Competition is starting to get more intense as mystery celebs take their vocals to the next level on FOX's The Masked Singer. Peacock, Lion, Deer, Unicorn, and Monster took to the stage and shared a few more clues. By episode's end, one of our favorite and accurate predictions got booted off the show. Fellow Bleeding Cool contributor Leigh Kade and I have a lot to process, so let's get started!
I know we both loved having Joel McHale on the show. He made a huge difference in the judges' panel! He'll be back again next week, but I wish he could stick around full time. He knows how to have fun with the show. His jokes were on point! Joel deals compliments and quips with equal panache.
Now, time for the recap!
Tiffany: Lion has me stumped! Hailey, gold, that great voice are more obvious clues. But what is with the construction hints? YouTube pulled down a clues clip that showed the Lion using a drill to build what looked like a wine rack. There's a bunch of building supplies behind her in the above package too.
I don't see Hailey Baldwin building anything and her voice is legit bad in any online clips. Demi Moore can sing–which I didn't know until Googling her. She's from Hailey, Idaho. So is Jamie Lee Curtis. The daughter of Tony Curtis definitely counts as "Hollywood Royalty." But I don't know her singing voice. Do you have any ideas?
Leigh: Lion really can sing! I'm still going with Rumer Willis—she's done Broadway, and being the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore would definitely count as being "Hollywood Royalty." This is one of those wild guesses, though. Whoever she is, she's fantastic!
Tiffany: Yeah! I didn't realize Rumor did Broadway. It could be her.
Peacock said, "…felt like I was five years old again." Donny Osmond starting performing at that age. This promo for a recent concert shows that he likes to use some of the moves he showcased during last night's performance.
I'm hanging up my Corey Feldman theory and am joining Team Donny.
Leigh: We were about halfway through his performance when my wife decided it was Donny Osmond! We had Mulan on a lot when our kids were little, it definitely sounds like him. Other clues pointed to a relationship with Michael Jackson, and Osmond and Jackson were really good friends when they were young. Osmond has also performed in Vegas, so I think this is a pretty solid theory!
Tiffany: The judges may be right about Unicorn. After consulting Google, Denise Richards fits the clues–Charlie Sheen's ex, modeling, and she appeared in a music video for Blues Traveler's "Canadian Rose." She's no stranger to reality shows–competing on Dancing with the Stars and she's now on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Or maybe she's just seeking redemption for this:
Although, the bedroom gymnastics talk makes Unicorn sound like a Kardashian.
Leigh: The "lost my Sheen" hint had me thinking Denise Richards, too. I don't think she's going to be around much longer, so we'll know sooner than later.
Tiffany: I'm still stuck on Monster. I dig his vibe. Feels like he could be a rapper who never got credit for his singing chops. Swing could refer to golf. Raining cash feels like a rapper move.
His singing voice sounds so familiar though. He might be someone from the 1990s. That falsetto is pretty solid too. Wish I was good with rappers LOL
Can you help me out here, Leigh?
Leigh: So many people think it's CeeLo Green, and it seems like the kind of thing he would do…but I don't think it's him. I'm completely stumped on Monster. I am also an unapologetic Monster fanboy, though! I would go to Monster concerts! Everything about him is so ridiculous, down to the dancers trying to make the whole thing sexy when you have a blue plush monster jumping around. It's sublimely, stupidly wonderful.
Tiffany: It really is! I thought it was CeeLo at first too LOL
I knew Deer would be Terry Bradshaw from the start. I'm so bummed he's gone, even though he looked relieved to get out of that gas mask. Poor guy. He did a good job. He sang better than Unicorn, so I don't feel like it wasn't a fair vote.
Leigh: It felt like a mercy kill to me, the poor guy was having such a hard time moving around. Watching him hobble down those stairs was painful! He was an absolute great sport and looked like he was having the time of his life.
We should talk about Joel McHale some more, too. Having him on really helped my irritation level with the judges go down a lot. If there was any bit of advice I could pass on to the producers, it's less (or no) Jenny McCarthy and more entertaining guest judges. The other three regular judges are fine, and Thicke looks like he's having the time of his life, but McCarthy makes me want to throw things at the television!
Tiffany: Agreed. I want more Joel and/or other guest judges. Jenny is a producer on the show, so I'm afraid she won't budge. Nicole Scherzinger has always annoyed me too. At least she's made some solid guesses.
I know it may seem like I'm hating on the girls, but I'm not watching this show for any of the judges. For example, The Voice drew me in with their coaches–this is not one of those cases. They could get a whole new panel next season and I'd still be game to watch masked celebrities sing their booties off.
We're very curious to see what FOX has in store for us next week!