MTV’s "Rock The Cradle" knows what we’re talkin about. Nine children of 9 different musician-stars will compete in American Idol-like fashion for the Rock the Cradle crown. (While the concept annoys me, I suppose you can’t blame any musician for jumping on a chance to launch a career. And at least it’s better TV than MTV’s That’s Amore.) The show is being produced jointly by MTV and by Fremantle Media, which is responsible for American Idol…hence the deja vu you might be experiencing.
Introducing the Rock the Cradle Cast:
Jesse Blaze Snider, son of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
- Lara Johnston, daughter of Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers
- A’keiba Burrell-Hammer, M.C. Hammer’s daughter
- Landon Brown, son of Bobby Brown
- Lil Al B Sure, R&B singer Al B Sure’s son
- Crosby Loggins, Kenny Loggin’s son
- Jesse Money, daughter of rocker Eddie Money
- Chloe Rose Lattanzi, Olivia Newton John’s daughter
- Lucy Walsh, daughter of the Eagles‘ Joe Walsh
My next question is, will the cast only be allowed to sing songs by their moms and dads? Or disallowed? You’d think Lucy Walsh would be sick of Hotel California by now. "Oh dad, please, don’t sing THAT song again…" Will there be a parent-child duet opportunity? Leave it to MTV to fully milk that celebrity nector… I’ve got dibs on Jesse Snider to be the Rock the Cradle winner, just ’cause he’s related to Dee Snider.
Be sure to tune in to confirm what we all know — it’s a lot easier to get fame when you’ve already got some to work with. Rock The Cradle premieres on April 3rd on MTV. Pop some kettle corn, whip out your favorite 80s album from the star list, and enjoy. 2 Legit 2 Quit, baby.