Tonight, season 6 of the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer continues with more from Group B contestants and a NEW Wildcard.
FIVE masks will perform tonight, including Banana Split, Cupcake, Queen of Hearts, Mallard and NEW wildcard, Caterpillar.
After the contestants are presented, with clues, they will perform a song. Then, it’s up to the audience and judges to guess who is behind the mask.
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke sit on the panel. Nick Cannon hosts.
It’s “Date Night” on The Masked Singer. The legendary “Lips” makes an appearance to hand Nick his mic.
Clues: Ice Cream is showing lots of savvy when it comes to picking the right song. The splits cook together. The three ingredients for a perfect love song? “Fantasy, Pain (Red Cross) …and a little dab of reality.” Ice cream disagrees with the “reality” suggestion. “Nothing” on a plate is a clue.
Performance: Cry Me a River by Michael Buble – Actually, this is a classic song that a bunch of people have covered. Banana is back at the piano. Surprise! Not. What’s to say about Ice Cream’s voice? She sounds like Katharine McPhee. It’s the exact type of song that got her to 2nd place on American Idol in 2006. The judges are on their feet. The clues tonight revolve around “speed dating.” The panelists ask questions. Really dumb questions. They’d date Nicole because “We’d have a ball together.” Ken guesses Craig Robinson and Ashley Tisdale. Ridiculous. Jenny guesses Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes. Those two would not stoop to do this show at this time. Nicole guesses Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. This couple are so clearly NOT acquaintances or pals.
Prediction: Banana Split is American Idol alum Katharine McPhee and her husband David Foster. The cooking theme could point to Katharine’s stint in Broadway’s Waitress. David wrote Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” And Ice Cream getting snippy about the reality suggestion Heh.
Clues: Cupcake calls themself a black Liz Taylor. They’ve had many husbands. Needle and thread. Bruno Mars makes them feel good.
Performance: Finesse by Bruno Mars – Cupcake has inhabited a female persona, but is clearly masculine. This was probably not the greatest song choice, though. Kind of a boring performance from Cupcake. Speed Dating: Cupcake connects with Nick “We both have double trouble.” Jenny guesses Grace Jones. Nope. Ken guesses Tina Turner. He’s nuts. Jenny mentions that she lives in Switzerland. And she’s very very retired. Nicole guesses Beyonce’s mom. Jane Fonda shows up via Zoom to say she and Cupcake had dinner together. Hm.
Queen of Hearts
Clues: Queen of Hearts southern accent sounds very fake. She’s definitely loved and lost. “That don’t mean I can’t get back on the horse.” A quill and ink and pink flowers are clues. She swipes through a dating profile on her phone “Action Star,” Joe Kerr IV, Couch Surfer. Sour Doughboy, Austin Tatious, Fly Guy. She’s looking for someone “Outdoorsy” and someone with a “private plane.”
Performance: La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf – This performance was previewed in the pre-show promo episode. Queen of Hearts says she’s never performed a song in French before. It’s a beautiful and unique performance though. She’s outdoorsy! She picks Ken “We would both have a roasting hot first date.” Ken guesses Ireland Baldwin. Robin guesses Ashley Judd. Ashley is wrong, but it’s not a crazy guess. However, Nicole guesses Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus. Neither would do this show in a million years.
Prediction: The internets say Queen of Hearts is Jewel. I agree. References to “The Rock” and the little jewels on her face are hints.
Clues: He met his wife in 4th grade. She is in the audience wearing a face mask and hoodie. She has big curly hair and drinks sweet tea. He took her on a moonlight hike.
Performance: My House by Flo rida – He sounds like a rapping country singer. Really, he’s about as good a singer as some of the bro country dudes who have hit songs. Mallard is working the stage and the audience. I thought he was vulnerable tonight, but now I’m not so sure. He’s hairy with dimples! Mallard connects with Jenny “We could sit on the couch and get on the same wavelength.” Robin is sure Mallard is Freddie Prinze Jr. LOL NO. Jenny guesses Jon Bon Jovi. She knows that’s wrong. Ken guesses Nick Offerman. Robin also suggests Mario Lopez. Four very stupid guesses. Do they even listen to the clues?
Prediction: The internets say Mallard is Duck Dynasty dude Willie Robertson. Sounds reasonable to me.
Caterpillar – WILDCARD
Clues: Growing up he was lonely. A satellite photo of a hurricane is a clue. Things weren’t always great at home. He left at a young age. Was homeless, lived in his car, and stole things. He ended up in jail. The American Great Lakes is a clue.
Performance: If I Were a Boy by Beyonce – Interesting song choice. Caterpillar can sing. He’s either a singer or an actor who can sing. Nice falsetto. OH LOOK NICOLE IS FAKE CRYING. Jenny calls it a “front runner performance.” The judges “catapult” their first impression guesses. Hilarity ensues. Caterpillar is into Robin. “I can’t take my eyes off of all his printed shirts.” Robin guesses Howie D. Ken guesses Aaron Carter. Jenny guesses AJ from Backstreet Boys. The panel is getting a total “boy band vibe” from Caterpillar
Prediction: Hm… Lots of folks are saying Brendon Urie from Panic at the Disco, but I’m not convinced. However: Taylor Swift is a clue from the pre-premiere special. And he’s cited her as an influence. Also Panic has a song called “Hurricane” and their song “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” could point to him saying “well I showed them!”
The votes are in. The singer with the least amount of votes is…Cupcake. Not surprised at all. Cupcake’s performance was weak. First impression guesses: Ken guesses Angela Bassett. Ken changes to Tina Turner. Nicole guessed Roberta Flack but she’s changing to Ruth Pointer. Robin’s first impression guess was RuPaul. Now, he’s guessing Leslie Jones. Jenny also guessed RuPaul and she’s switching to Grace Jones.
Oh wow! Nicole nailed it. Cupcake is Ruth Pointer from the Pointer Sisters. I was sure Cupcake was a man. Ruth shares that Anita Pointer was supposed to be a second cupcake. But, she had to bow out due to health problems.