‘The Masked Singer’ Semi-Finals: Seahorse, Popcorn, Jellyfish Unmasked

SPOILER ALERT: Do not learn forward in case you have not watched the two-hour Season 4, Episode 10 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired Dec. 2 on Fox.

It was a mega unmasking on Wednesday as Fox’s “The Masked Singer” revealed three celebrities in a particular 2-hour semi-final version: Singer/songwriter Tori Kelly (because the Seahorse), music icon Taylor Dayne (as Popcorn) and snowboarding Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim (as Jellyfish) have been all eradicated.

Among the panelists, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and visitor panelist Craig Robinson discovered that Popcorn was Dayne. Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong thought it was Tina Turner.

Jeong decided that Jellyfish was certainly Kim, which Robinson then copied. Thicke went with one other Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas. McCarthy Wahlberg additionally went with an Olympian: McKayla Maroney. Scherzinger thought it was Grimes.

Thicke and Scherzinger knew that Seahorse was Kelly, and Robinson additionally took that choose. Jeong thought it was Christina Aguilera, whereas McCarthy Wahlberg named Halsey.

In her closing efficiency as Seahorse, Kelly sang “That’s What I Like,” by Bruno Mars. Having beforehand tackled “Only Girl (In the World),” by Rihanna; “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion; and “…Baby One More Time,” by Britney Spears, Kelly stated she was keen to make use of “The Masked Singer” to do one thing totally different.

“I noticed this might be type of a enjoyable alternative to show an alter ego, and do issues that I would not usually do inside my very own music,” Kelly informed Variety. “I’m type of identified for having a guitar in entrance of me so perhaps that is my alternative to do some choreo and be slightly bit larger of a personality and in order that that was precisely what I attempted to do with the Seahorse.”

Kelly stated the costume was a little bit of a problem — and it additionally revealed one thing she hadn’t realized about her efficiency model.

“I do sure actions with my head and when I’m hitting a sure observe,” she stated. “It’s very unconscious so I didn’t notice I’m doing it till I put this masks on and I’m slightly extra restricted in shifting my head round. That was type of the principle problem, ensuring I used to be coordinated and did not fall over or something like that.”

Kelly stated she checked on-line and noticed that her followers instantly discovered that it was her. “I simply thought it was so hilarious, like I can not disguise from my followers in any respect,” she stated. “They knew, there is no getting round that.”

Kelly stated “The Masked Singer” modified her in methods she wasn’t anticipating. “I type of walked away feeling like I had far more confidence in who I used to be as a performer,” she stated. ” I’ve been referred to as only a singer, which is okay, however I feel being on the show gave me the arrogance to view myself as an total entertainer. I went on the market and labored the stage extra and was doing stuff that I by no means do. I’m positively going to take the Seahorse with me into my different exhibits. I positively suppose it modified me for the higher. So I’m grateful for ‘The Masked Singer.'”

Dayne, in the meantime, as Popcorn sang “Better Be Good to Me,” by Tina Turner, after beforehand performing “What About Us,” by Pink; “Falling,” by Harry Styles; and “Domino,” by Jessie J. She additionally knew that her distinctive voice would not idiot among the panelists or her followers.

“We knew that was going to be a problem and but on the identical time, they’ve had many recognizable voices on the show,” she stated. “So we picked songs from male artists after which we additionally performed round with keys, and but on the identical time, they’ve a show to provide. We went fairly far I feel lots of people guessed it and lots of people did not. It labored out fairly effectively.”

Dayne stated she was keen on becoming a member of “The Masked Singer” after among the panelists identify checked her final season as probably being the Night Angel. “When they referred to as me for this season, we have been like, let’s slip in there after which actually give them one thing to speak about,” she stated. “The costumes have been extremely difficult in their very own method, however my costume was all the pieces and extra I may have dreamed of. I beloved being Miss Popcorn, she is probably the most hopeful, the prettiest, cutest, liveliest, most loving and Betty Boop-esque.”

“The Masked Singer” was extra of a dedication than Dayne anticipated, however she offers the show excessive marks for the expertise. “This was actually a hell of a hell of a experience,” she stated. “I really like the challenges. I feel every year you need to put your self into some actual deep. Something to problem your thoughts or your physique, 4 weeks 12 weeks no matter it takes. Something to do this, shake it up, your perspective has to vary one thing.”

Meanwhile, Kim got here to “The Masked Singer” not having ever carried out music on such a stage. But she has beloved the show ever since her mother and father have been hooked on the unique Korean model.

