The Masked Singer continues tonight, with the remaining contestants in Group C.
Celebrities 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.
Performing tonight in Group C is: Broccoli, Squiggly Monster, Jellyfish, and Mushroom.
Jenny and Nicole are tied at two correct initial guesses in the first impression “Golden Ear” contest. The panel has a special guest tonight. He’s a singer, performing in a television mask. And it’s the season 2 winner, Wayne Brady! The judges kept guessing “Jamie Foxx” I think they were being sarcastic.
Clue: Offbeat shroom. He wasn’t popular in in high school.There is a Clue Burn Book. But he learned to embrace his weirdness! Now it’s time to FETCH the golden mask.
Performance: If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher – Mushroom is setting aside his falsetto for the most part this week. I’m still not convinced he’s a professional singer. He holds out the last note with no vibrato whatsoever. This week, clues are presented with a magic lamp. Nick rubs it and a jello brain pops out. “A mind is a terrible thing to waste….” says Mushroom. Ken guesses Donald Glover for the millionth time. Nick digs in, proving it’s only jello. Strawberry jello! Nicole guesses Adam Lambert. Uh. No. Wayne notes that Adam’s tone is freakishly unique. Exactly. Instead, he guesses Jaden Smith, who is known for being super quirky (He wears skirts!). Robin also guesses Jaden Smith, noting that he’s currently promoting an album. Oh. Nick knows who it is, he says to Nicole: “I’m surprised YOU don’t know who it is–as if she should. Hm.
Prediction: Could Mushroom be Pharrell Williams? The clue packages included a very Pharrell-like hat. Also, the package mentions being quirky and weird in school, but also embracing it. The package mentions Pharrell helping and working with people–he’s a songwriter and producer and has done a ton of collaborations. Nicole and Robin have worked with him. Also, the vocal sounds reasonably Pharrell-like.
Clues: Hm. Italian music. There is a taxi cabbage and the copacabana. These mafia clues are very weird (And a little offensive, to be honest).
Performance: Hello by Lionel Richie – Last week, Brocoli did an 50s style rock song. This week, it’s a ballad. He’s obviously not a singer. When he tries to be serious, it shows every vocal flaw. I’m thinking he’s a comedian or an actor. Clues: It’s a roulette spin with a 26. “Take this clue for a spin, and you may land on my identity if you’re lucky.” Nicole guesses Wayne Newton. Ken guesses Martin Short. Wayne agrees with Ken. C’mon MARTY CAN ACTUALLY SING. LIKE FOR REALS. Jenny does a bunch of math, and guesses Jason Alexander.
Prediction: Broccoli is obviously an old school entertainer. Apparently, a bunch of fans are guessing Paul Anka, which makes sense! The entire clue package could be about Anka writing “My Way” for Frank Sinatra, which has become a classic. Broccoli talked about working with some of the biggest names in the business. Anka started his career as a teen idol. But his contributions to show business have been mostly producing and songwriting (He wrote the Tonight Show theme for Johnny Carson). Singing was not really his strong suit. But did play Las Vegas over the years. Anka is a Canadian, which accounts for the “Canadian bacon” clues.
Clues: The clues have an election theme! As a little squiggle, he was bullied for being different. He suffered tragedies. There’s a montage of silly three stooges like comedy scenes.
Performance: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction by Rolling Stones – Group C are all the goofballs who can’t sing. I wonder if the producers grouped them together so at least one or two weren’t immediately voted off. It is unfair to pit bad singers against pros. Clue: iT’s a teddy bear “I’m here to bear it all. That starts with this very cuddly clue. Jenny guesses Ted Danson. Robin guesses David Hasselhoff Ken guesses Al Gore. Alrighty then. Wayne agrees with Ken. Al Gore would have no reason to do this show. Squiggly presents Nick with a hat. They obviously know each other.
Clues:She’s super competitive, but nerves got the best of her last time. She’s very close to her family. They sacrificed so she could succeed. Her father maybe managed her.
Performance: Crazy by Patsy Cline – Either she’s still nervous, or not a great singer. Although, according to her clues, she’s been in showbusiness for a long time. Clue: A stuffed tiger “If you can earn your stripes and pounce on this glue GROWL. Robin guesses Sofia Richie and the dad is Lionel. Wayne guesses Halle Bailey.
Prediction: Jellyfish could be Olympic snowboarder, Chloe Kim. Her parents moved to the US from South Korea to support her career. She’s close to her father. She’s appeared on Sesame Street with Big Bird (Sesame Street clue). She’s a big Star Wars fan. And attends Princeton where the school’s football team are called the Tigers. Also, being a sports figure rather than an entertainer would explain her lack of confidence on stage.
Leaving the competition tonight is...Squiggly Monster! First impression guesses: Jenny’s first guess was Bob Saget, and she’s sticking with that. Robin’s first impression was also Bob Saget, and he’s sticking with that! Ken’s first impression was Fabio. He’s changing his guess to Bob Saget. Nicole’s first impression was one of the Ying Yang twins. She had no clue. But seriously, she’s going with Gary Cole. Wayne Brady also thinks it’s Bob Saget.
And Squiggly Monster is….Bob Saget! Aw. Bob was very supportive of Ken early in his career. The slapstick clues in the clues package are about Bob’s history hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos.