It was the Playoffs for Child Alien, Crocodile, Seahorse, Serpent and Whatchamacallit — however who’s journey ended right here?
We’re nonetheless undecided why “The Masked Singer” is holding again Group C from us, however we’re not complaining that we received to witness Seahorse once more.
She took it to a different degree this week by taking up one of many greatest voices and one of many greatest songs of all time. Even the present is aware of that at this level it’s a diva battle between Seahorse, Popcorn and The Solar.
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Joel McHale was again once more to supply some first rate guesses, and truly the panel was principally a bit extra severe with their guesses this week than they had been in the course of the first spherical. Even Ken appeared to be making an effort, which was appreciated.
However principally it was in regards to the unbelievable expertise the present has recruited this season. Seahorse blew us away, Crocodile seemed like a complete totally different performer, Child Alien rocked it out, Whatchamacallit made us all suppose we had swag, and Serpent laid it down so clean we fell throughout ourselves loving it.
We’re additionally excited that we’re just one week away now from lastly assembly the remainder of this season’s crop of performers when Broccoli, Jellyfish, Lips, Mushroom and Squiggly Monster take to the stage. Significantly, why did they maintain these contestants again for 5 weeks?
Let’s leap into this week’s batch of contestants, full with clue packages and performances. And don’t fear, earlier than we get to the surprising unmasking, we’ll make you energy by the horrible (and sometimes good) guesses made by our illustrious panel of Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger first. We do that as a result of we love … to torture you.
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Serpent got here out with these silky, clean vocals like he was a visitor performer on this present. It was all very subdued, however masterful in his intonation. He feared no be aware, teasing a good larger vary than the tune provided. It’s the sort of voice that simply screams skilled singer, somebody who can do that in his sleep.
Guesses: This week, we realized that Serpent undoubtedly went by arduous instances making an attempt to interrupt by, with a number of references to $2.00 as some key determine. We additionally noticed him cruising in a pink Cadillac when he busted psat the gatekeepers, elevating what seemed like a bacon croissant right into a golden trophy croissant.
His childhood clue was a child bottle on wheels, which he stated ought to get our wheels turning, which had Jenny questioning if the physician in scrubs and “Bought Milk” means it’s Taye Diggs? Joel adopted the physician path to “Gray’s” physician Jesse Williams.
Nicole took a picture of books to the connection that Brian McKnight named his final two albums after Books of the Bible, however Joel insists Brian is far taller than that. “Should you get nominated so much for Grammys, do you get shorter?” he requested her.
Props to the web for locating methods to maintain on the “Hamilton” prepare — guide labor may seek advice from Lin Manuel-Miranda, proper? — protecting the Leslie Odom Jr. guess going. Different clues included Tyrese, Sam Smith, Jamie Fox and former winner Wayne Bradey (um, no).
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Crocodile got here with a complete new tune this week, providing falsetto and the next total timbre than the primary time we noticed him. His stage efficiency was by the roof, too, proving he’s received strikes up there and he’s undoubtedly been a performer on a stage like this earlier than. These strikes and that vocal do certainly give boy band vibes.
Guesses: This week, we realized that this present has revived a love for performing he hasn’t had since childhood, so perhaps he stepped away from that individual highlight for a very long time. We additionally noticed a home numbered 5 and an American flag flying over the skull-and-crossbones. An anchor stored the ocean motif going inside his home.
His childhood clue got here out as a pinata full of little dolphins, which he stated cracked the case. This vocal paired together with his extra rocking vibe final time had each Nicole and Robin considering perhaps it was Adam Lambert (the rainbow imagery helped).
Ken thought this falsetto would possibly belong to Lenny Kravitz, tying the American flag to his tackle “American Lady.” Joel, nonetheless, took these dolphins and Southern references to “Dolphin Story” star Harry Connick Jr.
The web had some love for Lambert, but additionally tossed out Justin Guarini, however principally they’re satisfied (or making an attempt to manifest it into actuality) that that is Nick Carter.
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Child Alien has a nice tone to his voice, but it surely’s not one which sounds practiced. Whereas he had no drawback staying in tune and delivering one other robust efficiency, it was undoubtedly not the sort of voice that makes us suppose he’s an expert singer, or perhaps a seasoned one. He simply has some capability on this space.
Guesses: His latest clues leaned closely into “Baywatch,” with a sandhorse on the seashore, a sizzling canine stand (mustard and ketchup, please) and even sharks. He appeared to get a crown from the solar and talked about having been roasted earlier than (Comedy Central?).
Wait, is that this David Hasselhoff? We wager the Germans would know immediately! They love themselves some singing Hoff.
His childhood clue got here out, a toy firetruck, however he additionally informed Joel, “You’re sizzling on my path.” Robin joked that it was somebody who’d taken over for McHale, main him to jokingly guess this was Daniel Tosh. Or was the joke when he stated Tom Brady jumped into his head?
As an alternative, he thought perhaps it was Eric Bana, based mostly on their work collectively, whereas Nicole thought his Japanese European (faux) accent may imply it’s Sacha Baron Cohen. Ken thought the Hoff is likely to be a misdirect, so threw out Taylor Lautner and instantly added, “Let me end,” as a result of he knew it was a horrible guess.
His purpose was that Taylor is the newborn of the forged, and he received his break enjoying Shark-Boy — severely, even Child Alien was wanting him to wrap this up, trying to Nick for assist. FInally, Jenny used an enormous hook to drag him off the stage.
The Twittersphere wasn’t doing a lot better, with nearly as many guesses as there have been individuals making guesses. Significantly, we’ve seen every little thing from Terry Fator to Kenan Thompson, Seth Inexperienced, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Segel, and “Essential Position’s” Sam Riegel.
