The Masked Singer Unmasks 2 Celebrities During Season 2 Premiere

The Masked Singer Unmasks 2 Celebrities During Season 2 Premiere

A Christmas tree, a rottweiler and an egg facing off for a stately prize can only aim one thing: The Masked Singer is back!

The singing competition’s second season returned to Fox on Wednesday with 16 new undercover luminaries, eight of whom took the stage for their first performances.

While the producers fixed the clues harder for season 2, emcee Nick Cannon shared during the premiere that the 16 celeb entrants have a compounded 42 Grammy nominations, 140 cinemas, 35 No. 1 touches, 21 platinum records and 22 Broadway pictures between them. The challengers too boast a total of 29 kids, 28 tattoos, eight divorces and two Time Most Influential People honors.

Judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke returned to try to figure out which actor, musician, athlete, politician or influencer could be under the disguise, and Cannon requested each entrant after their rendition what becomes them the personification of their character.

Wednesday’s special two-hour episode consisted of eight attributes facing off in four duets. And just like last season, the studio gathering then elected to pick the champion of each battle. The four losers is to continue to sing in one of two smackdown rounds. The judges specified the winner of the smackdowns, and the two losers were ultimately unmasked at the end of the episode.

Here’s how everything are broken down when The Masked Singer introduced its first harvest of costumed performers.

Faceoff No. 1: Butterfly vs. Egg


Clues: “For the past year, I’ve been waiting patiently in my cocoon for the promise of metamorphosis.”; “After achieving success in many stages of life, I witnessed myself startled by the one plaza I used to call home, ” followed by an image of London’s Big Ben; “I’m here to take you to church. Can I get an amen? ”Song: “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki MinajJudges’ predicts: Fantasia Barrino, Mel B, Cara Delevingne, Patti LaBelle, Diana RossWhat determines them the Butterfly? “Bless your feeling, thanks for asking! I love to float gracefully and I’ve got a lot of soul in these wings.”


Clues: a blizzard world; a swan; a skateboard; “I’m strong on the outside, vulnerable on the inside.”; “You might figure that coming to The Masked Singer is a bit of a leaping for me, but after years of being on top of the pyramid, I’m here to join the grades of the greatest, more versatile entertainers of our time.”; “I’m going for the gold.”Song: “Just Dance” by Lady GagaJudges’ predicts: Adam Rippon, Christian Siriano, Jonathan Van Ness, Jonny WeirWhat acquires them the Egg? “I’m ever egg-stra and I do enjoy a good sparkle.”

Winner: Butterfly

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Faceoff No. 2: Thingamajig vs. Skeleton


Clues: a cupcake with the quantity four; a briefcase with magic tricks inside; athletic sneakers; a fad hit; “I’m here because I like to sing, though you may think that’s not my thing.”Song: “Easy” by CommodoresJudges’ guessings: Steph Curry, Dennis Rodman, Michael StrahanWhat’s a whatchamacallit? “A thingamajig is a thing that said that he wished to majig.”


Clues: a Christmas party; Las Vegas vibes; “I’ve been around the block a few times, but I’m far from dead.”; “I’m tired of playing second fiddle.”; “I ultimately get that spotlight all to myself.”Song: a mashup of “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang and “Good Times” by ChicJudges’ predicts: Dana Carvey, Jon Cryer, Nathan Lane, and Martin Short, who Jeong is certain it is.What attains their bones shake? “I have no booty to shake. So all I can do is shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake a boom.”

Winner: Thingamajig SMACKDOWN

After Egg’s fierce performance of “One Way or Another” by Blondie and Skeleton’s soulful rendition of “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding, Skeleton overpower Egg to stay in the competition.

Faceoff No. 3: Ladybug vs. Rottweiler


Clues: a KSOR TV camera; a classic game show setup with a spinning wheel; connects; “After a lifetime of theatre, I “wouldve been” use a little love and a lot of luck.”; “Being born into the limelight represents followed with every fragment of gossip and family feud.”; “Now after years of spinning my wheels, the chance to be anonymous meets me feel like I’ve previously earned a prize.”Song: “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie TylerJudges’ predicts: Lily Collins, Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lynn Spears, Willow SmithWhat manufactures them the Ladybug? “I’ve been through so much in “peoples lives”. I just feel so lucky to be here.”


Clues: a fantasy championship ring; bitten by a rottweiler as a kid; a guard hurling a football; Friday Night Lights reference; “Look your best in order to perform your best.”; “Being a thirsty contestant is actually how I has increased to fame. It happened nearly overnight.”Song: “Maneater” by Hall& OatesJudges’ speculates: JC Chasez, Nick Lachey, Brian Littrell, Bruno Mars, Russell WilsonWhat acquires them the Rottweiler? “I’m loyal. There’s a bit of a wait and encounter attitude.”

Winner: Rottweiler

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Faceoff No. 4: Tree vs. Ice Cream


Clues: the digit 30; a bag of carbohydrate; utensils and washes; a black and white television depicting Tree singing; an “expert in savory treats”; “When the season is over, there’s no use for me.”; “I’m more than precisely one thing that you know me for.”; “I can dish out more abilities to impel the world smile.”; “I’m like the old-school entertainer who could do it all.”; “That’s why I’m here, to jazz up my career.”Song: “High Hopes” by Panic at the DiscoJudges’ predicts: Beverly D’Angelo, Zooey Deschanel, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rachael RayWhat originates them the Tree? “Well, I’m jubilant and entertaining and I like everyone to gather’ round and have a good time.”


Clues: a money firearm; amber coins; a manor with a reserve in what looks like California; karate moves; headphones and a turntable; emojis; “For me, every day is cheat day.”; “Growing up, I caught a lot of flack for doing the thing I enjoy the most.”; “Even my mom and dad had their skepticisms. But I believes in my nonsensical dream and I turned my fantasy into a reality.”; “I’ve went over a billion reasonableness to be proud of my hard work and determination.”; “I am used to performing in front of millions of people.”Song: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray CyrusJudges’ suspicions: Diplo, Rob Dyrdek, Calvin Harris, Marshmello, PewDiePie, Evan SpiegelWhat impels them the Ice Cream? “I’m sweet and everybody cherishes me.”

Winner: Tree SMACKDOWN

Ice Cream talk Devo’s “Whip It” and Ladybug countered with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, but the members of the committee selected Ladybug to stay in the competition.


Egg turned out to be Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir, and Ice Cream was revealed to be videogame streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.

The Masked Singer breezes Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.

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