Season 3, Week 9: T-Rex
Celebrity Behind the Mask: JoJo Siwa
It was no surprise to judges McCarthy, Scherzinger and Thicke that the T-Rex was the 16-year-old YouTube star.
“I actually paused my tour to do this,” Siwa said, after performing “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” by The Pussycat Dolls. “I was like, ‘Pause, I want to do this!’ “
Before Siwa had to offically say goodbye, she was joined by judge and Pussycat Doll Scherzinger for an encore performance of “Jai Ho!”
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Season 3, Week 8: The Swan
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Bella Thorne
The panelists’ final guesses on who was wearing the opulent disguise consisted of a range of actresses including Nina Dobrev, Megan Fox, Olivia Munn, Mila Kunis and Kristen Stewart, but when the crane came off, Bella Thorne turned out to be under the feathery costume.
“Well because Ken was guessing me as the Flamingo last season and I retweeted that and that made me super excited and I just started watching the show and I thought it was so, so amazing, so dope and I was like, ‘Let’s do that!’ ” the 22-year-old singer and actress said of why she wanted to do the show. “Getting in front of people really gets me super nervous, so this was really out of my comfort zone.”
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Season 3, Week 7: The Bear
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Sarah Palin
Unfortunately for the Bear, her first performance was also her last. After receiving the least number of votes following her rendition of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” the Bear took off her mask to reveal Palin underneath.
“This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever done, that’s for sure,” Palin said. “But it’s all about fun. It’s unity. This is all good. This is something that our country needs right now too.”
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Season 3, Week 6: The Taco
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Tom Bergeron
This week, the contestants kicked things off with a group performance of the Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life” before the panelists tried to guess who the Taco — the contestant with the least votes from the studio audience and judges — might be. The panelists guessed Kelsey Grammer, Barry Manilow or Martin Short before Bergeron shocked them all after taking off his mask.
“This was the most work I’ve done in years,” the Dancing With the Stars host, 64, quipped after being unmasked.
Now, the Kitty, Banana and Frog will move to the Super 9.
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Season 3, Week 5: The Mouse
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Dionne Warwick
This week, after the Mouse sang an incredible rendition of “This Will Be (Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole, it was no surprise to the judges that it was five-time Grammy winner Warwick.
“I’m just freaking out. I love you so much,” judge Nicole Scherzinger said.
Warwick appreciated the compliment and said she had “a ball” during her time on the show.
“It has been an absolute pleasure,” she continued. “I had the best time.”
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Season 3, Week 4: The Elephant
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Tony Hawk
This episode was all about Group B, which included the Banana, Elephant, Frog, Kitty, Mouse and Taco. After the group of six gave their all on stage, the judges and the studio audience voted for their favorites and the Elephant got the least votes. Host Nick Cannon assisted the futuristic-looking mammal with removing their mask — and the audience and judges alike freaked out when they saw Hawk underneath.
“I appreciated your support,” the skateboarder, 51, said after performing a song from The Cure. “This was a totally new experience for me. I had one more song in me, but I didn’t want to go much further, so thank you for releasing me.”
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Season 3, Week 3: Miss Monster
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Chaka Khan
During this week’s Valentine’s Day-themed episode, judges Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger guessed that Miss Monster, who sang “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore, was legendary singer Khan — and they were right!
“I’ve just got to say, I have studied your voice so much. I’m so deeply inspired by you,” Scherzinger told the 10-time Grammy winner after her identity was revealed.
Khan joins Lil Wayne (Robot) and Drew Carey (Llama) in this season’s eliminated contestant pool so far, meaning Kangaroo, Turtle and White Tiger will form the Super 9 with the top three singers from Groups B and C.
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Season 3, Week 2: The Llama
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Drew Carey
After the jaw-dropping season 3 premiere following the Super Bowl last week, the Masked Singer is officially back in its Wednesday night slot with your favorite judges: Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.
This week, actor Jason Biggs joined as a guest judge while fans tried their best to guess who the Llama — the contestant who recieved the least votes after performing ‘It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones — could be. After the judges suggested Adam Carolla, Kelsey Grammer, Johnny Knoxville or Woody Harrelson, everyone was shocked to learn that the Llama was the Price Is Right host Carey.
