(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer.”)
“The Masked Singer” returned to its classic format on Wednesday after taking a week off from eliminations for its first-ever “Masky Awards” episode last week. That meant at the end of tonight’s episode, one of the remaining “Spicy Six” contestants was cut from the lineup and unmasked.
The returning competitors were Russian Doll(s), Robopine (f.k.a. Porcupine), Yeti, Chameleon, Black Swan and Piglet. Each one performed for judges Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, guest panelist Chrissy Metz and host Nick Cannon, while also giving a few more clues about their identities. In fact, each contestant was technically unmasked, but wore visors to completely cover their faces as they revealed some hints about themselves.
At the end of the hour, it was time for the judges and the at-home audience to cast their votes for the night’s best singer and, in doing so, decide who would be going home. The contestant with the fewest votes ended up being Robopine, who had performed Boyz II Men’s “Water Runs Dry.”
Robopine was unmasked to reveal singer, model and actor Tyrese Gibson. Before his true identity was revealed, Scherzinger and Metz correctly guessed he was Gibson, while the other judges’ incorrect guesses were Jamie Foxx, Wesley Snipes and Terrence Howard.
Readers can find TheWrap’s interview with Tyrese about his time on “The Masked Singer” here.
Along with Gibson’s Robopine, the previously eliminated “Masked Singer” Season 5 contestants include Kermit the Frog (Snail), Caitlyn Jenner (Phoenix), Mark McGrath (Orca), Logan Paul (Grandpa Monster), Danny Trejo (Raccoon), Bobby Brown (Crab), Tamera Mowry-Housley (Seashell) and Cannon, who very stealthily competed as the Bulldog on one episode before returning to host the show following his recovery from COVID-19.
Next week, Russian Doll(s), Yeti, Chameleon, Black Swan and Piglet will be back to continue competing for “The Masked Singer” Season 5’s Golden Mask trophy.
“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.