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Whatchamacallit actually shocked us this week, with a a lot stronger supply and stage presence than we noticed from him the final time he carried out. He had confidence and swag like a seasoned rapper who’s undoubtedly accomplished this earlier than … properly, in all probability not this, precisely!
Guesses: We couldn’t assist however consider 50 Cent when 5 dimes confirmed up in his bundle. He additionally stated that his mother isn’t doing properly proper now, however pushed him to combat on. Different clues included a journey on balloons a la “Up,” in addition to a golden staircase/bridge, a number of houses and what seemed like a musical bar on a chopping board.
His childhood clue got here out as a storybook by Doodad Doohickey. “I like a bedtime story and I’m an open e-book, so Ken, it is best to know precisely who I’m,” he stated, calling out the panel’s worst guesser. Is that this somebody Ken is aware of? Athlete (he’s fairly the sports activities fan)?
Jenny thought the panther in final week’s bundle may imply it’s Cam Newton, however Robin shortly informed her he’s a Patriot now as in he’s enjoying soccer proper now (throughout filming). Robin thinks it’s Terrell Owens, together with his “Dancing with the Stars” pedigree and the very fact he’s written a youngsters’s e-book.
Ken, feeling the stress, someway going from NBA star Kyrie Irving to Armie Hammer after which spewing a bunch of nonsense to try to justify it. It didn’t work.
As for Twitter, in addition they noticed the 5 dimes, however shifted over to Nelly from the identical period. As we had been listenign to him rap, we had been sort of getting Nelly vibes, too, and it’s very doable he flimed this earlier than leaping over to “Dancing with the Stars” — protecting his quarantine self busy!
However we noticed a lot of guesses right here nonetheless, together with Donald Glover, Terry Crews, Mark Ballas and even Pharrell Williams, on account of a number of visuals from his clue bundle clearly impressed by “The Lorax.”
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Seahorse set a brand new commonplace on the night time, and presumably the season, with an unbelievable efficiency of Celine Dion’s greatest hit. And that’s not a tune simply anybody can sing. She didn’t simply sing it, she sang it, she slayed it, she virtually owned it. This needs to be one of many greatest voices in music, or considered one of Hollywood’s greatest stored secrets and techniques.
Guesses: With Daisy Dukes and discuss of making an attempt so arduous at a younger age solely to be branded a “Pretend,” we shortly considered Jessica Simpson, who was by no means taken as severely or as profitable as her fellow blonde pop bombshells on the time. Even “hen of the ocean” is a reference to her most notorious actuality TV second. However can she sing like that?
We additionally noticed a bunch of flying, crying clocks at 9 o’clock, a reference to “thousand years” and the “Cinderella” tune “A Dream Is a Want Your Coronary heart Makes.” Her childhood clue got here out inside an enormous blue balloon full of coloured feathers.
“Gentle as a feather, heavy on clues,” she stated. Robin rattled off JoJo, Jessie J, however couldn’t cease considering of “American Idol.” Nicole provided up Pia Toscano, however that present has had fairly a number of powerhouse singers over time.
Robin, although, is sticking by Bebe Rexha — regardless of Nicole saying she received extra curves than Seahorse — whereas Jenny took these 5 clocks to Fifth Concord and thinks perhaps it’s Camilla Cabello.
Joel was feeling what we’re feeling, additionally selecting Jessica Simpsons, having gone by a tough divorce and hailing from Texas, thus all of the western references. However Twitter continues to be feeling assured that that is Tori Kelly, and that she will completely sing like that!
That stated, although, even lots of those that’ve been so certain it was Tori are additionally now contemplating Stacie Orrico as one other chance. A number of others are beginning to decide up on Jessica Simpson, reviving the controversy as to how good of a singer she actually.
Simply bear in mind what Monster aka T-Ache proved in Season 1 to all his haters and doubters!
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At this level, it appeared fairly apparent who the weakest hyperlinks amongst these 5 performers was. Child Alien could not have had the strongest vocal on the night time, however he would possibly simply be the cutest, whereas we expect Whatchamacallit’s movement was stronger, however his character’s persona doesn’t pop as a lot.
Primarily what we’re saying is Seahorse was unbelievable, Serpent was nice and Crocodile impressed with a complete new vocal strategy. None of these three needs to be in any hazard based mostly on vocals. We predict Child Alien will get the sting over Whatchamacallit on costume and total persona.
And but, Whatchamacallit survived to rap one other day, which is only a reminder it is best to by no means underestimate the hip-hop fan base. That meant it was the top of the street for Child Alien, who was the one contestant who didn’t sound like an expert vocalist, so we will’t be too mad about it.
That meant it was additionally time for everybody’s remaining guesses, and as soon as once more it was nearly a complete crapshoot as to who may very well be inside that rocket.
- Robin Thicke: first impression (Triumph the Insult Comedian Canine), remaining guess (Jason Biggs)
- Jenny McCarthy: first impression (Ralph Macchio), remaining guess (Nick Kroll)
- Ken Jeong: first impression (Matt LeBlanc), remaining guess (Freddie Prinze Jr.)
- Nicole Scherzinger: first impression (David Schwimmer), remaining guess (Jeff Dunham)
- Joel McHale: remaining guess (Eric Bana)
As soon as once more, nobody was even shut on this one. They went comic and the fact was former NFL quarterback and sports activities commentator Mark Sanchez. Positive, nobody received this proper, however for an enormous swath of “Masked” followers, they nonetheless didn’t know who it was.
A Fox Sports activities commentator for faculty soccer and a former NFL quarterback, most notably with the New York Jets, Sanchez shouldn’t be massively identified exterior of the sports-sphere, which made his reveal a little bit of a head-scratcher for a lot of followers.
“The Masked Singer” lastly unleashes Group C subsequent Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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