THE MASKED SINGER is television’s #1 new show, captivating a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers in its record-breaking debut. The singing competition series is hosted by Nick Cannon and features panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke.
The show features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Season Three boasts a brand new group of celebrity singers in all-new costumes and masks, including The White Tiger, The Kangaroo and Miss Monster.
With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Ranging from Grammy Award winners to legendary athletes, and everything in between, the singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing his or her true identity. It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “whosungit!”
POISON fans are continuing to speculate that Banana, one of the contestants on Fox's smash hit "The Masked Singer", is none other than Bret Michaels.
Banana, who had won over the studio audiences and four judges with each of his three performances, returned to the show last night (Wednesday, April 1) to perform his rocking version of "Sweet Home Alabama" by LYNYRD SKYNYRD. You can see video of his rendition below.
Banana made his debut on February 19 with his cover of the Elvis Presley signature song "A Little Less Conversation" and followed it up with his rendition of the country classic "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus. For his third appearance, he sang "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers. Banana said he chose the song because his father, who was like his best friend, recently passed away. Bret's dad died last August days after suffering cardiac arrest.
Based on an international hit, "The Masked Singer" features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel and play detective, alongside host Nick Cannon.
With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. The singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny hints buried throughout the show. One singer is eliminated each week, ultimately revealing his or her true identity. It's not a "whodunit," it's a "whosungit!"
The last time we saw the Kitty on “The Masked Singer” was when she discovered she was the last woman standing in Group B back on March 4. She, along with the two remaining men in Group B, Banana and Frog, returned to compete on the April 1 episode of “The Masked Singer.” They faced off against the top trio from each of Groups A (Kangaroo, Turtle, White Tiger) and C (Astronaut, Night Angel and Rhino).
This Super 9 is hoping to convince the studio audience and four judges (Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke) that they deserve a spot in the quarter-finals. Unlike some of the competition, the Kitty could never be accused of caterwauling.
Indeed, she sounds just purr-fect to us. In her first appearance, she scored with her cover of “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande. Then she made the country hit “Mercy” by Brett Young her own. Sticking with that genre, she then nailed “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert.
We are sure that we know the name of the famous face hidden inside the Kitty costume. Keep reading as we’ve got all “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including the real name of the Kitty.
We are sure that the Kitty is Elizabeth Gillies, who currently stars on the CW prime-time soap “Dynasty.” She plays the conniving and, dare we say it, catty Fallon on this reboot of the 1980s hit.
Before finding fame on television, Elizabeth worked in the theater. One of her most high-profile gigs was on Broadway in the musical “13.” One of her co-stars was Ariana Grande.
As much fun as the panelists on The Masked Singer have brought into our lives, they have a pretty poor track record when it comes to actually correctly guessing the disguised contestants’ identities. Let’s not forget last season, when Ken Jeong was convinced Bjork was on the show based on practically nothing.
This season, the clues are harder than ever, which means the celebrity investigators are also making more out-there guesses, dropping names like Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Beto O’Rourke, and Johnny Knoxville. Some of the guesses were flawed because it was just so unlikely the celeb would get inside a crazy costume to sing on TV week after week, while other times the clues about the contestant and the celeb guess just did not add up at all. The panelists have been proven wrong numerous times already, now that more than half of the masked singers have been booted.
Earlier this year, panelist Nicole Scherzinger admitted to EW that yes, the panelists “have not guessed many right this season.” She also revealed she doesn’t turn to Google for help.
“No, I’m really bad. I don't go on the internet a lot anyways in general,” she said. “This year they're trying to throw us a lot off even more so it wouldn't even help to do that. You’ll see why because we’ve not guessed many right this season — you'll see.”
As for Jeong, who’s also behind many of this season’s most ridiculous guesses, Scherzinger said her colleague stands behind them, even if he can’t believe what comes out of his mouth sometimes.
“In Ken's own world, he’s for real. We’re really special to have him; there’s no one else like him out there,” she said. “I know my nieces are a big fan of him. Everybody loves Ken Jeong. He's just fun and outrageous and out there and sometimes, yes, sometimes I don't even think he believes his own self.”
Now that The Masked Singer season 3 is here, fans have resumed their side hustle as TV detectives. In all seriousness though, half the fun of the Fox series is trying to figure out which celebrities are hiding beneath the elaborate costumes. And this season, there is no shortage of stunning, albeit confusing, costumes. One of them being the Kitty.
The fancy feline was introduced via Twitter on Jan. 24. In the photo, she is donning a showgirl-esque outfit and standing alongside her own little kitty cat. The photo was simply captioned, "we wish we could see #KittyMask perform right meow!"
Theory 1: Sarah Hyland Ken Jeong may be on the right track with this guess. The Feb. 26 clue package had a Modern Family reference, which led Jeong to guess Modern Family star Sarah Hyland. He had even more evidence to back that theory up, citing the rose clues as a hint about Hyland's fiancée Wells Adams. Before getting engaged to Hyland, Adams was on The Bachelorette. Jeong said that Hyland also needlepoints during downtime on set, which is a hobby that the Kitty mentioned she likes.
Fans are still on board with this guess, even if there's no immediate connection we can find between Hyland and Robert Redford — whom the Kitty said helped her get her first role.
Theory 2: Vanessa Hudgens On April 1, a new theory emerged from Jenny McCarthy who believed that Vanessa Hudgens could be the Kitty. The Kitty said that Christmas was her favorite holiday, and Hudgens has a couple of Christmas movies on Netflix already with more in the works. Again, the Robert Redford clue doesn't seem to fit her, but fans are still considering her an option. As one pointed out, she's even covered Celine Dion before.
Theory 3: Jackie Evancho The America's Got Talent star is a singer who actually does have a connection to Robert Redford. Her first major acting role was in his movie The Company You Keep. She also has a Christmas album, which could explain the Christmas clue. Fans are very intrigued by this theory.
Theory 4: Lucy Hale Former Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has started popping up as a fan guess, although none of the judges have suggested her as of yet. One of the clues in the Feb. 26 episode was a red coat, which was one of the mysterious characters on Pretty Little Liars. There were also sewing clues, and her character on Katy Keene is a fashion designer. She also knows Robin Thicke like the Kitty does, having met him at a pediatric hospital opening. For the Christmas clue, she's been in a Hallmark Christmas movie, but she doesn't fit the Robert Redford clue.