‘Masked Singer’ Judge Nicole Scherzinger Thinks Banana Split Is a Star From ‘The Office’ and His Wife (Exclusive Video)

But she’s fully incapable of pronouncing his name

Nicole Scherzinger is pretty sure she knows the identities of the two-person Banana Split costume on Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.” She just can’t seem to spit it out.

In TheWrap’s exclusive clip from the episode, which you can view via the video above, Scherzinger guesses that the Banana part of the split is “The Office” alum and “A Quiet Place” franchise director John Krasinski.

Actually, she says “John Krongowski,” “John Macaroni” and “John Kransinski,” because she cannot for the life of her manage to pronounce Krasinski, despite a lot of coaching from her fellow judges.

Nicole’s John KRASINSKI guess leads her to theorize that the ice cream portion of the costume is his wife, actress Emily Blunt. Now that name she nails no problem.

Here’s the official description for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer,” which sees Banana Split, Caterpillar, Mallard and Queen of Hearts compete in the Group B semifinals that end with a double elimination:

The final four “Group B” singers will compete in the semi-finals and two will be eliminated from the competition. I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE judge Cheryl Hines joins the panelists’ desk and assists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke breaking down all the clues on America’s favorite guessing game. The Season Six contestants boast a combined 85 Grammy Nominations and 27 wins, three Academy Award nominations, 12 Emmy Nominations, 12 Razzie Award Nominations, two Super Bowl appearances and two Lifetime Achievement Awards. Find out which TWO characters will be unmasked on the all-new “Group B Semi-Final” episode.

“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Following this week’s Group B semifinals, the show will be off for one week before returning with the rest of Season 6. See below for the schedule of remaining episodes.


Nov. 24 – (repeat, no new episode)

Dec. 1 – Group A Finale – celeb duets with Jesse McCartney and Michael Bolton

Dec. 8 –  Group B Finale – celeb duets with Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke

Dec. 15 – Holiday Grand Finale (winner of Group A vs. winner of Group B)