It’s “Date Night” on “The Masked Singer” this week, which is pretty on brand for the Queen of Hearts. And as such, the costumed contestant chose to sing a pretty romantic song: “La Vie En Rose.”
In TheWrap’s exclusive clip from Wednesday night’s episode, judge Nicole Scherzinger thinks the song choice could be a pretty big clue as to who’s under the mask.
“Vocally, I was thinking [Lady] Gaga,” Scherzinger guesses first. “Because that’s one of her favorite songs, ‘La Vie En Rose.’ She even put it in the movie ‘A Star is Born.'” (That fact is one that didn’t escape judge Jenny McCarthy either).
But then another guess occurs to Scherzinger.
“And then I was thinking, when she said something about the speed dating with the motorcycles and the hiking, I was like, could it be someone like Miley Cyrus? Because Miley can sing, y’all. Miley can sing.”
You can watch the moment in full in TheWrap’s exclusive video above.
The rest of the panel loved that second guess, agreeing Cyrus has some serious pipes. So, who might the Queen of Hearts actually be? Well, here’s what we know about Group B, thanks to tonight’s official synopsis:
“The characters from ‘Group B’ return for their second performances of the season, and a new wildcard enters the 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.”
Indeed, Scherzinger’s two guesses — Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus — have both scored Grammy nominations in the past (several, in Gaga’s case).
Meanwhile, panelist Robin Thicke admits he’s “completely lost” when it comes to the Queen of Hearts, but adds that her vocals for this particular performance were “mesmerizing.”
“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.