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Celebrity Rap Superstar
Created byGiuliana Rancic
Presented byKevin Hart
Liz Hernandez
JudgesDMC
Da Brat
Big Boy
ComposerDylan R. Berry
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producerGiuliana Rancic
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseAugust 30 (2007-08-30) –
October 18, 2007 (2007-10-18)

Celebrity Rap Superstar is an American reality show which premiered on MTV on August 30, 2007. The series was hosted by Kevin Hart and Liz Hernandez.

Overview

The series features eight rappers teaching eight celebrities to be able to perform rap songs, which in turn were voted on by the viewers.[1]

The judges had the power in various weeks to choose one or more celebrities to be safe from voting and move forward to the following week's round. The celebrity with the lowest votes from the viewers would be eliminated from the competition. The judges panel consisted of DMC, Da Brat and Big Boy. The hosts were comic Kevin Hart and radio personality Liz Hernandez.

The series was broadcast live on some Thursdays, 10:00 PM Eastern and tape-delayed on others until some controversies arose during the competition that ultimately led to the remainder of the season being broadcast live.

Challenges

The judges' least favorite pairing battled it out while performing Fabolous's "Can't Let You Go" featuring Lil Mo to determine who gets eliminated. Lil Mo guest starred to provide her vocals.

Celebrities and songs performed

Order of elimination

The elimination results for the week are given during the next show. For example, The elimination results for Week 1's show was revealed during Week 2's show.

To avoid confusion: The results revealed for that week's performance is recorded below as is.

During week 4, the votes were tallied and each contestant was ranked. The ranking had no effect on the outcome of elimination but was used to pair the contestants off (1st with 6th, 2nd with 5th, and 3rd with 4th).

Week: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Celebrities Results
Shar Jackson Safe Safe 3rd Place 3rd Place 1st Place Safe WINNER
Kendra Wilkinson Safe Safe 1st Place 1st Place 2nd Place Safe Runner-Up
Sebastian Bach Safe Bottom 2 4th Place 4th Place 3rd Place Eliminated
Perez Hilton Safe Safe 6th Place 5th Place Eliminated
Countess Vaughn Safe Safe 5th Place 2nd Place
Jason Wahler Safe Safe Eliminated
Efren Ramirez Bottom 2 Eliminated
Jamal Anderson Eliminated

Legend

Gender:   Male   Female

  The celebrity was the winner of the competition
  The celebrity was safe by the viewers choice
  The celebrity was selected safe by the judges
  The celebrity was in the bottom 2 and voted safe by the judges
  The celebrity was eliminated due to illness
  The celebrity was eliminated
  The celebrity was safe by default

Awards

The title sequence created by Framework Studio won a 2009 Telly Award.[2]

References

  1. ^ Kinon, Cristina (30 August 2007). "It's a 'Rap' as Celebs Try to Busta Rhyme". Television. New York Daily News. p. 87. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010.
  2. ^ "TELLY Awards / Winners". Retrieved 2011-02-03.