The Masked Singer returned to FOX on Wednesday, November 6 at 8/7c. Since The Masked Singer was put on a two-week hiatus to accommodate the 2019 World Series, two episodes aired back-to-back on November 6 to keep season 2 on schedule. This means that, by the end of the two-hour episode, two new celebrities were unmasked.
FOX’s official description for the prolonged episode explains “In the first hour, six celebrities take the stage for their next performances of the season and one will be unmasked. In the second hour, actor, comedian, writer and game show host Anthony Anderson joins host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as five Hollywood stars perform to keep their identities hidden and another will be revealed!”
Here’s who was unmasked during episode 5 of The Masked Singer:
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The Penguin Was Unmasked, Revealing That the Celebrity Is…
… Sherri Shepherd!
The 6 characters performing during the first hour of the episode were the Fox, Tree, Ladybug, Flower, Rottweiler, and Penguin.
At the end of the first hour, the Penguin was voted off and therefore the first contestant unmasked tonight. Before she took off her mask, the judges got to make their final guesses about the celebrity behind the mask. Nicole Scherzinger guessed Star Jones, Ken Jeong guessed Wanda Sykes, and Jenny McCarthy guessed Nicole Byer.
Shepherd is known as an Emmy Award-winning actress, comedienne, and author, known for her roles in hit television shows including 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, and Trial & Error, as well as films including Precious.
After the reveal, Sherri took to Instagram to confirm, writing “The #penguin ??? Really??? Meeee!!! @maskedsingerfox … check the clues folks!” On Twitter, she joked “The #PenguinMask and I? We are polar opposites #TheMaskedSinger.”
The Black Widow Spider Was Unmasked, Revealing That the Celebrity Is…
For the second half of the two-hour episode, fans watched the Flamingo, Fox, Butterfly, Black Widow Spider, and Leopard perform.
Before the Black Widow took off her mask, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke both guessed correctly, predicting Raven-Symone was behind the mask based on her clues about being a child star and moving away from her squeaky-clean image. They also claimed that the Black Widow’s dance moves were a giveaway.
Jenny McCarthy guessed Amber Riley, and Ken Jeong said Miranda Lambert was his final pick. Guest judge Anthony Anderson said he knew it wasn’t Raven, even though he wrote her into Black-ish as his little sister (he incorrectly guessed Drew Barrymore).
Raven said that being on the show was exciting to her because it gave her the opportunity to sing and perform without having to be the smiley bubbly personality that she rose to stardom as in her youth. She also said she “peed her pants” when the judges suggested that she might be a professional singer.
Tune in for new episodes of The Masked Singer season 2, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.