Tonight, season 6 of the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer kicks off the semifinals with Group B
FOUR celebrity masks will perform tonight, including Banana Split, Caterpillar, Queen of Hearts and Mallard. However TWO WILL LEAVE THE COMPETITION.
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. Curb Your Enthusiasm actress, Cheryl Hines will serve as guest judge.
Clues: They think Caterpillar is their biggest competition? Really? I think it’s Queen of Hearts. They call themselves “theatrical.” Banana jokes that ONE OF US WANTED TO BE A POP STAR AND FAILED. Ice Cream takes umbridge. “I didn’t say it was you,” says Banana.
Performance: Poker Face by Lady Gaga – So the plan for this duo is to be outrageous and theatrical. Banana begins the performance in his usual spot behind the piano. But then he switches to the drums. Meanwhile, Ice Cream does this singing/rap thing. It’s entertaining. Nick mentions some of the masks have won Oscars and Grammys. Awards will be this week’s clue theme. And it’s a case FULL OF TROPHIES. There is one that’s censored. Ice Cream won “favorite hottie” and she does not remember how or why. Jenny calls the chemistry between the two amazing, but is still not convinced they are a couple. Jenny thinks Banana is Ed Sheeran LOLOLOL Ed and Jesse J. to be exact. Robin guesses Ryan Tedder and Leona Lewis. A better guess. Nicole guesses John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. She’s having trouble with John’s Polish surname. It’s heck of a lot easier to pronounce than “Scherzinger.” Just saying.
Prediction: Banana split is, of course, American Idol alum Katharine McPhee and her husband, producer/songwriter David Foster. Foster did start in the business wanting to be an artist, but then ended up producing.
Clues: Caterpillar admits that’s he’s nervous every time he takes the stage, because he’s never “done anything like that before. In other words, he is not famous for singing. He wants to show range with this next performance.
Performance: Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks – Caterpillar has a good voice, and that’s what initially threw me off. He’s actually pulling off a credible country cover. His low notes are impressive! He could actually knock a front runner out this week. Caterpillar’s trophy is…Stage Champion Bible Quiz Award. Oh he admits that he won a VMA award. Nicole thinks it’s Tyler from Florida-Georgia Line, Cheryl thinks it’s Jim Parsons. That’s not a bad guess. Jenny insists that she knows who it is, and screams for THE TAKE IT OFF BUZZER. And she hits it. Jenny thinks it’s Jake Gyllenhaal. LOL NOPE. Jenny’s punishment is to clean Ken’s dressing room. These Take it Off Buzzer bits are totally contrived. Emily Hampshire calls in to wish Caterpillar good luck.
Prediction: Pretty sure Caterpillar is Queer Eye’s design expert, Bobby Berk. He grew up in a small religious southern town. And he’s famous as a designer NOT a singer.
Clues: He’s 100 percent the under-duck. Yep. He’s totally going home tonight. He trash talks the other masks for a bit. he’s doing it for his kids. He has a lot of kids, he admits.
Performance: Fly by Sugar Ray – Oh yeah, Mallard is definitely going home tonight. It’s his worst performance to date. He can barely reach the notes. Mallard’s trophy is being one of Barbara Walters’ 10 most fascinating people. Nicole guesses Dog the Bounty Hunter. Ken guesses Garth Brooks. Cheryl guesses George Foreman. These guesses are terrible.
Prediction: Mallard is Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty. All the clues fit! He does have a bunch of kids. And has actually released music, notably a Christmas song. The costume is about as on the nose as can be. Although, I’ve read that the costume s of a wood duck, not a mallard. A thing Willie should know, right?
Queen of Hearts
Clues: Her song reminds her of her best worst time of her life. A dream ended, but she realized that she was on the other side of it.
Performance: She’s Got You by Patsy Cline – Queen of Hearts can sing in any genre. And she sounds different every week. The panel will never guess her identity, I bet. I also think she and Bull are going to be the last two standing. One of them will win. This Patsy Cline cover is incredible. “If it don’t work out with a man, you thank God, because a better one is coming.” Her trophy is a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. “I felt like a real leading lady.” Cheryl guesses Kristin Chenoweth. Ken guesses Kelly Clarkson. LOL KELLY IS ON ANOTHER SHOW ON ANOTHER NETWORK. Also she’s too famous for this shizz. Nicole guesses Sia.
Prediction: Queen of hearts is faking everyone out with that thick southern accent. It’s Alaska’s own Jewel. She married pro rodeo cowboy Ty Murray after a 10 year relationship. They had a child together, but then divorced in 2014. And yes, she won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 1998 for her album Pieces of You.
First singer headed home tonight is…Mallard. First impression guesses: Robin guessed Larry the Cable guy. Whoops. Now he thinks its Allen Jackson. Jenny guessed Toby Keith. Now she thinks it’s Jason Aldean. Nicole thought it was Dierks Bentley but now she thinks it’s Dog the Bounty Hunter. Ken is sticking with Billy Ray Cyrus. Cheryl guesses George Foreman.
And the Mallard is Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty. He says it was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. Willie says he’s friends with most of the panel’s guesses.
The second singer unmasking tonight is…Caterpillar. First impression guesses! Nicole guessed Chris Brown. But now she thinks its Tyler Hubbard from FGL. Ken first guessed Aaron Carter. Now he thinks it’s Dan Levy. Jewish Canadian Dan Levy is certainly winning Championship Bible Quiz Awards. Terrible guess. Did he not pay attention to any of Caterpillar’s clues? Jenny guessed Brian Latrelle but now she thinks it’s Owen Wilson. Robin guessed Howie D. He actually thinks it’s AJ McLean. Cheryl thinks it’s Jim Parsons.
And the Caterpillar is Bobby Berk from Queer Eye! Bobby says, “No matter how stupid things are that you say, you’re still entertaining!”