“I love you to death,” Jeong told the actor-comedian once he revealed his identity. Biggs added that he’s admired the star for a “very, very, very long time.”
As for why Carey did the show, he explained, “The show looked like a lot of fun and I like having a goof and a lot of laughs, that’s why. This is a great show, man. I had a blast.”
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Season 3, Week 1: The Robot
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Lil Wayne
The Fox competition returned after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020, with six of the 18 new singers taking the stage in costume for the first time.
Competitors included a Kangaroo, White Tiger, Llama, Miss Monster, Robot and Turtle. The audience voted Robot as their least favorite performance of the night, making it time for the first unmasking of the season, which proved judge Nicole Scherzinger’s theory right when Lil Wayne was revealed under the Robot mask. The studio audience and panelists alike were in shock.
“He just made this show so much cooler, right?” host Nick Cannon said following the reveal.
When asked why he picked the robot costume, the rapper said and father of four explained, “My kids, man, my kids. My kids watch the show with me and [I] know they’re going to like the robot costume.”
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Season 2, Season Finale: The Fox
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Wayne Brady
The remaining three contestants were revealed on Wednesday night (Dec. 18, 2019), but only one took home the title of the winner of season 2. The first to perform was the Fox, who incorporated an original rap into a cover of Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.” Next, the Flamingo gave her all performing “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. Then finally, the Rottweiler closed out the night with his rendition of “Alive” by Sia.
Once the performances were over, the studio audience and panelists voted for their favorite of the night and host Nick Cannon did the honors of announcing where each star placed in the competition.
The Flamingo turned out to be Adrienne Bailon, who said of her experience, “This has been life-changing. I never thought that I would love performing again. This has just been so crazy. I can’t thank you guys enough. It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done.”
The Rottweiler was Chris Daughtry, who shared: “I wanted to do something fun. I wanted to challenge myself. [I] saw last year T-Pain won, I was like, aw, I just want to do this. It looks like so much fun. I had no idea how challenging it was going to be. And my kids have no idea I’m doing this so I’m so pumped for them to see this.”
And the winner of season 2, the Fox, ended up being Brady.
“I wanted to tell you so much,” the host, actor and Broadway star told Cannon after his reveal.
“This has been the coolest, most amazing, most touching, most challenging weirdest, this is the weirdest — and I host Let’s Make a Deal,” said Brady, who denied earlier in the season to PEOPLE that he was Thingamajig. “But really, I’m going to take this with me forever.”
The Masked Singer will return to Fox after the Super Bowl in February. A commercial break during Wednesday’s finale teased four of the season 3 disguises: a Beverly Hills resident dressed as a mouse, a country star disguised as a robot, a celebrity underneath a banana outfit, and a female version of Monster from season 1.
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Season 2, Week 9: The Thingamajig & The Leopard
Celebrities Behind the Mask: Victor Oladipo & Seal
This week’s two-night special continued with fans saying goodbye to two favorites. The first to get unmasked was Thingamajig, who was revealed to be Indiana Pacers player Oladipo.
“It feels great,” the basketball star said. “It has been a rough year for me but to be able to come out here and put smiles on people’s faces and just do something fun for once and get away from the game has been awesome. It’s nothing but a blessing for me.”
Next up was the Leopard, who was revealed to be the “Kiss From a Rose” singer.
“It’s certainly one that I won’t forget, that’s for sure,” Seal said of his time on the show. “But it was a lot of fun and [I’m] kind of sad that it’s over.”
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Season 2, Week 9: The Tree
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Ana Gasteyer
The actress and comedian had all of the judges fooled except Jenny McCarthy, who was right on the nose with her guess. Gasteyer even had judge Ken Jeong stumped, even though the two had appeared together in a live version of A Christmas Story on Fox in 2017.
“It wasn’t that long ago, Ken,” Gasteyer said after being unmasked.
“And I sang a major number!” she added.
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Season 2, Week 8: The Butterfly
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Michelle Williams
Although many had suspected that Kelly Rowland was the Butterfly, it was Williams, her former Destiny’s Child group member, who was underneath the mask.
