(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer” episode.)
The sixth season of “The Masked Singer” continued Wednesday with the introduction of Group B contestants: Queen of Hearts, Dalmatian, Banana Split (a two-celeb costume), Mallard and Cupcake. By the end of the hour, one of those five was eliminated and unmasked, and only four moved on to compete against a new Wildcard contestant next week in hopes of ultimately going up against Group A’s finalist for the Season 6 Golden Mask Trophy.
The cut contestant was Dalmatian, who had performed “Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams. “The Masked Singer” Season 6 Group B contestant was unmasked to reveal Tyga.
Robin Thicke’s first-impression guess for Dalmatian was Nelly, and he stuck with that. Nicole Scherzinger also believed Dalmatian was Nelly. Jenny McCarthy picked Kevin Hart. Ken Jeong went with Reggie Bush, which was his first-impression guess.
Tyga told the panelists the reason he decided to do “The Masked Singer” was because Lil Wayne competed on the show in its third season, though he was eliminated in the very first episode.
During last week’s two-night premiere of “The Masked Singer” Season 6, three Group A contestants were eliminated and unmasked: Octopus (Dwight Howard), Mother Nature (Vivica A. Fox) and Pufferfish (Toni Braxton).
The remaining Group A contestants include Skunk, Bull, Hamster and Baby (with those latter two being Wildcards who crashed the party during the premiere). And with a total of 16 competitors set for Season 6 of “The Masked Singer” and only 12 having shown up so far, we’re still awaiting the arrivals of these four Wildcards in future episodes: Beach Ball, Pepper, Caterpillar and Jester.
Per Fox, “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.”
New elements for Season 6 of “The Masked Singer” include the bracket-style format, which will see Group A and Group B compete separately up until there is only one remaining contestant on each side to go head to head in the finale, and the introduction of the Take It Off buzzer, which allows a judge to make a guess about an identity mid-show and eliminate that contestant if they are right and earn points toward the Golden Ear Trophy, or be “significantly punished” if the judge is wrong.
A new episode of “The Masked Singer” airs next Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox.