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  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: If you can't get enough of singing competitions, Bravo has 12 amateur singer-songwriters competing to win a publishing and recording contract with American Idol's Kara DioGuardi and singer-songwriter Jewel as judges.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Game Show, Arts, Music
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Gamboa
    May 31, 2011
    75
    It's an odd concept, but it works pretty well.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 31, 2011
    70
    If nothing here screams New Dylan or Next Gaga, or bids in any way to rival the best of "Runway" or "Chef," the craft-under-pressure and problem-solving elements work as before. It's amazing what people can do in a day.
  3. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jun 3, 2011
    70
    The whole enterprise is less goosed and glitzy than NBC's successful show, "The Voice." But it's easier to concentrate that way, on the experts who know what they want and talk to the contestants with a brutal honesty that's still softer than the real world.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    May 27, 2011
    42
    The musicians are the usual callow reality-show egomaniacs, as contrasted with the more demure self-regard of judge Kara DioGuardi. Host Jewel, unaccountably more helium voiced than ever, is blissfully genial. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.104]
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    May 27, 2011
    40
    There may or may not be a better way to do this show. Unfortunately, this one just isn't all that exciting.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 27, 2011
    40
    Alas, [the guest judges are] the only fresh ingredient in the series, from the format to the cast, with a dozen participants--all in their 20s and 30s--who arrive spouting the usual "I'm here to win" platinum-plated platitudes.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 31, 2011
    30
    Mostly, I came away thinking that Platinum Hit is a pretty lame way to find a talented songwriter and that my chances of liking any of the music produced on the show are low. I won't be returning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 18, 2011
    5
    The series has a lot of flaws, and Jewel is a bit bland of a host. Even so, I really found myself interested in the core of it all: the songs themselves, and there are quite a few that I thought were really good.

    So there's that, at least.
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  2. Jun 11, 2011
    0
    Formulaic and boring. There is nothing interesting about watching bad pop hits created by MTV rejects. Kara Dioguardi is mediocre at best. There is no chemistry to this reality show. Top Model and Top Chef do it better...way better. Expand

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