“I keep in mind them being fully hooked on the show,” Kim stated. “Anytime I’d name my mother and father, or ask what they’re doing, they’d be like, ‘we’re watching the Masked Singer, it is so cool, we expect it is this superstar or this superstar.’ I did not actually know what it was about. And then I watched it with them someday, and I used to be like, that is superb. I really like the idea.”

In her closing efficiency as Jellyfish, Kim carried out “Stay,” by Rihanna feat. Mikky Eko. Her earlier numbers included “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” by Fergie; “Crazy,” by Patsy Cline; and “Don’t Start Now,” by Dua Lipa.

Kim and her household often have karaoke nights, which in the end paid off in her capacity to sing on “The Masked Singer.” “When I received singer guesses like Charli XCX, I used to be actually flattered by that solely as a result of I have never had any expertise performing or being on a stage and singing usually,” she stated.

New this season, the show’s panelists are additionally competing for a “Golden Ear” trophy primarily based on their first impressions of every masked performer — and going into the episode, McCarthy Wahlberg was within the lead with three, whereas Thicke and Scherzinger had two factors every, and Jeong to date had zero.

For Popcorn, Scherzinger’s first impression guess was Diana Ross; everybody else selected Tina Turner. No one received a degree there.

For Jellyfish, Thicke’s first impression was Addison Rae. McCarthy Wahlberg stated Daisy Ridley; Jeong thought it was Yara Shahidi; and Scherzinger stated Sofia Richie. No one picked up one other level right here both.

For Seahorse, Jeong’s first impression was Fergie, Thicke picked JoJo; McCarthy Wahlberg wrote Halsey; Scherzinger stated Maren Morris. The panelists have been 0 for 3 of their first impressions, with nobody getting into the finals with any extra factors.

This season’s costumes embody Baby Alien, Crocodile, Broccoli, Gremlin, Mushroom, Jellyfish, Whatchamacalit, Lips, Squiggly Monster, Popcorn, Sun, Dragon, Giraffe, Seahorse, Snow Owls and Serpent.

Previously unmasked have been Paul Anka (Broccoli), Lonzo Ball (Whatchamacalit), “Dr. Elvis” Francois (Serpent), Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black (Snow Owls), Bob Saget (Squiggly Monster), Wendy Williams (Lips), Mark Sanchez (Baby Alien), Brian Austin Green (Giraffe), Mickey Rourke (Gremlin) and Busta Rhymes (Dragon).

That means heading into the finals, simply Crocodile, Mushroom and Sun stay. Here’s how they carried out in week ten, “The Semi Finals – The Super Six”:

Crocodile, “The Masked Singer”
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Crocodile

Song: “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” by Aerosmith
Panel guesses: AJ MacLean, Nick Lachey, Nick Carter
Super clue: Pizza rat
Connected to: Craig Robinson; “You’re one in every of my favourite actors and it is so cool to have the ability to share the display screen with you once more.”
Previous songs: “It’s My Life,” by Bon Jovi; “Toxic,” by Britney Spears; “Bleeding Love,” by Leona Lewis
Previous panel guesses: Jon Hamm, Nick Lachey, Donnie Wahlberg, Adam Lambert, Lenny Kravitz, Harry Connick Jr., Jared Leto, Jordan Knight, Justin Guarini

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Mushroom, “The Masked Singer”
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Mushroom

Song: “Valerie,” by Amy Winehouse
Panel guesses: Jaden Smith, Jordan Fisher, Leslie Odom Jr., Keegan Michael Key
Super clue: Alarm clock: 3:00
Connected to: Robin Thicke; “I really like mixing it up with you once more. Because this positively is not the primary time we related.”
Previous songs: “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell; “If I Could Turn Back Time,” by Cher; “Unconditionally,” by Katy Perry
Previous panel guesses: Donald Glover, Usher, Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert, Jaden Smith, Jaden Smith, Taye Diggs, The Weeknd

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Sun, “The Masked Singer”
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The Sun

Song: “When the Party’s Over,” by Billie Eilish
Panel guesses: LeAnn Rimes, Brandii Carlisle, Kate Hudson, Emilia Clarke
Super clue: Breathing hearth
Connected to: Nicole Scherzinger; “The final time we met was within the rest room.”
Previous songs: “Cuz I Love You,” by Lizzo; “Praying,” by Kesha; “Piece of My Heat,” by Janis Joplin
Previous panel guesses: Katharine McPhee, Demi Lovato, Madonna, Mandy Moore, Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee, Jewel

Source: variety.com

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