The second batch of good, bad and cuddly contestants from The masked singer Season 7’s Group B debuted Wednesday, and among the five famous cosplayers was the adorable Keane painting-eyed Lemur. Unfortunately, this lovely primate was Group B’s first-eliminator, after her cover of Carole King’s “I Feel the Earth Move” failed to move the judges or the voting public. But the camera just loved the seductive Lemur, and understandably, she turned out to be one of the most iconic supermodels of all time.
Based on the clues, the judges speculated that this could be a famous rock star woman, possibly Heather Locklear, Pamela Anderson or Jerry Hall. But only Ken Jeong was right – he picked up the clue packets Holidays-reminiscent red convertible and mention of the word “Hart” (as in Roxie Hart). And so Ken found out that this… Chicago stage star and Billy Joel’s ex, superstar cover girl Christie Brinkley.
“That was your best guess in seven seasons!” a surprised Robin Thicke told Ken. (I suppose if the Maki had covered “Uptown Girl” or dressed up as a Wally World Moose, it would have been clearer.)
And now there are four masks from Group B, but only one of them will face Firefly from Group A (who is likely Teyana Taylor) in the Season 7 finale. Who are these mysterious Group of B-listers? Let’s take a look at their performances and directions below.
Miss Teddy (Team Cuddly), “Tell My Heart”
This adorable creature had a very familiar-sounding voice and could really fasten a belt – suffice it to say that vocally she had nothing in common with Sarah “The Bear” Palin from season 2, and a lot more in common with the original “Tell It to My Heart.” ” singer, Taylor “The Popcorn” Dayne from Season 4. “What a way to open the show!” exclaimed an impressed Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg.
Clues: We saw beds and pillows, a smiling emoji, a director’s chair, Santa Claus, gospel choir dresses and a caterpillar that turned into a butterfly – the last clue because Miss Teddy is known for †constant reinvent themselves.
The jury’s guesses: Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott, CeCe Winans, CeCe Peniston, Loretta Devine.
My guess: Nicole Scherzinger seemed convinced that this was Loretta, and the clues are correct. The gospel robes could be a pun on the word “divine”; the directions for bedtime may refer to Dream women (Loretta played Lorrell Robinson in that Broadway musical); Santa could point to Loretta’s role in This Christmas† and Loretta has done both drama and comedy. Trusting Nicole, the reigning Golden Ear champion, I’m also going with the Devine Miss L.
Hydra (Team Bad), “Hey Soul Sister”
Curled up in what host Nick Cannon called the “most out of control costume” in series history, this triple threat dragon not only emitted smoke and fire, but also three very different singing voices of cartoon characters, ranging from Spamalotcroaking Satchmo-style dandyisms. Everyone was floored. “What fairyland have we just landed in?” gasped Nick.
Clues: We saw these “bad boys” chewing gum and hopping around Miami. Other visual cues included an ATM, water skis, a boardwalk with a roller coaster, a shark, and a Magic 8-Ball with the ‘Ask Your Amigos’ screen. One of the three Hydra heads also gave Ken a special shoutout, saying this performance was “just for” him.
The jury’s guesses: Ken got “a Will Smith vibe” – an interesting note, given this week’s Oscar timing. (If it is Will, then Fox has another PR disaster to deal with, along with that rumored, controversial appearance of Rudy Giuliani.) The other judges suspected the Muppets’ Statler & Waldorf (hey, Kermit once sang on the show, so it is possible); Big Lebowski stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi; or three friends comedians Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short.
My guess: I don’t think they are necessary three people in this three-headed serpent. I think this is just one man with a thousand voices… and I recognize one of those voices as vaguely Ed Grimley-esque! I think – And last but not least† — one of the three amigos: Martin Short. Ken has been desperate to wear Martin The masked singer since season 1. (Side note: it would be really cool if Chevy Chase used to be in there so he and Christie the Maki can have a little drink Holidays mini reunion. That would be a real national shot!)
Ringmaster (Team Good), “The Climb”
The circus freak’s miles of crinoline would make navigating the stage difficult for an inexperienced performer. But the graceful Ringmaster hovered over the set like a born entertainer. She also had a great ballad voice, which Nicole called “so beautiful and captivating.”
Clues: We saw books, cereal, Miley Cyrus’ face on a map of Montana, “Sweet Southern” whiskey, a game of tic-tac-toe, and a Golden State driver’s license. The ringmaster said to Nicole, “It’s nice to see you again,” and then John Oates sent her a video message urging her to “make your dreams come true.” become truth.”
The jury’s guesses: Olivia Rodrigo, Kacey Musgraves, Noah Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson. (These guesses were terrible!)
My guess: This mistress of ceremonies certainly doesn’t sound like the She & Him indie singer, but I’ll take a chance and go with Zooey Deschanel. Born and raised in California, Zooey once worked on a secret project with Nicole, and Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams Come True” starred in a key scene in (500 days of Summer† Maybe Zooey has a completely different octave that we never knew about!
Armadillo (Team Good), “Secret Agent Man”
The growling, gruff, gilded critter exuded a pro-wrestler/action hero vibe. He is clearly not a professional singer, but as Ken put it, tonight he exuded the “presence of a legend”.
Clues: He was “born on a mountain and raised in a cave”. We saw rocks, hot dogs on a BBQ grill, sporty sunglasses, a bow and arrow, and a beefcake (as in, literally a cake made from hamburger meat).
The jury’s guesses: Chuck Norris, Erik Estrada, Vin Diesel.
My guess: This is a stretch, but since I think this is a wrestler and the sunglasses were a remarkable clue, I’m going with late They live featuring Rowdy Roddy Piper’s nemesis from the ’80s, Hulk Hogan. The Hulk is not a bad singer, as this old Japanese commercial shows, and he launched his wrestling career with his buddy Brutus Beefcake. Maybe the Armadillo can do a song by Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection spokeswoman Cyndi Lauper next time!
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