“It was a beautiful experience,” Williams said of her time on the show. “Yes I’ve been on big stages, but for me personally, this was something for me to know like, ‘No, you got this!’ What a confidence builder.”
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Season 2, Week 7: The Flower
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Patti LaBelle
Host Nick Cannon was sure he knew the Flower had to be the legendary singer, and she knew it too.
“I knew it!” Cannon said after helping LaBelle take off her mask. “I didn’t want to say anything. We all had the feeling.”
LaBelle shared how much she enjoyed her time on the show and credited season 1’s Gladys Knight for inspiring her to stay true to herself during the competition.
“I loved it, I loved it,” she said. “I didn’t change my voice, this is it. This what God gave me. When I heard Gladys Knight, I knew it was her and I knew when you first heard me Nick knew, you all knew and I knew that you knew.”
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Season 2, Week 6: The Ladybug
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Kelly Osbourne
The actress and TV personality fooled the audience and judges alike with her fake Southern accent — but after the studio audience voted her as the least favorite performance of the night, they were shocked to discover Kelly Osbourne under the Ladybug mask.
“I heard the first word come out of my mouth. I was like, ‘They’re going to know it’s me,’” Osbourne said of disguising her telltale accent after being unmasked. “And then this accent just came out and I had to do it the whole time and every single time inside this mask I’ve been dying laughing every time I have to speak.”
Following her performance of 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood,” the judges guessed the Ladybug could be any number of female celebrities, from Paris Jackson to Lindsay Lohan, Nicki Minaj or Jamie Lynn Spears.
“It was really hard living with this secret but it was me behind the #Ladybug mask! Sorry to all my friends I lied to and thank you to everyone @maskedsingerfox for this incredible experience,” Osbourne tweeted after the reveal, adding the hashtag, “IDoAGoodSouthernAccent.”
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Season 2, Week 5: The Penguin & The Black Widow
Celebrities Behind the Mask: Sherri Shepherd and Raven Symoné
After a two-week break because of the World Series, the Masked Singer came back with a two-hour show and a two-celebrity elimination. By the end of the extended episode, TV host and comedian Shepherd was revealed to be the Penguin after her performance of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and actress Raven Symoné unmasked herself in her Black Widow suit after performing Cher’s “Believe.”
Although fans were sad to see them go, both stars walked away feeling accomplished and happy with their experience on the show.
“My son Jeffrey said, ‘Mommy, you should do this!’” Shepherd said after removing her penguin head. “And I said, ‘I’m scared.’ And he goes, ‘You should just do it scared.’ So I did!”
Symoné added: “I’ve been in the music industry and the industry for a really long time and I said, ‘Oh my goodness, it would be awesome if I don’t have to see anybody, they can’t see me, I can be the person I am in the mirror.’”
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Season 2, Week 4: The Skeleton
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Paul Shaffer
Host Nick Cannon asked the studio audience to vote for its favorite singer of the night and unfortunately, Shaffer didn’t make the cut. However, his experience on the show proved to be a positive one.
“It gave me a chance to try songs that I never would’ve thought I could pull off in real life,” David Letterman‘s former musical director said after getting unmasked. “And then you say, ‘Hey, I’ll give it a shot. Nobody can see me anyway.’”
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Season 2, Week 3: The Eagle
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Dr. Drew Pinsky
Pinsky spread his wings as the Eagle on The Masked Singer, but unfortunately, he didn’t soar through the competition. However, he looked back on the experience fondly — despite suffering a vocal cord injury.
“I recommend it highly,” the TV and radio personality told PEOPLE of his time on the show. “It was fun. It was a stretch. I didn’t know I could do it, but it was an expanding experience.”
After Pinsky’s version of “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke thought Adam Carolla, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Goldblum, Bret Michaels, Pauly Shore or Howard Stern might be under the Eagle costume.
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Season 2, Week 2: The Panda
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Laila Ali
Judge Robin Thicke jokingly guessed that the star behind the mask, who performed “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled, could’ve been retired and undefeated four-time world champion boxer Ali, but he should’ve stuck to his guns because he was right. The daughter of the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, had “a lot of fun” during her performance, but she did admit, “This is the first time I’ve ever lost something like this, so my heart, yeah … It was very humbling, but it’s been fun.”
