The Masked Singer 9 Week 4 Recap: DC Superheroes Night!
The Masked Singer season 9 continues with Week 4 theme DC Superheroes Night, featuring Nick Cannon as host, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger on the judges panel.
The season 8 format remains unchanged. Three costumed celebrities will perform for the studio and judges panel votes. A celeb will be unmasked in the middle of the show. The remaining two celebrities will go head to head in a “Battle Royal.” The winner moves on to compete again in next week’s “Sesame Street Night.” The loser will be the second celebrity to unmask.
There is a new twist, however, that allows the judges to save one singer per round. Each of the saved celebrities from each of the three rounds will compete against each other in a special wildcard show.
Tonight’s celebrity costumes: New masks Gargoyle, Wolf, and Squirrel. All three are hoping to win the round and advance to the quarterfinals.
The episode begins with the judges singing “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler. The cast is dressed as different comic book heroes. Nicole as Catwoman sings lead.
Clues: He was always stuck on the sidelines. “I love LA.” His dad made him believe he could do anything. Hot sauce and tackle. “Guy they passed to.”
Performance: One Call Away by Charlie Puth – Whoever he is, he’s not tone deaf. He may not be a singer, though. An athlete who can sing? He has a nice tenor voice, but it’s not spectacular. Or maybe all those sports clues in the package were misleading. Helen Mirren and Zachary Levi from the movie Shazam! deliver a clue. But via video. “Record Maker.” That could be a sports or music clue! Gargoyle “I’m King of making waves on the field, but being a part of history is the most I can ask for.” Robin guesses Antonio Gates from the Los Angeles Chargers Ken guesses The Weeknd. The audience boos immediately. Jenny guesses Odell Beckham Jr.
Clues: Photo of actor Andy Garcia. A saxophone. A clock with no hands. “I’m more responsible for more than one baby out there. Grammy. He’s made movies. Lady Gaga, Andy Samberg are friends. “The power of love.”
Performance: Break on through by The Doors – Wolf is an older guy, who has been around for awhile He sounds like Michael Bolton, actually. But according to the clues, he’s obviously a singer who knows people. On Stage Clue: Timberlake The Wolf says, “JT and I collaborated.” Robin guesses Michael Bolton. Ken guesses Richard Marx. Nicole guesses Michael Bolton. I think Nicole and Robin are correct.
Clues: She wanted to be a figure skater. She modeled for a major agency and made out with Tom Cruise.
Performance: Try by PINK – Well, she can sing and has a familiar sounding pop voice. But the clues point to somebody who modeled and then eventually began acting. Jim Lee from DC Comics delivers the next on stage clue. “Hero time” The clue comes from a beautiful comic. Squirrel adds, “I put time into my work, but it’s all worth it when I get to watch the final produce Hero Time.” Jenny guesses Katie Holmes. Ken guesses Margo Robbie. Robin guesses Uma Thurman.
Prediction: The internets are saying that Squirrel is actress Malin Akerman. She was born in Sweden, competed as a figure skater for years, and starred with Tom Cruise in the movie Rock of Ages.
1st Unmasking RESULTS
The results are in! The singer getting unmasked is…The Wolf! No love for singing legends! Oh well. Final guesses: Michael Bolton Nicole: Michael Bolton Ken: Richard Marx Jenny: Michael Bolton And indeed the Wolf is Michael Bolton. He thanks the audience who kicked him off! OOF. He has an album coming out in the spring. On his way out, Bolton sings his big hit “”How Am I Supposed to Live Without You.” He looks disappointed. The 80s legend deserved to last a little longer.
It’s time for the Battle Royale! The Gargoyle and Squirrel will go head to head, performing “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down in their own style. Gargoyle sings a karaoke version of the song. Not bad. But not great! The arrangement for Squirrel is the same. But she’s a better and more charismatic singer. She’s the clear winner. The panel chooses the winner. Rhu rho. Robin and Jenny argue over who should advance.
2nd Unmasking RESULTS
The champion of the night advancing to next week is…The Squirrell! The Gargoyle is eliminated and will be unmasked. Final guesses Robin: Antonio Gates Jenny: Odell Beckham Jr. Ken: The Weeknd Nicole: Mario. And the Gargoyle is…OH BOY JENNY HIT THE BELL! They used the save so soon? Kinda surprising. The Gargoyle is saved and will NOT be unmasked. He will compete against Medusa and one more celebrity.
Was Gargoyle really worth saving? I don’t think so. He is a serviceable singer, but not outstanding. I suspect these decisions are sorted out ahead of time.
Michael Bolton was ROBBED y’all!