Tonight the wacky singing competition, The Masked Singer premieres on FOX. We’ll be live blogging all of the performances here.
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke sit on the panel, while Nick Cannon is host and executive producer.
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, The Peacock, The Monster, The Unicorn, The Deer and The Lion return to the stage. Nick Cannon kicks off the show by introducing all 5 singers, who take the stage. Joel McHale is the guest judge. “I feel like I’m already on drugs,” he says.
The Lion Clues: “After my last performance the panel’s glowing comments about my voice put me on cloud 9. Now I feel like I can be a front runner. I’ve always loved to sing,” she says. “The anonymity of the mask has made me feel truly courageous. For me, using my voice to help others has always been very important. I tell my pride you have to be strong and stand up for what you believe in. Tonight’s I’m going to give it all I’ve got and sing my heart out. Because this lion is going to win.” The lion reads a newspaper that says “Gold found in Hailey” plus she hints involvement with activism. Hm. Rumer Willis was raised in Hailey Idaho. Also, she was a recurring cast member on Empire and has performed in the musical Chicago on Broadway.
Performance: – Feeling Good – “She’s a full on singer,” says Jenny. Indeed, that was a pretty good performance. Very vampy. “You got balls singing that song,” says Nicole. Jenny is convinced that she’s professionally trained. Nicole disagrees. Joel call it a “huge sexy belt buckle.” Robin thinks she’s probably a little older. Jenny guesses Kelly Rowland. Nicole guesses Hailey Baldwin. Joel thinks she’s Emily Blunt. The judges ask if she currently has a platinum record. “I have nothing gold or platinum on my walls yet,” Lion says. After, Lion says the guesses aren’t even close.
The Deer – Clues: “Man, the last time I was on that stage, I was really off my game.” He was in the bottom 3 last week. “Being in the bottom ain’t my style. I used to be able to sell salt to a slug.” Moose is seen on a set selling used cars. He’s filmed commercials. His desk is filled with trophies. “This week I got to give it all I got. Do what I love. And throw myself moose first into the competition. And trust me. I know how to throw.” The deer begins throwing things. He’s a quarterback, says Jenny. .
Performance: – Get Your Shine On by Florida Georgia Line – Nicole thinks he’s an athlete who can sing. Jenny is sure he’s older. “Best song ever sung by a deer in gas mask” says Joel. The singing is pretty mediocre, to be honest. Robin guesses Ben Roethlisberger. Jenny guesses Terry Bradshaw (Lots of folks out on the internets are guessing Bradshaw. He also works for FOX and did some acting/singing after he retired). “I have multiple World titles. In Track and field. Then it went to horses.” Bradshaw broke a record for the Javelin throw in high school!
The Peacock – Clues: “When I stepped on that stage for the first time I loved being able to perform without anyone knowing who I was. It was absolutely exhilarating. And I felt like I was 5 years old again. This show appealed to me so much because I’ve had so many incarnations of my career. And everyone thinks they know me. I started out as a little teeny bop. But there’s more than meets the eye. Then I was cast in some dramatic roles. And tonight, I’m going to push myself harder than I ever have before by performing on a 30 foot lift, in a mask which I can barely see my own feet. Did I mention that I have a terrible fear of heights?” There’s a quick shot of some 70’s teenagers screaming. I think we all know where this is going.
Performance: Counting Stars – The big singing stars try to disguise their singing voice, I think! But once Peacock hits the chorus…Hm. Combined with the clues, it’s pretty clearly Donny Osmond. He was five when he began singing with this family, and eventually became a “teenbopper” star. Nicole calls it “electrifying…You are a natural born performer.” Joel guesses Neil Patrick Harris. Robin thinks it might be Criss Angel or David Copperfield. LOL NO. Nicole guesses David Hasselhoff and everyone groans. Dissing the Hoff! Jenny thinks he’s an OG that still performs in Las Vegas. Peacock says, “I have performed in Las Vegas.” Robin guesses Tom Jones. Yup. Donny and his sister Marie had a residency in Vegas a few years ago.
The Unicorn – Clues – “For years I’ve been lacking confidence because I lost my sheen. Before my last performance I was so scared. But as soon as I stepped on that stage I was flying high. I came here to conquer my fear of singing and of being judged. And I did it. This week I’m going to exude model behavior. I’m feeling victorious and tonight I am going for the gold. Noone can ever crush this Unicorn’s spirit again.” She pops a red balloon.
Performance: – I Think I Did It Again – Jenny calls her performance “magical…I almost pooped a rainbow!” Robin guesses Gabby Douglas. Jenny says Mary Lou Retton. Good lord, she is NOT a gymnast! When asked about being a gymnast Unicorn answers. “In the bedroom,” she says. She thinks it’s funny that Robin thinks she might be a model. Which means, probably not. The internets have been guessing Unicorn is Paris Hilton. She’s been bullied. She dropped a few singles which were roundly mocked (she still isn’t a good singer). AND of course there’s that sex tape controversy, which the “In the bedroom” clue fits.
The Monster – Clues – “Man. Almost being unmasked last time was a really tough pill to swallow. When I was given a second chance I realized I had to do a little reset. I took a drive up from the south in my caddy to clear my head. I thought about how much this opportunity means to me. I realized from behind this mask I can finally show the world my true self. So know I’m back in the swing of things. And celebrate getting my mind right. Tonight I’m going to sing something completely unexpected to show I’m the hole package. It’s going to be fire!” Monster drives from the south to NYC to the desert. Then, also shoots money and confetti out of guns. Hm.
Performance – I Don’t Want to Be by Gavin DeGraw – He’s got R&B chops, for sure. It was Robin’s favorite performance of the night.. He’s impressed that he went for a big note. Nicole is thrown off. Nick guesses Nelly. There are golf clues. What does it mean. “I like to keep my head in the game.” Robin guesses Derek Jeter. Nick says Kevin Hart.
The studio audience and panel will vote for their favorites! There was only 2% between the bottom 2. And The Deer is eliminated.
Last guesses: Robin watches FOX football and when The Deer laughed, “I think Terry Bradshaw laughs the exact same way.” Terry Bradshaw is his guess. Nicole also thinks its Terry Bradshaw. Jenny guesses Peyton Manning. Joel also guesses Terry Bradshaw. He notes his bad knees which could only belong to a former NFL player.
AND THE DEER IS TERRY BRADSHAW, Which a bunch of people had already guessed! I think the weak singers will be knocked off first. Except maybe The Unicorn, who seems to be popular.