Tonight, season 5 of the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer continues on to week 5 on FOX.
FOUR celebrities from Group B (Yes, GROUP BE IS BACK, along with last week’s revealed Wildcard) 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 audience to guess who is behind the mask.
BUT, there is a twist. Another WILDCARD will enter The Masked Singer stage.
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke sit on the panel. Niecy Nash will host while Nick Cannon recovers from COVID-19.
Tonight’s masked celebrities from Group B include Piglet, Black Swan, Chameleon. and Wildcard Crab. Plus, clue mask, Cluedle-doo, who will be unmasked before the end of the season!
The Black Swan
Clues: The anonymity of the mask brings her back to her beginnings. When she first started her career, she worried about how her appearance would be perceived. So, she sent out her auditions with no face to be judged only by her talents. 10 10 10 is written on a mailbox. There is a hissing black cat. And a backpack with “Montana” written on it. She pushes it away, and jumps out of an airplane. The word “Spot” and a blotch flies behind her.
Performance: How Will I Know by Whitney Houston – Black Swan continues to bring the big vocals, delivering runs for days! She’s definitely a contender. This week, the singers provide a “meaningful item” as a clue. For Black Swan, it’s a Unicorn. It commemorates her best friend that just passed away. She taught the singer how to be herself. Jenny guesses Emily Osment. Robin guesses Victoria Justice. Ken guesses Brenda Song.
Prediction: Fans across the internets are convinced that The Black Swan is pop singer JoJo. She’s from New England, but the Montana clue apparently points to her almost getting the role of Hannah Montana before Miley Cyrus got it instead.
Clues: Years ago he was really getting grilled. It was a difficult time, but then someone unexpected appeared and turned my life around. There is a whole Charlotte’s Web thing going on here, with a spider. Piglet also rubs a magic lamp. “She rescued me from the heat, and gave me a brand new start.” There is a blue ribbon with “1 DR” printed on it.
Performance: 7 Years by Lukas Graham – Here’s a song I haven’t thought about in about 10 years. That performance was actually kind of boring. Jenny is all fake crying. She claims she’s never heard the song before, and that it reminds her of her son. Piglet’s important item are a set of Dog Tags. They represent the most important thing in his life. Ken brags about his his friend “Bradley Cooper.” The group immediately piles on, mocking him for being a name dropper. Ken guesses Zayn Malik. Jenny guesses AJ Mclean.
Predictions: The internets say Piglet is former 98 Degrees member, Nick Lachey. The dog tags have a “P”written on it. His son is named Phoenix. In his clue package, Piglet talked about finally meeting the love of his life and settling down. He married Vanessa Milano and has a family. The two also work together on various TV projects.
Clues: Crab was last week’s Wildcard. When he was a kid, he got into all sorts of trouble. His mom tried to keep him on the straight and narrow path by keeping him in the kitchen and teaching him to cook. There is a big pan of Mac & Cheese on the table. Plus, a photo of London clock tower with the hands set at 3:15.
Performance: Give it to me Baby by Rick James – Ha ha Rick James. Give me that Funky Stuff. Crab is obviously older, but this performance still manages to be energetic. Uh oh. After the performance, Crab panics. He needs to take off his mask. He scurries back stage with his handlers. Those costumes have to be so constricting. To be honest, I couldn’t do it. So will he unmask himself? COMMERCIAL BREAK. OK we’re back. After a breather, Crab recovered and is back on stage! Household item is a bowler hat. He admires Sammy Davis Jr, who was an incredible dancer. Jenny guesses Bobby Brown. Ken guesses Shawn Stockman. Robin thinks if it were Bobby Brown he’d be dancing his face off. Uh. He can barely breath in that costume. He’s about to pass out. I don’t think so.
Predictions: Robin is dumb. Jenny is spot on. Crab is most certainly Bobby Brown. Last week, he shared about how much loss he experienced in his life. His wife Whitney Houston, two of his children, his parents and friends, have all tragically passed on. Plus, this week’s clue package focused on Crab cooking with his mother. Bobby sells a line of BBQ sauces. The bio on his website declares “Meet The King of the Kitchen” And then goes on to explain, ” Growing up in Boston, Bobby spent plenty of time with his mom in the kitchen learning her recipes, cooking styles, and family stories. As an adult Bobby has always been the cook in the house, creating dishes all his friends LOVE…” THE END.
Clues: The person he wants to impress the most is his “little chameleon.” As a kid, he loved Teenage Mutant Turtles. Now, he’s dedicated himself to being a superhero ninja for the little one. He decided to party less, and practice martial arts. There are a bunch of clocks set to 3:46. Martial arts helped him manage his emotions, now he teaches little cham that it’s cool to express feelings.
Performance: Hip Hop by Dead Prez – Chameleon is showing off prodigious rap skills. And he really is GOOD. But I think the lack of singing could get him eliminated this week. Household Item: Hot Wings. He’s always cooking something in the kitchen. Nicole guesses Waka Flocka Flame. Robin guesses Wiz Khalifa. Jenny guesses Machine Gun Kelly.
Cluedle-doo says the FOX studio isn’t the only one he frequents.
Prediction: Chameleon is likely rapper Wiz Khalifa. He mentioned a son in his clue package. Wiz had a boy with his former wife Amber Rose. The clip also talks about Chameleon studying martial arts. Wiz began studying Brazilian jiu-jitsu in May 2017. He also studies Muay Thai. In Pittsburgh, where he grew up, he frequented a studio called “ID Labs.”
Clues: His whole life he had to fend for himself, stepping up to any challenge that came his way. “I made moves on every green field with panthers and Pit Bulls, running fast like a human torch.” He’s one hot Barkin’ dog. A bowl with SUPER printed on it. He’s the sexiest dog alive. Don’t be fooled by all of the beef. He’s a big softy inside. Beware of dog…kisses. B99 is a clue, which sounds like a radio station. He’s dedicating his performance to Niecy. Gosh, that voice over sounds really familiar!
Performance: Candy Girl by New Edition – Bull Dog does not sound how I expected. He sounds like a young kid. Also, pretty sure he’s not a singer.
I’m thinking he’s an athlete. He’s dancing, though! Household clue: And Live From New York…It’s Saturday Night. He loves comedy. Ken guesses Ken Tucker. Jenny guesses Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock.
WELP: Bulldog is revealed this week. It’s a twist smart people saw a mile away (I’m not very smart. Heh).
Niecy says SHE WILL DECIDE who gets unmasked, rather than the voting audience. What? She sends home The Bulldog. JUST AS HE WAS PULLING OFF HIS MASK I GUESSED IT. NICK CANNON! He’s back. I wondered how Nick would come back to the show. FOX would not have him just suddenly, show up. Just today I was thinking that some sort of hand off event would announce Nick’s return. Which is why I should have seen this bit coming from a mile away. Still, it was a cute way to bring Nick back to the show. However, that means there really wasn’t an elimination this week.
Next week, Group A returns with ONE MORE WILDCARD. I’m reading here and there that the character is named Yeti. Also, check out details on what to expect from upcoming episodes of The Masked Singer HERE.