The show “The Masked Singer” returned for its fourth instalment on Fox on Wednesday night with celebrity panelists consisting of Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, and Robin Thicke (all of them would be competing for a golden trophy of their own) practicing social distancing. The contestants have the Golden Mask Trophy to worry about, but the panel will set their sights on the newly created Golden Ear trophy.
To win the Golden Ear trophy, all the panelists have to do is write their first impressions of the contestants. The one whose impressions will match up correctly with the facts will be the winner.
On Wednesday, the Groups A, B, and C were introduced with A having the masked singers with code names The Sun, Giraffe, Popcorn, Dragon, and Snow Owls (the first costume featured two celebrities).
Group B had nicknames Crocodile, Gremlin, Seahorse, Whatchamacallit, Serpent and Baby Alien.
Group C who debuted later had nicknames Broccoli, Squiggly Monster, Mushroom, Jellyfish, and Lips.
The host Nick Cannon dropped a bombshell on viewers and said that if the achievements of Masked celebrities are combined, they have 46 Grammy awards, an Oscar nomination, and an Olympic Gold Medal.
The Sun performed the Lizzo’s melody “Cuz I love You,” which threw the panelists into confusion as all three of them guessed different names with the likes of star singers like Demi Lovato, McPhee, and Madonna being thrown into the mix.
The Giraffe performed Mamacita star The Black Eyed Peas’ other hit song “Let’s Get It Started.” The judges pinned their hopes on Blink 182-drummer Travis Barker, Garth Brooks, “Ice Ice Baby” rapper Vanilla Ice.
Code name Popcorn renditioned “So What” singer Alecia Beth Moore’s (commonly known as Pink) song “What About Us?” The judges suspected that she could even be pop culture icons like Tina Turner and Mary J. Blige. Jeong was more grounded and went with an obvious choice of Baskin.
The Dragon was the most interesting of all as he exposed his vocal talent with LL Cool J’s song “Mama Said Knock You Out.”
The clue that was associated with the masked celebrity could very well be pointed out towards Olympic multiple gold medalist Michael Phelps (Swimming), and Jeong thought precisely that. McCarthy went with DMX of “X Gon Give It to Ya” fame. Both Thicke and Scherzinger were imagining TechN9ne “Worldwide Choppers” rapper Busta Rhymes.
Snow Owls had a celebrity couple masked behind it. The female one gave a clue that it has been a while since the duo had been seen together on screen and this might be the time when they make an appearance together. The celebrity couples that were speculated by the judges included the likes of fresh Emmy winners Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Donny and Marie Osmond, and musical artists Amy Grant and Vince Gill.
The Dragon was guessed correctly by Thicke and Scherzinger as neither Phelps nor DMX came out of the costume, but it was the rapper himself “Busta Rhymes.”
The Masked Singer airs every Wednesday on Fox at 8 PM Eastern Time.