America has voted and two more wannabe rock stars will be kicked off of Rock the Cradle. Crosby Loggins was deemed untouchable last week, so he gets a free pass to next week's finals, where one contestant will win a record deal and $100,000. With...... Read Full Episode Summary »
In the semi-finals the judges turn the tables and pick the tracks for the remaining Cradle Rockers to perform. The pressure is on and only three remain.
The ladies were hit hard as Lucy and Lara got tossed from the Cradle. Watch all their performances to see if America got it right.
When asked, "What rock n' roll means?" The Cradle Rockers dig deep to conjure up an answer.
America has voted and two more wannabe rock stars will be kicked off of Rock the Cradle. Crosby Loggins was deemed untouchable last week, so he gets a free pass to next week's finals, where one contestant will win a record deal and $100,000.
With a double elimination looming, host Ryan Devlin announces each person is prepared to perform two songs that were picked by the judges. All five rock star kids will sing their first song, but only those deemed safe will strut their stuff onstage during round two. In the end, three contestants will be put on the chopping block one last time. No one will be untouchable. Yes, everything is on the line right now.
Deemed untouchable last week, Crosby Loggins is the first to perform. He's automatically moving on to the Rock the Cradle finale, but that doesn't mean he won't have to work to win it all. The judges choose "Beverly Hills" by Weezer because they want him to lighten up. Crosby's dad, Kenny Loggins, tells his son not to overthink the song, just have fun.
Stepping onstage, Crosby hopes to let go and get into the moment. With two female dancers wriggling behind him, he looks like he's having fun. With a big smile, he asks the crowd to sing along and they happily oblige.
When it's time to hear from the judges, host Ryan Devlin reveals that there will be no scores during the first round. That said, judge Jamie King calls Crosby Loggins' performance "awesome."
Next up is Jesse Blaze Snider, who learns he'll be performing Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl." The judges challenge Dee Snider's son to make the song his own, and Jesse makes it known that he's "pissed off" at Belinda Carlisle for calling him a "fake punk" last week.
When the lights come up, Jesse is seated on a chair. It's a deviation from his usually rambunctious behavior. When he's done, Belinda says he has "charisma, looks and moves." But she also calls him out for calling her a "bitch" backstage. She says she's "only trying to help" him and claims he "can dish it but can't take it." Jesse agrees she's "absolutely right" and promises to keep his "mouth shut" from now on.
For Lara Johnston, the judges pick "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie. And, once again, judge June Ambrose helps her pick out clothes. Decked out in skintight black pants, a hot pink top and a vest, Lara takes the stage. At the end, June says the performance "worked" and Lara's father, Tom Johnston, says he's "so proud" of what his daughter has accomplished.
When Lucy Walsh learns she'll be singing Evanescence's "My Immortal" she's afraid she's going to cry because it reminds her of her relationship with her father, Joe Walsh. Thankfully, her dad is on hand to help her tackle the emotional song.
Playing piano, Lucy breathily sings for the audience and the judges. Afterwards, Larry tells her it was "amazing" and he would have given her "an 11."
When Chloe Lattanzi learns she'll be singing "Toxic" by Britney Spears she freaks out because judge Larry Rudolph worked with Britney for a long time. But the judges say they only selected it because they want her to be open-minded and do something less "dark."
When the song starts, Chloe takes to the stage and works the crowd. Not one to leave all of her dark side behind, she dances around a guy that's tied to a chair and has duct tape over his month. In the end, Larry claims she "rose to the occasion" and made the song her own.
It's almost time to find out who's the first to go, but first the untouchable Crosby Loggins will perform his second song, The Fray's "Over My Head (Cable Car)."
At the piano, Crosby quietly embraces the pop tune. Then he gets up and heads into the crowd -- and they go crazy. Did the judges enjoy it too?
Yup! Crosby Loggins' scores range from 8.5 to two perfect 10s! Judge Belinda Carlisle says he "sold it" with a "quiet elegance" and Jamie King says there's been undeniable "growth" but he's got to be "great" to win. As always, June Ambrose admits that her love for Crosby will "continue to burn." And Larry Rudolph tells him to "keep taking chances."
Now the moment of truth. Lara Johnston and Chloe Lattanzi are told that one of them will be going home. As the tension rises, Lara learns that she is the first to be eliminated. She's all smiles as she says goodbye to the rest of the Rock the Cradle gang. Once again, Chloe is safe.
Chloe Lattanzi's second song is "The First Cut Is the Deepest" by Sheryl Crow, which she performs while sitting on a throne. Holding onto her earpiece, she seems to be having a problem hearing herself. Her mother, Olivia Newton-John, looks concerned while watching from the sidelines. Through it all, Chloe never leaves the chair. What did the judges think?
Eh. Chloe's scores range from 7 to 8.5. Belinda says it was "pitchy" while Jamie thinks she "lost" her edge a little. June calls it "sultry" and "refreshing" but Larry warns that she needs to watch her vibrato.
It's down to Lucy Walsh and Jesse Blaze Snider. Who will perform and who will go home? The answer is: Lucy. As the crowd chants her name, Lucy tells everyone to vote for Jesse.
Stepping onto the stage, Jesse Blaze Snider performs The Living End's "Prisoner of Society." It's a fitting song for Dee Snider's son, who thrashes to the beat as he sings about being a "brat." As always, Jesse strips down to his bare chest, then he runs up to the judges and tumbles through the audience. He ends with a backflip and falls down in mock exhaustion. Did he impress the judges?
Yes, yes, yes! He scores three perfect 10s, the highest score of the season! Belinda admits that she didn't want to give him a 10 but thought his performance was too "great" to ignore. Jamie says he's "always entertaining" and June swears he was a "badass" that was "born to rock."
And there you have it, the final three: Jesse Blaze Snider, Crosby Loggins and Chloe Lattanzi. But who's got what it takes to nab the Rock the Cradle crown? It's all up to the voters...