The Cut (1998 TV series)
The Cut is a 1998 MTV talent series hosted by TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. MTV's The Cut, was the first in a line televised song contest that was later followed by American Idol. A handful of would-be pop stars, rappers, and rock bands competed against each other and were judged. The prizes were a record deal and MTV's funding to produce a music video, which would enter MTV's heavy rotation.
|Created by||Adam Tyler|
|Presented by||Lisa Lopes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Adam Tyler|
|Running time||22-26 approx. without commercials|
|Original release||September 28 –|
December 12, 1998
|Related shows||American Idol|
The season was won by a male-female rap duo named Silk-E, with rapper Lil' Noah coming in second place.
Anastacia, a then unknown singer-dancer, also made the finale, but did not win.
Episodes were around thirty minutes long (commercials included). There are four separate acts per episode, and vary from individual singers to groups. Artists perform in no particular order, and after the performances, a panel of alternating judges rate the performance from a scale of one to ten. half points, such as 7.5, are allowed. Whoever has the highest score at the end of the episode advances to the finals.
|Judges||Season 1 (1998)|
|Host||Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez|
(Names in bold indicate the winner of the episode)
Original airdate: September 28, 1998
Original airdate: September 29, 1998
|Blue Rap City||N/A|
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