Fox’s oddball, already-smash-hit celebrity singing game show “The Masked Singer” returned Wednesday, revealing at the end of its fourth episode that the identity of one of its famous contestants — who performed Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” disguised from head to toe in an elaborate Poodle costume — was none other than comedian Margaret Cho.
This episode saw the returns of Raven, Alien, Poodle, Bee and Rabbit. Each performed solo in succession, rather than in sing-offs, which was the format showrunner Izzie Pick Ibarra told TheWrap the show would be following after Week 2
Next, it was time for panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke and guest panelist Joel McHale, along with the studio audience, to choose which member of the group was the “weakest performer,” who would then be eliminated and unmasked. And that ended up being poor Poodle.
Then came the fun part: the reveal of Poodle’s true identity.
After much debate among the panelists, with Thicke guessing Judge Judy, Scherzinger and McHale saying Jillian Michaels, McCarthy picking Kathy Griffin, and Jeong landing on Melissa Rivers, host Nick Cannon revealed the answer to their fourth “whosungit mystery” (Fox’s pun, not ours), by having Cho remove the Poodle mask. And clearly, they were all totally stumped.
Now, we still don’t know the identities of Raven, Alien, Bee and Rabbit, along with last week’s contestants Lion, Peacock, Unicorn and Monster — though we have learned Terry Bradshaw was Deer, Tommy Chong was Pineapple, and Antonio Brown was Hippo.
According to Fox, between all of the 12 celebrities competing on the first season of “The Masked Singer,” they’ve amassed 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine Broadway shows, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles.
Watch the reveal above.
“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox.