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Kara DioGuardi is back

Former ”American Idol” judge finds a new home on Bravo

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Bravo has announced plans for Going Platinum, a reality competition for singer-songwriters (set to debut in 2011). And if you think it sounds a bit like American Idol, wait until you hear the cast! Kara DioGuardi (who sat alongside Simon Cowell in seasons 8 and 9) will be head judge, while Jewel (who was a guest judge in season 6) will host. But before you dismiss it as a knockoff, consider this: Idol bigwig Nigel Lythgoe has repeatedly said the show’s season 10 hopefuls won’t be able to ”hide behind their guitars.” Wouldn’t it be great to have a place where acoustic troubadours like Crystal Bowersox could still shine?