Jewel

Jewel shares some songwriting insight and lets us know why she wanted to be a part of 'Platinum Hit.'

on May 30, 20110

Hello!

Welcome to my first blog for our new Bravo show, Platinum Hit!

Gosh, there's so much to talk about, I don't even know where to start! So let me give you some context first -- background on what being a hit songwriter even is, the show itself, and what my fellow judges and I are looking for from the contestants.

We shot our episodes in order obviously, so Episode 1 is my first time hosting a TV show of this nature. The result you will see is me learning a new skill, as well the contestants, who as they grapple with delivering fresh creativity in a high-pressure environment -- something every professional songwriter must do every day in the music business.

The reason I got involved with the show is because, as a songwriter myself, I am very passionate about songwriting, but it's a world many people don't know exists -- especially the world of the behind the scenes hit-makers. Bravo has a great track record of taking somewhat obscure topics, like dressmaking or cooking, and helping to educate the viewer about what the process is and what it takes to be great at it. I am excited to give people a glimpse into the world of these hit-makers -- writers whose job it has been to make hits for others since the Tin Pan Alley era and beyond, when writers like Gershwin and Cole Porter were tasked with writing hits that are still standards to this day.

15 comments
How does one try out to be a contestant?
How does one try out to be a contestant?

I am a singer song writer, my passion is writing songs since I was a child. My having cancer has often stopped me , but I will no longer let it interfere with my dreams.Please inform me of how to be a contestant. Thanks ELeasha

Bones
Bones

I'm impressed! You've managed the almost impoissble.

Anthony Wall
Anthony Wall

I wish I could be on the show. I write songs all the time. And poetry sometimes. I used to write it all the time. And have a book of your pretty poetry. And you keep getting more beautiful with age, and are such a lovely, pure, and caring person. And it shows. And I'm sure I could exceed your expectations with lyrics.

Round clock. Step down the block. Don't let your body stop. Round clock. Step back. Rock-rock. Don't let your body stop. Round clock. Sing boxing.

Swedish fans
Swedish fans

I wanna say that since you where in Sweden for over ten years ago on Luuk show I have been sitting and waiting for a second time, but no Jewel on Swedish tv. Can´t you take a day and come over with family and just visit, we love you over here since Luuk days.

Regards from all of us.

Madeline Butler
Madeline Butler

Jewel, I haven't seen you lately. You must be so close to your due date. Wishing you a wonderful delivery, and a blessed time with your new son. As a mother of 7, I have one word of recommendation--EPIDURAL! Seriously, you and Ty and your little one are in my thoughts and prayers every day! Sincerely, Madeline Butler, Lancaster, PA.

Love your dresses
Love your dresses

Hi Jewel, I apologize for bringing things down to a completely superficial level, but I have to know who make your strapless, fitted print dresses? That shape is so flattering on you and I have a wedding to attend and something like that would be perfect. Thanks!

Lisa T.
Lisa T.

I loved the show !! I like the fact that it shows the process of song writing. It is interesting and exciting. This show will be very instrumental in helping our songwriters of today. Pun intended. Jewel, you did a great job, as did Kara. Keep up the good work. Platinum Hit is a new, real, and refreshing show. Best new show in a very long time. I will be tuning in every week.

Debbie Stephens
Debbie Stephens

Hi Jewel! Watched your show late last night after my little monkeys went to bed and I absolutely loved it. Finally a great Host and honest, dead on judges (you and Kara)... It was entertaining and different! I had the pleasure of meeting you last year, and you are true to yourself in everything you do! Finally a good show all around! Bravo!

J junior
J junior

What did Bob Dylan and Niel Young tell you?

Ron nie
Ron nie

Can I please send you a song?

Thank you Ronnie

p2p4hope
p2p4hope

I am excited to see how this show goes. Beautifully crafted lyrics are what inspire us to be better than we are alone. One example is Neil Diamond's "Be" phrase "Be,As a page that aches for a word Which speaks on a theme that is timeless." which to me is simply brilliant. Or Leonard Cohen's Anthem "Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering,There is a crack in everything,That's how the light gets in." Jewel, you of all people would be a great host / mentor for those who want to succeed in the field.

DM
DM

How does someone try out to be a contestant?

Wild Rose
Wild Rose

Dear Jewel,

I wonder if you will be reading these blog comments? What a sweet voice you have! Once upon a time your songs gave me hope and focus to work my way through some very difficult circumstances. It is a little bit interesting to see you in this context- hopefully you will be a breath of fresh air.

Best regards... gg

hghp
hghp

I definitely like you and admire you very much - but I wasn't too impressed or excited about your co-host. When I saw her on the Bravo aftershow, she seemed very snobby and disinterested in everything except for her show. It's too bad because I am excited for your show, but Kara kind of annoys me. Sure she's great and very successful, but I just don't like it when celebs think they're above it all and better than everyone else. Boo