Jewel explains why Sonyae's tracks stick with you and what she thinks the songstress should do next.

on Aug 5, 2011

It was fun for me to film this show. It was a lot more work than I realized, and being pregnant while filming was exhilarating and exhausting! I loved the contestants dearly, and want to thank them all for the opportunity to be in their creative lives. They were all good sports and able to sort through so much information, take from it what worked for them, and hopefully leave the rest behind. No one has all the answers -- certainly not us judges. All we can do is try to help each other along the way.

If we do another season, I look forward to better and better writers -- and I look forward to getting better at hosting! It's funny watching this season; I am so reserved. I guess I have been on stage my whole life. . .and unless there is an audience, it's hard for me to really turn on. I'm naturally laid back and shy off stage, but when I'm on stage I'm much more animated. It never dawned on me that filming on a closed set for a camera would make me feel less energetic or emotive. . .so that was interesting for me! The best part of the show was being able to be authentic and tell my real opinions. I was never asked to sugarcoat or pull a punch. I got to share with you all a craft I am so passionate about, and hopefully you learned to judge songs for yourself in a new way as well. I feel blessed to get to talk about music for a living, and for that I am really grateful.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed it, and hope to see you next year or down the road! As always, follow me on Twitter (@Jeweljk), and don't be a stranger!

xo jewel