Fox’s “The Masked Singer” returned for its fourth season Wednesday (eight EDT/PDT) with distance between celeb panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, who host Nick Cannon revealed could be competing for a gilded trophy of their very own. Whereas “Masked Singer” contestants shall be vying for the Golden Masks trophy, per traditional, a Golden Ear trophy is up for grabs for the panel.
The well-known judges will write down their first impressions following the introduction of every contestant, and the one who has probably the most appropriate guesses will win the newly launched statuette.
Wednesday launched the singers from Group A: The Solar, Giraffe, Popcorn, Dragon and Snow Owls (the primary costume that includes two celebs).
Group B – Crocodile, Gremlin, Seahorse, Whatchamacallit, Child Alien and Serpent – and Group C – Broccoli, Squiggly Monster, Mushroom, Jellyfish and Lips – make their debuts later.
Cannon knowledgeable Wednesday’s viewers that between them, this season’s stars have 46 Grammy nods, three world data, and that there are an Olympic gold medalist and an Oscar nominee amongst them.
Clues: The Solar, just like “Masked Singer” contestants of the previous, spoke about as soon as being on the high of her recreation. “At first, stardom was nice, however it was a ton of strain. The highlight was scorching, and I received burned out,” she stated, beating off asteroids with a pair of tennis rackets. “So got here my fall right into a deep melancholy.”
At The Solar‘s “photo voltaic sanctuary” we noticed a chihuahua in a life jacket and a jaguar.
Guesses: The Solar introduced the hearth, belting out Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You,” inspiring Scherzinger to guess “Smash” star Katharine McPhee. McCarthy suspected actress/singer Demi Lovato, whereas Jeong received Madonna vibes.
Clues: Throughout a carnival-themed bundle, Giraffe shared he is “had a roller-coaster profession, filled with ups and downs. Music is in my blood, however after I caught my neck out and took a big threat, I turned the butt of everybody‘s jokes.” Giraffe was pelted with tomatoes and apples.
Guesses: Following Giraffe’s efficiency of The Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Began,” Jeong voiced a idea about nation legend Garth Brooks. McCarthy thought Giraffe is perhaps Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and Thicke introduced up “Ice Ice Child” rapper Vanilla Ice.
Clues: In a gap dubbed “Snacks and the Metropolis,” Popcorn launched herself as somebody who “constructed a profession round love” and made some references to Netflix’s charming “Tiger King” docuseries, together with a tiger sighting.
“Hey, all you cool Corn and Cornettes,” Popcorn stated, delivering a greeting in a mode just like Carole Baskin. “I am Popcorn, Ms. Popcorn if ya tasty.”
“Ultimately, I went from a little bit pup cuttin’ footage out of Vogue to jet settin’ to unique locations with royalty,” Popcorn stated of her rise.
A desk proven with a serving of meatloaf, an apple and a snake additionally probably maintain some significance.
Guesses: Following Popcorn’s rendition of Pink’s “What About Us,” Jeong went with the plain alternative: Baskin. McCarthy and Scherzinger considered extra iconic singers: Tina Turner and Mary J. Blige, respectively.
Clues: It appears the whimsical world of “The Masked Singer” is not international territory for Dragon, who revealed “dressing up in funky, outrageous costumes is not new to me.”
With a stopwatch as a spotlight within the bundle, the challenger shared that “like a Dragon, I’ve at all times been a fire-breathing beast on a quest to be the very best.”
The clue bundle additionally confirmed a room filled with treasures, trophies and gold medals, in addition to the Statue of Liberty and a big canine bone.
Guesses: After getting handled to Dragon’s model of “Mama Stated Knock You Out” by LL Cool J, McCarthy thought the costumed celeb could possibly be “X Gon Give It To Ya” artist DMX. Jeong thought the clue bundle pointed to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, whereas Thicke and Scherzinger envisioned rapper Busta Rhymes.
Clues: A clam shell with a pearl was highlighted within the Snow Owls’ clue bundle. The duo shared: “You have not seen us collectively shortly, however now it is time for a household reunion.”
The feminine Snow Owl defined her companion loves a gag. “He is a prankster,” she stated, “an actual clever man.”
Guesses: As soon as the pair carried out A Nice Large World’s “Say One thing,” Thicke imagined married musical artists Amy Grant and Vince Gill had been beneath the feathery disguise. McCarthy and Scherzinger had been in sync considering the pair could possibly be singing siblings Donny and Marie Osmond. (Donny beforehand appeared as Peacock, the runner-up on the sequence‘ debut season.) Jeong guessed “Schitt’s Creek” stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. Guess a Golden Masks trophy would complement their contemporary, new Emmys.
Sadly, Dragon’s fairy story has come to an finish. Cannon requested the judges’ first-impression guesses, which revealed McCarthy and Jeong initially considered NFL gamers Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch, respectively. Nevertheless, McCarthy and Jeong felt extra comfy with their guesses of DMX and Phelps.
Scherzinger and Thicke voiced their preliminary guess earlier within the evening: Rhymes.
And Scherzinger and Thicke had been proper. The “Break Ya Neck” artist was contained in the Dragon costume.
Canon stated he knew straight away who was underneath the masks: “I knew by his stroll, when he walked out right here,” he stated, imitating the rapper. And Scherzinger thanked Rhymes for showing, calling him “rap royalty.”