Tonight the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer continues on FOX. We’ll be live blogging all of the performances here.
The second group of six undercover celebrity singers take the stage: Rabbit, Alien, Raven, Pineapple, Poodle and Bee. Host Nick Cannon joins panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as they attempt to guess WHO is the performer behind the mask.
Based on an international hit which produced the No. 1 top-trending video of 2017 on YouTube, The Masked Singer features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity.
The weakest performance of the night is ELIMINATED and REVEALED.
Tonight’s matchups: Rabbit vs Alien, Raven vs Pineapple and Poodle vs Bee.
Rabbit vs Alien are first.
Rabbit: CLUES: “I spent most of his life on stage, but never alone. Now I pop up here and I pop up there. Synchronized singing is my forte It’s as if I’ve been training for this my entire life. Performed on stage. Check. Performed unmasked. Check. I have a voice. Check Check.” Props include a merry go round and a rabbit/straightjacket costume.
PERFORMANCE: Rabbit sings “Livin La Vida Loca.” DEFINITELY NOT A GREAT SINGER THOUGH. Jenny think she knows the voice. Robin thinks he’s a “seasoned performance.” Robin felt he made it his own. He notes the straight jacket and sense of humor. Jenny thinks he might be a boy band member. Nicole doesn’t think he’s a singer. She guesses Chris Angel. Jake Gyllenhaal says Ken. Lance Bass, Joey Fatone are more guesses. Hm. “Yes in a band,” Rabbit answers when asked. I don’t think he’s necessarily a singer, to be honest. However lots of people guessing one of the ‘N Sync members like Joey Fatone or JC Chasez. In the Episode 2 clues vid, Rabbit was taking photographs with a professional looking camera.
Alien: CLUES: “I’m excited to be here because in my family anonymity is a completely alien concept. Growing up in the public’s eye my life was never really my own. I let others define me but noone will ever control me again. With this mask on, the tables are turned I See you, but you can’t see me. And now for the first time ever the world gets to hear my voice on my terms.” Props: Snake out in the desert and a swimming pool with a duck. The Episode 2 clue was an A&M Gold record.
PERFORMANCE: She sings “Feel it Still” by Portugal the Man. Hm. She’s not a great singer either. Jenny thinks she’s a model. Robin thinks maybe Bella Hadid. Ken says she’s the hottest alien he’s ever seen. Jenny thinks maybe someone who left a girl group like Spice Girls. Nicole says “not a singer” and then guesses Britney Spears (BURN!) “I have many sisters” says Alien. One of the Kardashians is a guess. But Alien is too slender to be honest. Some folks are guessing Janet Jackson. “Control” is mentioned and she did release many hit records on A&M Records.
Time for the audience to vote. The Rabbit wins and will move on to the next round. Alien is in the Bottom 3.
Raven vs Pineapple is next.
Raven: CLUES: “All my life I’ve listened to other people’s stories. Now I have the opportunity to share mine. I’ve always been a sunny kind of person. And an audience is something I’ve never had trouble attaining. No one talks more than me. But recently I suffered a tragic loss so doing this show gives me the opportunity to honor my beloved. Becoming the Raven makes me feel I’ve found beauty in the darkness. Like a Phoenix in the ashes I will rise up and find the light. So don’t cry baby. This one’s for you.” He’s suffered a tragic loss. Becoming the raven, he can find beauty in the darkness. “Don’t’ cry baby, This one’s for you.” From the Episode 2 clued video: A pregnancy stick!.
PERFORMANCE: Thought it was a man. But maybe it’s a woman hm. He/She is singing “Rainbow,” A boy with a high voice maybe? Jenny thinks it may be a broadway singer. “I’m a lover not a fighter” he/she says. Have you ever hosted a talk show? “Yes” Raven answers. Jenny thinks it’s Sherri Shepherd. Star Jones and Sally Jessy Raphael are the other (REALLY STUPID) guesses.
Pineapple: CLUES: “Aloha dudes. I became the Pineapple, because like me, they are fun, tropical and go well with ham. Although I look happy now, I’ve gone through some dark times. After beating a life-threatening disease this OG has decided to take things as they come and never wipe the smile off my face. Thought I’ve been in the public eye for decades, I’ve always dreamed of being a singer. So consider this a check off my bucket list. Life is short man, you got to seize the day before your dreams go up in smoke.” Props include a pink car with Michigan license plates with a Pipe Dream bumper sticker.
PERFORMANCE: He sings a really terrible version of “I Will Survive.” There’s some kind of weird hurricane tableau behind him. OK then. Ken guesses Matthew Mcconaughey. Jenny guesses Cheech from Cheech and Chong, Jenny guesses Barack Obama (WUT). The performance is hilarious, even if the singing is really really terrible.
Time to Vote! Raven wins and will sing again. Pineapple is in the bottom 3
The final face off is Poodle vs Bee
Poodle: CLUES: “Ever since I was a little girl I loved to be on stage and take on a character. Which is why I chose the Poodle. Like me they’re sassy, smart and best in show. I come from a musical family but I’m known for a different kind of talent 415 stand up! But it’s time I return to my musical roots to show a side of me it’s never seen before. To figure me out, you’re going to have to werk.” Props include the rainbow flag and San Francisco.
PERFORMANCE: She sings Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker.” She’s a good singer. Jenny guesses RuPaul or Ali Wong. Or Richard Simmons. STUPID. “I’m here for your honor” Poodle says. Ken thinks it’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Right.
I wonder if it’s Kathy Griffin. Naw. In the episode 2 clues video, Poodle yacks into an old fashioned phone.
Bee: CLUES: “In my long career, I’ve flown to soaring heights and never wanted to stop doing what I love. Being a worker bee keeps me young. You can call me Queen Bee. But you can call me She’s had a long career. “You can call me Queen Bee, but Empress also suits me. Coming on to this show I’m looking forward to singing to a new generation. I want to see for myself that I still have what it takes to create a buzz even behind a mask.” Props: She has guys behind her moving in a synchronized fashion. The episode 2 clues video features two tennis balls.
Performance: She sings “Chandelier.” She’s a good singer. African American most likely. I’m thinking someone who had hits in the 70’s or 80’s? Robin compliments her vibrato. Nicole is sure she’s mature and professional. Jenny thinks she might be in Empire. Mary J. Blige? Robin guesses Lil Kim. Oh. She says she started singing in the 50s. Nicole thinks Dionne Warwick maybe. Kids in comments think it might be Gladys Knight and I think that’s a very very good guess. She plays tennis apparently. And she won Ted Mack in the 50s. And listen to the chorus. That voice is so distinctive. I think we have a winner.
Time to vote. The Bee wins! Poodle is in the Bottom 3.
Pineapple, Poodle and Alien are in the Bottom 3. ONE WILL BE ELIMINATED. The Pineapple is ELIMINATED.
The judges make their final guesses. Jenny pretty much guesses correctly
AND THE PINEAPPLE IS TOMMY CHONG!!!