Tonight, season 6 of the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer premieres on FOX.
FIVE celebrities from Group A will perform in crazy costumes tonight. TWO will be unmasked by audience vote before the special episode ends. 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.
FIVE contestants take the stage tonight. TWO will leave the competition. And, the LIVE AUDIENCE is back. No more FAKE reactions.
Clues: Skunk is a real diva. She boards a train, apparently to Soul South Korea and declares that she’s not really quick to get into a fight, and that there is two sides to every story. “You don’t have to react when provoked. She carries a bright pink purse. She also fights the guards on the train and sprays “hater” spray on them. Skunk took a break for a minute to focus on family, but now she’s back.
Performance: Diamonds by Sam Smith – Skunk’s voice is very soulful. She sounds familiar, and is obviously a singer. Maybe she’s an old school diva i.e Patti Labelle or Gladys Knight.
First impression guess are back! The judges open a box and a gloved hand emerges to snatch their guesses. “I felt like it was time for me to do a big leap and do something I haven’t done in a long time,” says Skunk. Robin guesses Faith Evans. Ken rattles off a bunch of legendary Divas, the others join in.
Prediction: The internets say Skunk is Faith Evans. Faith is a recording artist, was married to Notorious B.I.G and starred in R&B Divas of Atlanta and other reality shows. So there is your “Divas” clue.
Clues: He wanted to become the Octopus because 8 is a lucky number, “and I think I’m a lucky guy.” People wanted me out, and I fell. He had to let go of his ego to get a fresh start. He reached success at a young age. Everybody took his smiling as not being serious. People wanted him out, and he fell. He had to let go of his ego to get back up. Blocks with “ABC” are a clue.
Performance: Tutti Frutti by Little Richard – Hm. I don’t think Octopus is a professional singer. But he seems to be having fun on stage, but a little winded toward the end. I think Octopus is also on the older side. HE’S VERY TALL.
“My Mom. It’s her favorite show,” he says, explaining why he joined. He’s got a very high pitched voice. Jenny guesses Dennis Rodman. Ken guesses Chris Webber, Anthony Davis or Dwight Howard. Nicole guesses Shaquille O’Neal. The judges are convinced that Octopus is a b-ball player who can sing.
Clues: She knows a thing or two about defending herself. For most of her life, she just wanted to blend in. She was ridiculed a lot, especially for her odd voice. She was that “weird kid in science class.” A boomerang and “guit arra” are clues.
Performance: Say So by Doja Cat – She has a very breathy voice that goes nowhere, really. She begins rapping and it’s very ridiculous.
OH NICK KNOWS WHO IT IS. She smacked his butt. Nicole guesses Paula Abdul. Ken guesses Issa Rae. Robin Thicke guesses Jessica Alba.
Predictions: Many are saying Pufferfish is Toni or Tamar Braxton. Toni recorded a song called “Spanish Guitar” or Guitarra.
Clues: She’s done it all. As seasons changed, so did she. But one thing she never did, was become a mother. She came to terms with it when she realized that her friends are her family. She holds up a penny dated 1972. There is a photo of Wayne Brady who won as the Fox a few seasons ago. She goes all “cray-cray” on those who attack the ones she loves. She holds up a lighted sparkler. That looks dangerous. Heh.
Performance: I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross – She’s not a singer. She can carry a turn more or less, but she sings with no dynamics or phrasing.
Again, Nick KNOWS WHO IT IS. “Are you ready to call my mommy?” she says to Ken. OK then. “Mother nature is a force to be reckoned with. She’s beautiful and scary,” Mother says. Ken guesses Tiffany Haddish. Nicole guesses Chelsea Handler. Robin guesses Tracee Ellis Ross. I think Tracee sings better than that. But she ask Ken if he’d call her “mommy.” Diana Ross is Tracee’s mom.
Clues: He grew up in a small town surrounded by cows. He had big dreams, left and traveled the world, looking for his destiny. Eventually he became his own boss. Then, Hollywood “and even Forbes” took notice. A male lion is a clue.
Performance: Drops of Jupiter by Train – He starts off serenading the judges. Bull can sing.and he’s a showman. AND HE DANCES. He’s a contender. “I’m actually quite shy about singing,” says Bull. Jenny guesses Brian Latrell Robin guesses Sisqo Ken guesses Dwayne Johnson Nicole thinks she knows who it is, but she’s not saying right away. Robin calls him the frontrunner to go to the finals.
Prediction: Seeing Todrick Hall on line, which seems reasonable. Todrick grew up on a farm in a small Texas town. He’s done a ton of Broadway. He also made the Forbes “30 under 30” list. As far as being his own boss: He became famous via his popular Youtube channel. But his first appearance on TV was in the American Idol Top 24 in 2010 (season 9).
The vote is in! And the first contestant going home is Octopus. First impression guesses: Nicole: Shaquille O’Neal Ken: Dwight Howard Jenny: Dennis Rodman Robin: Joel. And OCTOPUS TAKES IT OFF AND OCTOPUS IS…NBC Basketball player Dwight Howard! KEN IS CORRECT! Ken knows basketball, and has guessed a couple of ball players correctly in the past.
And the second unmasked singer is…Mother Nature! First impression guesses: Ken: Tiffany Haddish. Nicole: Tracee Ellis Ross. Robin: Tracee Ellis Ross Jenny: Tiffany Haddish. And Mother Nature is…FIND OUT TOMORROW NIGHT DANG IT.