(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”)
“The Masked Singer” aired its third episode of its third season Wednesday, which ended with the elimination and subsequent unmasking of a Season 3 contestant: Miss Monster.
Tonight’s Valentine’s Day-themed episode saw the four remaining members of Group A — Miss Monster, Kangaroo, Turtle and White Tiger — compete to see who will move on in this season’s tournament-style rounds.
After they performed, it was time for panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, along with guest judge Leah Remini and the studio audience, to choose the “weakest” performer for elimination.
They picked Miss Monster, who had performed Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” and unmasked her to reveal Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan. Before Khan was unveiled, Scherzinger and Thicke correctly guessed her identity, but the other panelists threw out these other incorrect names: Reba McEntire, Queen Latifah and Mary Wilson.
As Fox previously revealed, this season’s format will be changing “slightly” from the first two installments of “The Masked Singer.”
The six contestants in Group B — Banana, Elephant, Kitty, Taco, Mouse and Frog — will be introduced next week and they will be whittled down to three contestants over three episodes, just as those in Group A were. The show will then do the same for 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.
Along with the now-eliminated Miss Monster, 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.
Watch Miss Monster’s performance in the video above and her unmasking via the clip below.
“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.