On Season 7 of MasterChef Junior, the Top 12 junior chefs are surprised when the kids from the musical group Kidz Bop show up in the kitchen. They’re not just there to sing and dance. The members of Kidz Bop (who sing kid-appropriate pop song covers) put their twist on a mystery box challenge so the kid home cooks need to make an elevated dish full of personality.
Kidz Bop has been making records since 2001. Developed by NYU Law classmates Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, their entertainment company Razor & Tie has sold more than 16 million albums. In January 2019, Kidz Bop released its 39th album. Former Kidz Bop members including Zendaya (Disney Channel’s D.C. Undercover) and Ross Lynch (Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally), among others. MasterChef Junior airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on FOX.
The Cardi B song “I Like It” is about a woman obsessed with wanting/having material things like diamonds and designer clothes and it still is when Kidz Bop sings it (see video below) but they omit the provocative language. (The original Cardi B song was co-written by 14 men, btw.)