Tonight, season 5 of the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer continues on to week 8 on FOX.
The competition becomes fierce as the FEISTY FIVE remaining 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 at home-audience to guess who is behind the mask.
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke sit on the panel. And Nick Cannon is back as host.
Tonight’s masked celebrities include Russian Dolls, Black Swan, Piglet, Chameleon, and Yeti. Plus, clue mask, Cluedle-doo, who will be unmasked before the end of the season!
Tonight’s guest panelist is Holy Moley host Rob Riggle.
Clues: COSTUME CAM! Weird Al Yankovic is a pal “He’s literally given us great direction in our lives.”
Performance: I’m Still Standing by Elton John – Aw there’s a piano! And the dolls are wearing EJ glasses. This band of brothers never fail to engtain. RUSSIAN DOLLS FOR THE WIN! Oh. This week four dolls are on stage! On stage clues feature a MAILBOX. It’s a Russian Doll mailbox. “I was a fan of you individually, but when I saw you band together…I love you from the moon and back again.” Rob thinks it’s Devo. Uh. no. Ken guesses Savage Garden. OMG. These guesses. He changes his guess to Barenaked Ladies. Not much better! Nicole is sticking to Hanson. Oh. The band went to the moon in the M’Bop music video.
Prediction: Yes. Russian Dolls are Hanson, The panelists making goofy guesses are just playing now.
Clues: She’s had some disappointments in her career. She’s determined to say yes to things that scare her. She’s a super fan of Cher.
Performance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – Sing it out Girrrl. She’s the best vocalist in the competition right now. I’ll be shocked if she doesn’t make the final. She performs the pop ballad with beautiful tone and runs. Jenny and Nicole are all goosebumpy. Swan’s Mailbox “You’re mega talented. I’ll never forget when you were on Oprah…” Ken guesses Dua Lipa. No A list singers will say yes to this show. Robin guesses Normani because she dressed up as Oprah recently.
Prediction: Black Swan is likely pop singer JoJo. When she was a kid, JoJo sang a Cher cover on the Boston show Kids Say the Darndest Things: On the Road to Boston. Right after, Oprah invited her to appear on her show.
Clues: He watched season 1 of Masked Singer with his little Piggy, who suggested he be a pig on the show. Got that? Piglet’s all time Idol is Bruce Willis.
Performance: Superstition by Stevie Wonder – He opened the song with Opera. I thought Piggy couldn’t possibly get through an entire song singing in an operatic style And indeed, he switches to rote arrangement of Superstition. He ends “PIGLEST YEAH!” With confetti! Piglet’s Mail: “Whether on my TV or in my headphones I’m so lucky I discovered you in the 90s.” The fan isn’t jealous of his romantic relationships. Jenny guesses Justin Timberlake. Ken guesses Jeremy Renner. Robin guesses Nicholas Lachey DING DING DING DING.
Prediction: Robin is correct. Piglet is Nick Lachey from 98 degrees.
Clues: Yeti is the last Wildcard standing. One of his greatest inspirations is Diddy. “He helped me reach the top of the mountain.”
Performance: Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts – Yeti says he has never sung a country song before. Well, this song is pretty poppy, and easy to re-arrange to other styles. It’s a very pretty rendition. Yeti is so tender. He made Nicole’s heart melt. Yeti’s Mailbox: “You are a true triple…quadruple threat…I’m proud to be your biggest fan.” Robin guesses Channing Tatum. Ken guesses Twista. Jenny guesses Ne-Yo. Cluedle-do drops in! He’ll un-mask next week!
Prediction: The internets say Yeti is Omarion
Clues: Cham knew he’d be battling against singers. But he broke out nevertheless. He mentions a theater background in high school. His personal hero is Jackie Chan.
Performance: Drop it Like it’s Hot by Snoop Dogg – Chameleon has stuck to rap through the competition, and has prevailed. Voters usually eliminate rap performers early. It helps the producers have been pushing him hard. This is his second pimp spot, I believe. Robin compliments him for staying in his lane. Chameleon’s Mail: “Any friend of Martha’s Stewart is a friend of mine. I saw you perform at Madison Square Garden.” Rob guesses Blake Griffin. Ken guesses Young Thug.
Prediction: Chameleon is rapper Wiz Khalifa! Wiz attended a performing arts magnet high school in Pittsburgh where he did perform musical theater. Also, he’s a student of martial arts, thus the Jackie Chan reference.
Nick says the vote was one of the closest of the season. And the Russian Dolls are unmasked. NOOOOOOO. I predicted they would win it all! Nicole’s first impression “The entire cast of Glee” WHAT? Nicole changes her guess to Hanson. Robin’s first guess: Black Eyed Peas. He changes it to Sugarland. Jenny’s first guess: Boyz II Men. But she changes to Hanson. Ken’s first guess: Donny and Marie Osmond. Ken changes to Jonas Brothers. Rob guessed Devo earlier in the episode but now he says Hanson. AND YES it’s HANSON! Three of them in one costume.
The Russian Dolls were so much fun the way they came out in different iterations of the dolls, keeping folks guessing. The trio had such a great sense of humor about everything, and seemed to be having a ball. Too bad they didn’t make it further in the competition.