Welcome again to The Masked Singer, the movie star expertise present even freaky-deakier than the Jacksons’ “Torture” music video from 1984. Each week a costumed thriller contestant reveals his or her true identification, and following the earlier unmaskings of Antonio “The Hippo” Brown, Tommy “The Pineapple” Chong, Terry “The Deer” Bradshaw, Margaret “The Poodle” Cho, Tori “The Unicorn” Spelling, and Ricki “The Raven” Lake, this week’s eradicated dinger was truly a member of the Jackson household.
No, individuals, it wasn’t Michael Jackson’s older brother, Tito. Perhaps he’ll be on Season 2. (Sure, the present has already been renewed by Fox.) And no, it wasn’t Rebbie Jackson, although I’d like to see her compete subsequent season dressed as — look ahead to it — a centipede! This week’s out-of-this-world reveal was truly the Alien, La Toya Jackson, wanting fabulous and match at age 62 and sounding sliiiiightly higher than she did on her personal minor 1984 hit, “Coronary heart Don’t Lie.”
“I actually have to really be trustworthy with all of you. The explanation I did this, truly, is as a result of individuals generally tend to prejudge you and the best way you sing, they usually examine you to different individuals in your loved ones. I simply wished to do it and see how far I’d go,” Jackson informed host Nick Cannon and the judges, all of whom have been totally shocked as a result of they clearly didn’t picked up on La Toya’s earlier apparent clue about her stint on the 2007 VH1 actuality present Armed & Well-known.
OK, I assume I used to be the one one who watched that present. But it surely appears all of America is obsessive about The Masked Singer. Let’s check out this week’s different 5 performances and preserve the nationwide guessing sport going.
The Monster, “I Love Rock ‘n Roll”
Earlier clues: “Not everybody” considers him knowledgeable singer, however now he’s again to “rewrite his mixtape” and show to his haters that he’s “extra than simply puff and fluff.” This party-monster can be from the Soiled South and has a passion for Gavin DeGraw’s “I Don’t Need to Be” — which a sure AutoTune rapper carried out within the Yahoo studio in 2005. His bodily clue final week was a headset, on which he mentioned he “makes his finest calls.” He’s additionally lacking some tooth.
This week’s clues: He mentioned he’s on this present to “share his true voice with the world,” as a result of he “couldn’t have individuals make him a nasty boy for all times.” Additionally, he wears a measurement 12 shoe.
Judges’ guesses: Lil’ Jon, Mike Tyson, Tommy Davidson.
My guess: Google has failed me in my makes an attempt to study T-Ache’s shoe measurement… however the Monster is completely T-Ache, you guys. Not solely does the rockin’ Monster sound like T-Ache’s above-mentioned Yahoo efficiency, however he additionally feels like T-Ache’s latest AutoTune-free NPR Tiny Desk live performance. T-Ache has additionally labored with Diddy, so these “puff” and “unhealthy boy” references add up.
The Lion, “Diamond Coronary heart”
Earlier clues: She comes from a “delight of girls,” “Hollywood royalty,” and “Hailey, Idaho.” And her bodily clue was a scrunchie, which she described as a “household heirloom.”
This week’s clues: The Lion made references to cabaret performing, town of Chicago, and the “Bluegrass State,” and she or he vowed to “construct her personal empire.”
Judges’ guesses: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Scary Spice, Hailee Steinfeld, Angela Lansbury, or somebody from Future’s Little one not named Beyoncé.
My guess: It’s not Girl Gaga, you guys. Cease guessing that — it will be manner too on-the-nose (or snout) for Gaga to cowl a Gaga track like “Diamond Coronary heart,” despite the fact that the Lion sang it at practically a Gaga degree. It’s completely Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s daughter Rumer Willis, you guys. Rumer has performed Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, she has appeared on Empire, and she or he was born in Kentucky and raised in Hailey. Case friggin’ closed.
The Bee, “What’s Love Bought to Do With It”
Earlier clues: This diva has been performing since she was a bit of woman within the ‘50s (when she shaped a gaggle together with her relations), drops a number of references to “Georgia,” goes by the nickname “Empress,” and likes to bake.
This week’s clues: She mentioned she was going to again to her roots with a track by her “very pricey pal,” and she or he revealed that she has 10 Grammys.
Judges’ guesses: Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle (due to a reference to a “new perspective”), Anita Baker (due to a promise to “provide the finest that I’ve received”).
My guess: These track references are simply makes an attempt to throw viewers off the Bee’s honeyed scent. That is completely Gladys Knight, you guys. For one, it sounds precisely like her. She’s not even making an attempt to disguise her singing voice, not like a few of the different contenders. Additionally, she’s outdated buddies with Turner, who was truly her first make-up artist. She’s received seven solo Grammys and three together with her childhood group the Pips, too. And all the opposite clues add up as properly — simply observe my hyperlinks.
The Rabbit, “Isn’t She Pretty”
Earlier clues: It’s apparent that that is an ex-*NSYNC member (catchphrases like “it’s gonna be me,” a straitjacket straight out of the “I Drive Myself Loopy” video, a confession that he was as soon as in a boy band). There have additionally been a number of references to scorching canines and magic.
This week’s clues: This bunny-boy has 17 tattoos, there was one other *NSYNCian reference to “strings,” and he talked about the “Sunshine State.”
Judges’ guesses: J.C. Chasez, Joey Fatone, Billy Ray Cyrus (he mentioned it will break his “achy coronary heart” if he received despatched house), Donnie Wahlberg (a “hanging powerful” reference).
The Peacock, “Can’t Really feel My Face”
Earlier clues: The 176- pound Peacock “began out as a bit of teenybopper” and has gone via “totally different incarnations” of his profession, starting from Vegas stints to dramatic roles. He’s additionally been pictured cradling a pet and was a “pricey pal” of Michael Jackson. (I’m wondering if he ever discovered but that the Alien was Michael’s sister?) Final week’s bodily clue was an extended curly wig and rainbow cape that appeared straight out of Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat.
This week’s clues: He mentioned, “My face has been tattooed on an individual’s physique.” OK, then. Perhaps the Rabbit has a Peacock tattoo?
Judges’ guesses: Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John (WHAT), Wayne Brady, Donny Osmond.
My guess: It’s completely Donny Osmond, you guys. Solely a constantly superior performer like him may pull off this week’s knee-slide throughout the stage.
Tune in as extra clues — and two extra masks — are dropped on subsequent Wednesday’s double-elimination episode.
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