Watched the first ep last night (like a lot of reality shows, not on my Tivo.. watched on my non-Tivo recorder where I can watch all but the actual performance part faster than realtime). Interesting premise, even though it's really just "American Idol slightly tweaked".. But since this is about the songwriting, and they stressed that a few times, I think they actually should have had the songs performed by someone else. That would give someone with no/limited actual singing ability the ability to compete. Either something like have the SAME group perform all songs.. But that's probably far too difficult to do.. So then have several groups, where they either rotate between the competitors or the weekly challenge winners get to choose which group performs their song.