The Masked Singer continues tonight, with six new celebrity masks.
Celebrities will perform in crazy costumes. ONE will be unmasked by audience vote before the episode ends. After the contestants are presented, with clues, they will perform a song. Then, it’s up to the virtual audience to guess who is behind the mask.
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke sit on the panel, while Nick Cannon hosts and is an executive producer.
Sixteen celebrities are competing. Performing tonight in Group B is: Baby Alien, Crocodile, Gremlin, Seahorse, Serpent, and Whatchamacallit.
Clues: He grew up in Hollywood, an Italian flag, a rainbow, and a fish in a pineapple.
Performance: It’s My Life by Bon Jovi – He has a really raspy voice. It’s very hair band-y. Maybe Crocodile has spent lots of time on Sunset Blvd. He doesn’t work the stage like a metal star, though. Maybe it’s difficult to move in the costume? Nicole calls it “electrifying.” After the judges enter their “first impression” guesses (on a toy train). Crocodile says he’s had to be tough on the outside, because he’s sensitive on the inside. Ken guesses Jon Ham because of pizza? Nicole guesses Nick Lachey. Robin Donnie Wahlberg, because Boston. But the Crocodile said clearly that he grew up in Hollywood. Robin only said that to tease Jenny about her husband.
Internet speculation: Lots of guesses for Nick Carter, because of the boy band vibes, and “growing up in Hollywood.”
Clues: He’s been stuck in 2nd gear for awhile. Mention of the Broadway stage. Roses.
Performance: Faith by George Michael – He’s got a middling voice for a Broadway star. IF he’s a Broadway star. Seems more like an actor who sings sometimes. How is that alien puppet moving? It seems so cumbersome. Nicole calls him a true puppet master. Suddenly Baby is speaking in a Russian accent. Jenny guesses Ralph Macchio because he was in How to Succeed in Business. Nicole guesses David Schwimmer, who has his own theater. Ken guesses Freddie Prinze Jr. using his usual convoluted logic.
Internet speculation: Some folks guess Jeff Dunham the ventriloquist, but that’s too on the nose. I’m also seeing Jason Segel from How I Met Your Mother.
Clues: Howdy pardners! She felt trapped by her insecurities, Dogs? Emotion ocean.
Performance: Only Girl (In the World) by Rihanna – This voice sounds very familiar. She’s not a great singer. It’s the kind of voice that belongs to a pretty pop star whose popularity isn’t about her vocal prowess. Nicole thinks Seahorse could be the winner. Comparing her to the Sun? Sun is a far better singer. Seahorse is having fun playing an alter ego. Kelly guesses Halsey. Hm. She’s too famous for this show. Nicole guesses Hailee Steinfeld who is up for an Oscar. Robin guesses Bebe Rexha. Again. She’s got too much going on for this show.
Internet speculation: A bunch of Tori Kelly fans are saying it’s absolutely her. I think Tori is a better singer than seahorse? But maybe the song isn’t a good vocal showcase.
Clues: He’s allowed others to absorb his spotlight.
Performance: I Wish by Skee-Lo – Not a singer! But could be a rapper? But I’ll bet he’s an athlete. He’s not professional at all. Jenny calls it “frickin amazing.” Nicole is sure he’s a professional. Really? He loves being whoever he wants to be. Nicole guesses Swizz Beatz because of the “swinging keys.” Ken guesses Dame Lillard, a basketball player who raps. Interesting. Robin guesses Tyler the Creator.
Internet speculation: ????
Clues: The Caribbean. Musicology and medicine? “My pops saved me.” A book on Serpent’s nightstand: How to get yourself out of debt.
Performance: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Proclaimers – Serpent can sing! He has a very old-school soulful voice. Wow. Now this dude could be on Broadway. Best singer so far, I think. Oh. Nick knows the voice. Hm. Nicole calls the cover beautiful. Serpent also has a very weird accent. Jenny guesses John Legend. Nope. Ken guesses Daveed Diggs from Hamilton. Nicole guesses Leslie Odom Jr.
Internet speculation: LOTS of folks think its Leslie Odom Jr. from Hamilton and Smash. The Carribean map is a Hamilton clue. Plus, Leslie wrote a book aimed at teaching kids life lessons. So the clues fit.
Clues: Fast and friendly dating service “Checkered” past. He loves to cook.
Performance: Stand by Me by Ben E. King. – Wow. He can’t sing at all. Not even a little bit. This performance is toneless, so I’m going to guess that Gremlin is an athlete. Or an actor that absolutely does not sing. Maybe the worst singer in Masked Singer history. Nicole calls his voice “Yummy.” Hm. The song was sung by one of his best friends. Hm. He sounds really old? Robin thinks the voice is familiar. He guesses Jerry Lee Lewis. Jenny guesses Mickey Rourke. Ken guesses Stone Cold Steve Austin.
OK GREMLIN TAKES HIS MASK OFF BEFORE THE VOTING EVEN BEGINS BECAUSE IT’S TOO DAMN HOT. And Jenny was correct. Gremlin is Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke, the Gremlin unmasks himself before the vote!. Everyone else is safe.
That was weird. Although….I have questions. So, Mickey Rourke, the worst singer in the bunch, is scheduled to sing LAST and he just happens to unmask himself? I’m thinking he had no interest in performing week after week, and was willing to engage in a stunt. While Nick was yelling for the “men in black” he didn’t seem all that surprised.
OR. Mickey took off his mask because the costume was “too damn hot,” a thing he would have figured out during rehearsals. Maybe he tried to quit earlier in the process, but instead he worked out a deal with the producers to perform once, and then quit at the end of the show. By far the worst singer, he would have been eliminated first, anyway.
His post show interview is REALLY strange. He doesn’t even discuss why he “suddenly” quit the show? I’m calling it. Fake stunt.