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Season 2, Week 1: The Egg & The Ice Cream
Celebrities Behind the Masks: Johnny Weir and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins
The special two-hour season 2 premiere had eight out of the 16 new undercover celebrities face off in four pairs. The judges, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, tried their best to figure out who the new contestants are based on their character clues, performances and host Nick Cannon’s hints.
After intense battles between Butterfly (winner) and Egg, Thingamajig (winner) and Skeleton, Ladybug and Rottweiler (winner) and Tree (winner) and Ice Cream, the final smackdown was between Ice Cream and Ladybug. Ice Cream sang Devo’s “Whip It” and Ladybug countered with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, but in the end, the judges chose Ladybug as the winner.
Once it was time to unmask Egg and Ice Cream, audiences were shocked to find that Egg turned out to be Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir and Ice Cream was video game streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
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Season 1, Series Finale: The Monster
Celebrity Behind the Mask: T-Pain
After beating out the Bee and the Peacock, the Monster was crowned the winner of The Masked Singer! The Bee was revealed to be Gladys Knight, who sang Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and the Peacock was revealed to be Donny Osmond, who sang Ray Charles’ “Shake a Tail Feather.” The two battled it out but it was the Monster, Grammy Award-winning singer and rapper T-Pain, who took home the golden mask.
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Season 1, Week 8: The Lion & The Rabbit
Celebrities Behind the Masks: Rumer Willis & Joey Fatone
As the show inches towards the grand finale, fans know that anything can happen. Unfortunately, it was the end of the road for the lion, who was revealed to be actress Willis, and the Rabbit, who was revealed to be NSYNC’s Fatone, during the thrilling semifinal double reveal. Willis chose Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” and Fatone went for The Temptations’ “My Girl.”
Tune in next week to watch who will be crowned The Masked Singer’s first king or queen during the two-hour finale, which airs Wednesday, Feb. 27 on Fox.
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Season 1, Week 7: The Alien
Celebrity Behind the Mask: La Toya Jackson
The judges thought the Alien could possibly be Nicole or Sofia Richie but little did they know, they should’ve been thinking about another famous family. After singing Ellie King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s,” the masked singer revealed herself to be Jackson.
“The reason I did this is actually because people have a tendency to pre-judge you … and I just wanted to do it to see how far I could go,” she said.
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Season 1, Week 6: The Raven
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Ricki Lake
Judge Robin Thicke guessed right after deciphering clues that indicated the Raven was a talk-show host. Although the show was “a lot of fun,” the celebrity behind the mask said she was “also happy to be done” as she was revealed to be actress and Emmy-winning talk-show host Lake, eliminated after her performance of Sara Bareilles’ “Brave.”
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Season 1, Week 5: The Unicorn
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Tori Spelling
After turning down the opportunity to do the show three times because of her fear of singing and performing, Spelling mustered up the courage and made it through to week 5 before getting eliminated after her Icona Pop “I Love It” performance.
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Season 1, Week 4: The Poodle
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Margaret Cho
After an intimate performance of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” judge Ken Jeong guessed that it wasn’t a professional singer behind the mask — “maybe a comedian” — and he was right. After getting eliminated during week 4, the poodle revealed herself to be comedian Cho.
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Season 1, Week 3: The Deer
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Terry Bradshaw
After fighting through week 1’s close elimination, the deer lit up the stage while singing “Get Your Shine On” by Florida Georgia Line — but it still wasn’t enough to stay in the competition. Waiting behind the mask was NFL Hall of Famer Bradshaw.
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Season 1, Week 2: The Pineapple
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Tommy Chong
After performing his own version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” the pineapple was up for elimination along with the Alien and Poodle on week 2. Unfortunately, judge Jenny McCarthy guessed right and it was the fruit’s time to go. The Pineapple revealed himself to be comedy legend Chong.
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Season 1, Week 1: The Hippo
Celebrity Behind the Mask: Antonio Brown
It’s always tough to be the first one to go but the Hippo, who was revealed to be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Brown, looked like he had a lot of fun while it lasted.
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