs. Singer-songwriter Taio Cruz and high-school students then appraise their work.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 60 mins
In the Season 1 finale, the final three songwriters try to pen a career-making, chart-topping song—with nary a theme nor parameter restricting them. The episode culminates with the crowning of the winner. Appearing: songstress Leona Lewis and producers J.R. Rotem and Evan Bogart.