It’s week 6 of The Masked Singer and I think I’ve nailed who tonight’s singers are behind those elaborate masks! The popular new competition has been greenlit by FOX for season 2. The next cycle of the show should offer less obvious clues to keep the suspense as high as possible for as long as possible.
Here are the contestants performing tonight with a video clip of clues (Some repeated!) We will be live blogging the performances and results beginning at 9 pm ET/PT. Join us then.
Here’s what the contestants had to say the last time they performed:
Raven – “This journey has taken me to places I would have the courage to revisit. I confronted the loss of my beloved with my last performance. It was like a cloud started to part and a long awaited transformation began. I was once the loneliest bird among all others. And no one recognized my beauty. Until years ago when a man came to town. He saw me in a new light and took me away from my flock. I cried tears of love into the Hudson river. I couldn’t believe somebody finally saw my gifts.” Video clues: Shots of the Hudson River valley, a wall full of staticy TVs, one containing the year 1968.
Guess: I am very confident that The Raven is Ricki Lake. She grew up in the Hudson River Valley, was discovered by director John Waters (the man who took her away) who cast her in the 1968 period movie. Hairspray. Oh, and the pregnancy test in the clues video? Ricki has made a couple of documentaries about childbirth.
The Peacock – Clues: “When I stepped on that stage for the first time I loved being able to perform without anyone knowing who I was. It was absolutely exhilarating. And I felt like I was 5 years old again. This show appealed to me so much because I’ve had so many incarnations of my career. And everyone thinks they know me. I started out as a little teeny bop. But there’s more than meets the eye. Then I was cast in some dramatic roles.” There’s a quick shot of some 70’s teenagers screaming.
Guess: The Peacock is most assuredly Donny Osmond. It doesn’t help that his big mouth sister Marie pretty much blew his cover on a recent Access Hollywood appearance. Anyway. He started singing with his brothers at 5 years of age and was a teen Idol in the 70s. went on to some Broadway roles
The Bee – “Being part of a show like this, I’m really having lots of fun. It gives me a challenge because I usually watch faces and they lift me up. But actually doing the mask part? I can’t see people! It’s kind of scary. Cause I’m singing the music of today. I’m not always on what’s happening in the world today musically. But it doesn’t matter how many awards you have. You have to be willing to flip the script.” Video clues: A peach breaks in half in the background, along with a cascade of honey. Bee cuts up with two of her bodyguards–they could be background singers!
Guess: Who could mistake that voice? The Bee is definitely Gladys Knight who sang a spectacular version of the National Anthem before the Super Bowl on Sunday (Feb 3). Early in the season she described herself as “Empress” which is what folks call her (The Empress of Soul). Also she revealed that she’s been around the music business since the 50’s (She won Ted Mack as a kid). And those bodyguards acting all pip-like. OK?
The Monster – “Man. Almost being unmasked last time was a really tough pill to swallow. When I was given a second chance I realized I had to do a little reset. I took a drive up from the south in my caddy to clear my head. I thought about how much this opportunity means to me. I realized from behind this mask I can finally show the world my true self. So know I’m back in the swing of things. And celebrate getting my mind right.” Monster drives from the south to NYC to the desert. Then, also shoots money and confetti out of guns.
Guess: I’m least confident about the identity of The Monster. But the general consensus is T. Pain. What do you think? The Monster definitely can sing, so there’s that!