Rock the Cradle is an MTV reality show in which the offspring of R&B, pop, and rock stars from the 1980s and 1990s vie in a six-week singing competition. The show debuted on Thursday, April 3, 2008.
The show was hosted by Ryan Devlin, and there was a panel of four judges composed of The Go-Go's lead vocalist Belinda Carlisle, choreographer Jamie King, celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose, and entertainment attorney/personal manager Larry Rudolph, who was also one of the executive producers. Brian Friedman substituted for an absent King in the fourth week.
Scoring and elimination:
Judges rated performances each week, and the highest-scoring contestant earned immunity from elimination for the following week. Elimination was determined by popular vote via toll-free telephone calls and text messaging. No immunity was granted for week five's performances, so all three finalists were subject to the popular vote and elimination to determine the winner.
The following contestants were featured:
Son of Bobby Brown
Daughter of MC Hammer
Daughter of The Doobie Brothers lead singer Tom Johnston
Daughter of Olivia Newton-John
Son of singer Kenny Loggins
Daughter of Eddie Money
Jesse Blaze Snider
Son of Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider
Lil B. Sure!
Son of Al B. Sure!
Daughter of Joe Walsh
The following list is presented in the order in which the contestants performed.
Weekly Results by Call-out
The contestant earned immunity for next week's elimination.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant won the competition.
Bold: The contestant had the highest score for that week.
Italics: The contestant had the lowest score for that week.
Chloe Rose Lattanzi was the only contestant whose familial connection was her mother rather than her father.,
Episode 2 introduced a fifth score screen representing the singer's total score, which was not present in Episode 1.,
The show was conceived as an eight-week contest, but due to lower-than-expected ratings, an announcement in Episode 3 declared that subsequent episodes would have double eliminations, reducing the total number of broadcast shows to six. The Finale was moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Los Angeles.,
After winning the immunity spot for Episode 2, Jesse Blaze Snider attempted to reject his second immunity on Episode 3. Producers forced him to accept the untouchable chair, ejecting Crosby Loggins for his earlier performance.,
A'Keiba Burrell-Hammer's parent is a rapper rather than a singer.
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