(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer.”)
The third season of “The Masked Singer” continued Wednesday with an episode that moved on from Group A, a lineup viewers were following for the first three episodes, and introduced fans to the six contestants in Group B: Banana, Elephant, Kitty, Taco, Mouse and Frog. One of those competitors was cut and unmasked by the end of the hour.
After Banana, Elephant, Kitty, Taco, Mouse and Frog gave us their first performances — and first hints as to who they really are — it was time for “Masked Singer” panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, along with the studio audience, to choose the “weakest” contestant for elimination.
They picked Elephant, who had performed The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love,” and unmasked him to reveal retired professional skateboarder Tony Hawk.
Along with the now-eliminated Elephant, Miss Monster (Chaka Khan), Llama (Drew Carey) and Robot (Lil Wayne), the full Season 3 lineup of masked contestants includes Banana, Frog, Mouse, Kangaroo, White Tiger, Turtle, Astronaut, Swan, Kitty, Bear, Elephant, Rhino, T-Rex, Night Angel and Taco.
Between those 18 contestants they’ve “amassed a combined 69 Grammy Award nominations, 88 Gold records, 11 Super Bowl appearances, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more than 160 tattoos and one title in the Guinness Book of World Records,” according to Fox.
Over the next two episodes, the remaining contestants in Group B — Banana, Kitty, Taco, Mouse and Frog — will compete until they are whittled down to three, just as Group A was condensed to White Tiger, Kangaroo and Turtle. The same will then be done with Group C.
The final “Super 9” contestants from these three groups will then come together and battle it out the rest of the season for the golden mask trophy.
Watch Elephant’s performance and his unmasking via the clips below. Readers can find TheWrap’s post-mortem interview with Hawk here.
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) February 20, 2020
“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.