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‘The Masked Singer’ Season 3 Unmasks Its First Celebrity Masked Singer: And the Robot Is… (Video)

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Last Updated: February 3, 2020 @ 8:44 AM

(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s Season 3 premiere of “The Masked Singer.”)

Following Fox’s broadcast of the big game on Sunday, the real games began with the third season premiere of “The Masked Singer,” which aired in the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot. The first episode of the smash-hit celebrity singing competition ended with the first elimination and subsequent unmasking of a Season 3 contestant: The Robot.

Tonight, after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Fransisco 49ers in Miami, Miss Monster, Robot, Llama, Kangaroo, Turtle and White Tiger — the contestants in “Group A” — had a showdown on the “The Masked Singer” stage.

After those six Season 3 contestants performed, it was time for panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, along with guest judge Jamie Foxx, to choose the “weakest” performer for elimination.

They picked Robot, who had performed Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” and unmasked him to reveal rapper Lil Wayne.

The full Season 3 lineup of masked contestants include Llama, Banana, Miss Monster, Frog, Mouse, Robot, 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.

Per Fox, “The format will be changing slightly in season three. The contestants will be split into three groups of six – Group A, B, and C. Group A will kick off the first three episodes as they whittle down from 6 to 3 singers. Then we will meet Group B as they go from 6 to 3, then Group C. The final 9 contestants from these three groups will then come together and battle it out the rest of the season for the golden mask trophy. As always, one celebrity will still be unmasked in every episode, including the premiere.”

Watch Robot’s performance in the video above and his unmasking via the clip below.

A new episode of “The Masked Singer” will air Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox, which is the show’s regular night and time for the rest of the season.