‘The Masked Singer’ Episode 6: Raven Flies the Coop


One of my favourite issues about The Masked Singer is host Nick Cannon asking every week’s eradicated contestant why on earth they selected to slide on an animal costume to sing in entrance of cameras. My wild guess can be it’s for a similar cause Cannon selected to emcee Fox’s newest foray into high-class leisure: a paycheck.

This time round, it’s Bee, Peacock, Raven and Monster performing for panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger. Like final week, every contestant now has a revealing merchandise about who they might be wheeled out on stage.

A bunch quantity kicks the night time off. When I hear the opening strains of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” I do know we’re in for an edgy night time.

Side be aware: Getting to look at and expend mind cells writing about The Masked Singer on my birthday is a present — no; make blessing — I do know I’ll always remember.

Bee belts out Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

In her newest clues bundle, Bee hints that her profession has been “all peaches and marmalade ever since” she landed a recording contract at a younger age. She provides that being on this present and singing different individuals’s songs makes her really feel like “I’m each bee.” Nice references to Gladys Knight (Georgia peaches), Patti LaBelle (“Lady Marmalade”) and Chaka Khan (“I’m Every Woman”), however what’s a crimson herring right here and what’s the reality?

After expertly tearing by Miley Cyrus’ chart-topping smash “Wrecking Ball,” Bee’s revealing merchandise speaks volumes. It’s a bakeware set, and Walmart customers have to be bouncing up and down on the sofa, as a result of all of them know Miss Patti bakes one imply candy potato pie.

Ken Jeong takes this all a lot too actually, nonetheless, and suggests Bee might be Anita Baker. Sigh.

Peacock sings John Legend’s “All Of Me”

Peacock is again for the primary time in three episodes to croon John Legend’s largest hit. His latest clue as to his id is a rainbow flag he whips round in entrance of the digicam like he’s a bullfighter. Robin Thicke’s thoughts is on Neil Patrick Harris, however this multi-colored trace solely reinforces my assumption that the feathered performer is onetime Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat star Donny Osmond.

Backing up this principle is Peacock’s revealing merchandise, which is a wig much like the one Osmond wore within the 1999 movie model of Joseph.

“Because of this wig, I used to be thrown in jail,” Peacock notes, recounting a key plot level from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Jenny McCarthy is the one panelist additionally considering Peacock is Donny.

Raven makes an attempt Sara Bareilles’ “Brave”

So, clearly there will need to have been a reduction on royalties for pop songs launched in 2013 the week this episode was shot, as a result of “Brave” is the third tune in a row from that yr carried out tonight.

Raven continues to make references to the lack of her beloved, and to being a chat present host. Because of this, the panelists guess it is perhaps somebody from The View underneath the darkish costume. Either manner, I’m fairly assured we’re going to seek out out Raven’s id tonight, as her vocal expertise pales compared to Bee and Peacock.

Once Raven’s revealing merchandise is hauled out — an Emmy award — Robin Thicke declares he thinks Ricki Lake is perhaps behind the masks. And then this elegant alternate occurs between the panelists:

Ken Jeong: “Star Jones, possibly?”

Robin Thicke: “Star Jones. That’s very fascinating.”

Jenny McCarthy: “No. [Star Jones has] obtained larger boobs.”

Nicole Scherzinger: “She may have strapped hers down.”

This is the fact present we deserve in 2019, America.

Monster croons “American Woman”

In a uncommon intelligent second on this present, Monster offers a efficiency of “American Woman,” a track first made well-known in 1970 by Canadian rockers The Guess Who. Get it? Guess Who? Masked Singer? Yes? No? Clutching at straws, I suppose.

Monster makes a reasonably first rate vocal displaying this week after cluing us all in that, regardless of having his “share of darkish days,” he’s nonetheless a fighter. His revealing merchandise is a pair of headphones, and I’m at a complete loss right here. So is the remainder of the panel, it appears. Moving on.

Eliminated: It’s Raven’s time to depart the nest. The fowl masks comes off, and certain sufficient, there’s Ricki Lake. Robin Thicke, who admits to having been an enormous fan of Ricki’s discuss present whereas rising up, will get the crown but once more.

“The raven is about metamorphosis. It’s about dying, however it’s additionally about rebirth,” Ricki tells the viewers. “I went by the lack of my husband final yr, and it actually was a possibility for me to share my journey by his loss. He was the very best factor that ever occurred to me.”

Oh, Ricki — the place’ve you been, lady? Seeing her smiling face up there, it hits me that that is the primary Masked Singer contestant we’re sorely lacking lately from the world of leisure.

Give this girl a film position, Hollywood! Give her one other discuss present. Just, you already know, don’t give her a recording contract or something loopy like that.