The Masked Singer 7 Recap: Good, Bad and Cuddly Premiere

THE MASKED SINGER: McTerrier CR: Michael Becker / FOX. 

The Masked Singer season 7 premieres, featuring panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger, and Nick Cannon as hosts. Fifteen contestants are divided up into 3 groups: The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly. In round one, characters from each category will duke it out to further themselves in the competition.

Tonight’s masks include: Thingamabob (Cuddly), McTerrier (Good), Cyclops (Bad), Ram (Bad) and Firefly (Good). 

And it’s a very weird night of performances as McTerrier falls and loses his mask (probably fake) and Firefly begins coughing uncontrollably halfway through her performance. She left the stage, only to return after Ram performed. For a minute it seemed like there would be no elimination this week.

Weird that reports said former mayor and a**clown Rudy Giuliani was unmasked during the filming of the premiere. The dope wasn’t unmasked, and no way is he any of the contestants who performed this week. The eliminated contestant is from a baking reality show that I’ve never watched. So overall, the premiere is pretty much a letdown. Not that I missed traitor Rudy. But I would have appreciated getting that nonsense out of the way early.

Tonight, Nick leans heavy into the Western theme as he introduces the teams! The team names are a takeoff on the 1968 spaghetti western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly which starred Clint Eastwood.  


Clues: He’s very tall! The clues are presented as “cluemercials.” Hotel California, Tackle Box, Save the Thingamabob. An Eagle flies by. 

Performance: Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi – He can sing. He’s got a country rock type voice. If he’s a rock singer, somebody is going to recognize his vocal. I’m hearing frontman for a band? Or an 80s pop rock singer, maybe. He says he grew up with rock music and it transformed him. Ken guesses Metallica lead singer James Hatfield. Jenny guesses Chris Jericho from the WWE. Robin thinks he’s an athlete–Terrell Owens

Nick teases drama as a clip of people calling for a medic and Ken rushes to the stage plays. 


Clues: I LOVE this costume! Terry Towel. Lit candle, Axe with a star, cake, catnip, gold record,  These are the clues. 

Performance: Working for the Weekend by Loverboy – He’s drumming! This voice sounds familiar. The gold record indicates perhaps that he is a professional singer. His vocal sounds very pop/rock. Maybe a 90s rocker? He tries to approximate a bark at the end, which is kind of funny.

Uh oh. He falls. HIS MASK FALLS OFF. Time for a commercial. It’s a wonder more contestants don’t pass out in those big bulky costumes. It to be a zillion degrees under there. Back from commercial, the staff helps him up and puts his mask back on NBD. Probably totally planned. He speaks with a Scottish accent, probably fake. He tells the panel that he’s a multi-instrumentalist. Ken thinks it’s Mike Meyers. Hm. Not a bad guess. Nicole thinks it’s Ewan McGregor. Robin guesses Flea from Red Hot Chile Peppers.


Clues: He’s tired of being a villain. Compass, popcorn, Turtle with a cowboy hat. Evil Beastie. 

Performance: My Sacrifice by Creed – Cyclops can carry a tune, but he’s not a great singer. So maybe an actor who plays villainous roles. This is a very random song choice. Who even thinks about this song anymore? Growing up he connected with monsters rather than heroes. Jenny guesses William Zabka from Cobra Kai. Nicole guesses Danny McBride. Robin guesses Rob Deadrick from Ridiculousness.


Clues: Apollo Theater, Comedy, Tyler Perry. Bunny ears, Statue of Liberty. 

Performance: Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan – OK MORE TROUBLE. After singing two lines, Firefly begins coughing. Probably NOT fake. COMMERCIAL! Nick announces that Firefly is backstage being looked at by the show medic.

On with the show!


Clues: Hamlet x MacBeth. Sports, Papa Ram taught him everything he knows, Quarterbank. Lots of sports clues.

Performance: I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick – There are no truly horrible performances tonight. Ram can carry a tune. But he is probably not a professional singer. He’s huge, so probably a sportball dude of some sort. Ram tells the panel that he’s heard boos and cheers his entire life. But he’s worked his whole life to get where he is today. Jenny guesses Jim Harbaugh. Ken guesses Matthew Stafford. Robin guesses Peyton Manning. Ram says he’s “dead freaking wrong.” 


After Nick solemnly announced before the break that we’d learn Firefly’s fate, it turns out she’s OK and will give the performance another go.  Her clues teased a comic, but she sings like a professional singer. So who knows. The return is very dramatic. The crowd gives her a standing ovation. “I’ve been performing all my life,” she says. Ken guesses Alicia Keys. LOL NO. Nicole guesses Aisha Tyler. Jenny guesses Monica


The panel and audience vote. The first singer to get eliminated and head home is…McTerrier. NO I LOVE HIS COSTUME. He lays on the floor, he’s so sad. “I thought I was great he says in his fake Scottish accent. Last guesses: Ken: Mike Myers. Robin: Flea. Nicole: Ewan McGregor. Jenny: Jeff Ross. And it’s…Duff Goldman. WHO??? He’s a pastry chef?? NEVER FREAKING HEARD OF HIM. Looked on wiki. He’s a Baltimore based pastry chef featured on the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, as well as Duff to Dawn and Cake Masters. He has a one year old daughter. He did it for her. 


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