The Masked Singer is back this week with TWO episodes! Tonight’s special Tuesday (Dec 10) edition features all six masks on stage for the very first time. The Top 6 are: Thingamajig, Fox, Tree, Rottweiler, Leopard and Flamenco.
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke sit on the panel, while Nick Cannon hosts and is an executive producer. Season 1 winner, T-Pain serves as guest host.
ONE singer will be eliminated by the end of the episode. FIVE celebrities will remain. Wednesday’s (Dec 11) episode is The Masked Singer SEMI-FINAL. Five costumed celebrities perform, TWO will leave the competition. That leaves 3 masks to compete in next week’s finale.
The show kicks off with “masks from the past.” The show began with 16 celebrities. Now we’re down to six. Season 1 winner, T-Pain AKA the Monster is guest judge. Each of the celebrities presents a clue that ties them to one or all of the judges!
Clues – The consensus is that Fox is Wayne Brady. Fox reads a book “A guide on how to break up.” Fox says, “I feel like I want to get away, I want to fly away.” Photos of adorable doggies hang on the wall. He won’t need to put on his “superhero” disguise anymore. A drawing of fox depicts him standing in front of three stools. Another photo casts a shadow in a spotlight. “Through this mask,” I feel unchained, says Fox. “I’m ready to prove I can win this whole thing without you.”
Performance – Blame it by Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain – Monster is THRILLED Fox is jamming to his song. Fox is delivering a solid performance! Fox is bringing the dance moves tonight! And he’s scatting. Fox is holding nothing back! WHOOOO. T-Pain loved everything about it. “I have spent one of the best weekends of my life with one of you,” says Fox. Ooh. what a hint! Nicole still thinks it’s Jamie Foxx, intimating they have spent time “together.” Hm. FINALLY. Robin thinks it’s Wayne Brady. Though others wonder about the “superhero” references. T-Pain thinks Lenny Kravitz. Ken STILL THINKS IT’S JAMIE FOXX! Jenny is also still fixated on Jamie Foxx. Robin is correct. And yes…the superhero clues check out! Click on my predictions link at the top of the page!
Clues – The consensus is that Leopard IS Seal. This week, there are tennis clues, “brought to you by tofu.” The menace of tennis? Guard 1 – 4, Guard 2 – 3 is the score. Hm. A check for 20 million dollars flashes on screen, then a busted up toy motorcycle. (Last month, Seal participated in the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. Seal has loved Tennis forever. In the 90s he lent “Bring it On” to the Men’s Tennis tour)
Performance – We Are Young by .fun – Leopard is wearing platform shoes this week. The performance is kind of boring? I’m not digging this song choice. “I was presenting an award on an award show that included one of you and I was wearing a custom leather [outfit],” says Leopard. Jenny guesses Eric Benet. Robin agrees with Nicole, who figured out Leopard was Seal last week. Ken knows EXACTLY WHO THIS IS…Enrique Iglesias.
Clues: The general consensus is Thingamajig is NBA player, Victor
Performance – Ordinary People by John Legend – Good song choice for Thingy. He even sounds like John a little. It’ a bit karaoke for that reason. But he sounds good tonight. The crowd is loving this. T-Pain says “son I’m proud of you. You’re probably breathing hard as hell. I stuck my a** in one of those things.” Nicole felt the song was dedicated to her! “We can take it slow,” she says. “I’ve collaborated with the same artists as one of you,” says Thingy. Nicole guesses Marquel Foltz, an NBA player. Robin guesses Montell Jordan.
Clues: General consensus is that Flamingo is Adrienne Bailon. “First I went from Clueless to celebrated,” she says. “And then I mingled with other Flamingos and it was like a Different World. My friends are like my sisters, sister.” (Adrienne had a cameo in the The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.)
Performance: Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac – Flamingo is on fire tonight, dancing all over the stage. She’s shaking her tail feathers for good measure. Ken calls it “sassy, seamless, super.” “I shared some couch time with one of you in 2013,” says Flamingo. Ken guesses Hilary Duff. Jenny guesses Adrienne Bailon. She is correct! Robin guesses Fantasia. NOPE. Doesn’t sound like her at all. And not one clue fits. Robin is on tour with Fantasia right now so… Adrienne is a host on The Real. She probably interviewed one of the judges on her show.
Clues: Tree is Ana Gasteyer – “I miss the collaboration,” says Tree (Referring to Ana’s days as a member of SNL and the Groundlings comedy troupe). “But I know my loved ones are here in spirit, and I need their cheers more than ever.” (Ana starred in Tina Fey’s movie Mean Girls)
Performance: Edge of Glory y Lady Gaga – Tree is hitting those high notes. Confetti falls from the sky. It’s a party. “I have shared a stage and a standing o with one of you,” says Tree. Ken has never had a standing o in his life, he says. He guesses Bebe Neuwirth. Robin guesses Rachael Ray. T-Pain guesses Mariah Carey. Nick vouches that Mariah likes soup. Har. Wait. Nicole guessed it right last week. Now they’ve changed their minds?
Clues: Rottweiler IS Chris Daughtry! In tonight’s clues package, Rottweiler meditates, while a guitar sits nearby. There is a cluster of blue roses. (Chris practices martial arts, plays guitar and sports a tattoo of blue roses.) Rottweiler is flanked by two men wearing babies on their chests. (Chris and his wife Deanna had twins several years ago) There is a clock stopped at 12/26. (That’s Chris’ birthday!)
Performance: Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi. PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT Y’ALL. We all know this is Chris Daughtry. And he’s doing that amazing thing he always does singing ballads. Yay. Chris will definitely make it to the semi-finals. People in the audience are crying. The judges give Rottie a standing 0. Nicole calls it the most vulnerable and honest performance ever on the Masked Singer stage. “I have been on the same list as one of you. And it’s not sexiest man alive. Sorry Ken,” says Daughtry. Robin is still stuck on Darren Criss. Nicole guesses Jared Leto Ken guesses Bow Wow. DUMB GUESS. T-Pain calls Rottie a really good damn singer. FOX UPLOADED THE FULL PERFORMANCE!!!!
RESULTS: The Tree is eliminated! Ok. That’s not surprising. I kinda suspected it would be her. Final guesses: Robin switched to Amy Sedaris. Nicole also guesses Amy Sedaris. Jenny guesses Ana Gasteyer. Ken guesses Bebe Neuwirth. T-Pain guesses Mariah Carey. He wants to see Nick panic!
And the TREE IS…Ana Gasteyer!!! Ken did starred in A Christmas Story Live with Ken. He totally missed it. He calls her a musical and comedy genius.