Platinum Hit
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Series Overview

Platinum Hit was a reality music competition series on Bravo in 2011. The series follows 12 singer/songwriters who compete in challenges focused on writing lyrics and performing songs. The winner of the series won $100,000 in cash, a publishing deal with The Writing Camp and a recording deal with RCA/Jive.

Guest judges includedDonna Summer, Evan Bogart, Jermaine Dupri, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Ryan Tedder, and Taio Cruz.

Platinum Hit Cast Members

Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show. Click on the cast member name for more detailed information.

  • Kara DioGuardi – Lead judge
  • Jewel Kilcher – Host and Judge
  • Amber Ojeda
  • Blessing Offor
  • Brian Judah
  • Jackie Tohn
  • Jes Hudak
  • Johnny Marnell
  • Karen Waldrup
  • Melissa Rapp
  • Nevin James
  • Nick Nittoli
  • Scotty Granger
  • Sonyae Elise – Winner

List of Platinum Hit Episodes

The Platinum Hit series ran for one season with a total of 10 episodes. Each episode was 60 minutes in length. All of the episodes are available to watch on Amazon Video.

Season 1

  • E1 – This Is Platinum Hit – In the first episode, Jewel and Kara meet a group of aspiring songwriters who will compete in the competition. They give the group their first challenge, to write a song hook inspired by the city of Los Angeles. Also, the competitors must join forces to co-write a song. This episode also includes guest judges Jermaine Dupri and Trevor Jerideau.
  • E2 – Dance Floor Royalty – The aspiring song writers are challenged to write a dance club anthem. Donna Summer sits in as a celebrity judge to determine who wrote the best son. In an interesting twist, the writers must also perform the song in an actual club, to see if it gets everyone up on their feet.
  • E 3 – Wheels Up – The contests must write a hook inspired by the American road trip. They head out on the open road and the pressure begins to build. Natasha Bedingfield joins as a celebrity judge.
  • E4 – Rap Heroes
  • The L Word
  • We Are Risk Takers
  • Somebody Is Lying
  • Kiss the Flame
  • Make It Pop
  • The Winner Takes It All

Production Company and Executive Producers

The series is created and produced by Evan Bogart.

Critical Response and Awards

  • The series is rated 6.7 out of 10 stars on IMDB and 7.2 out of 10 stars on
  • Amazon Video viewers give the series 3.5 out of 5 stars

Facts and Trivia

Following is a list of little-known facts and trivia about the show and its cast members.

  • The series was originally titled Hitmakers. Then it was changed to Going Platinum and then finally to Platinum Hit.

More Information

For more information, visit Bravo’s official page for the series.

Questions & Comments

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