Picks and Pans Review: Rock the Cradle

updated 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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The premise is tacky fun: Put the offspring of famous musicians onstage and see if they can sing. The premiere produced a few interesting talents: A'Keiba Burrell-Hammer, whose dad is MC Hammer, was lightly soulful; Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi sang in a deep, choked voice—between Amy Winehouse and Linda Blair. She was strangely impressive. But no performer had anything approaching the treacly charisma of American Idol's humble boy-next-door David Archuleta.

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