The Masked Singer season 2 semifinals aired on FOX on Wednesday, December 11. The holiday-themed episode featured performances and clue packages for the final 5 contestants, plenty of festive fun, as well as a double elimination which unmasked two more celebrities.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. This post will be updated live as the episode airs.
‘The Masked Singer’ Semifinals Live Recap
The 5 semifinalists performing were the Flamingo, the Fox, the Rottweiler, the Thingamajig, and the Leopard.
In honor of the holiday season, the stage, costumed characters, and even the show’s judges and host Nick Cannon were dressed festively.
The Fox was the first semifinalist to perform. In his clue package, the name “Richard” written in red ink grabbed the judges’ attention as an important, albeit confusing, hint. The Fox expertly performed “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway. The Fox teased a connection to Joey Fatone as his extra hint to the judges, who guessed he might be Jamie Foxx, Wayne Brady, or Tyrese Gibson.
Following the Fox’s performance was the Rottweiler, who delivered a creative cover of “Mr. Brightside” that, as Jenny McCarthy put it, “brought the house down.” Robin and Nicole guessed that the Fox is Darren Criss, while Jenny guessed James Franco.
The Thingamajig was up next, and he performed another Christmas classic – “Winter Wonderland” by Bing Crosby. His gift to the judges was an Indiana Jones hat and lasso, which the Thingamajig said required “a little more digging” to figure out. Based on that clue, Ken Jeong guessed that Thingamajig is Victor Oladipo.
For her performance, The Flamingo chose to sing “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley for the judges and viewers. The stirring performance received a standing ovation from the judges, and Robin said that the Flamingo gave him his first chills of the season. For her gift, the Flamingo presented a globe with Israel marked, where she says she was baptized. Jenny and Nicole guessed Adrienne Bailon, because Israel is the name of Bailon’s husband.
During the Leopard‘s clue package, he placed a lot of emphasis on his role as a father, and how important his kids are to him. The Leopard sang “Big Spender” from the musical Sweet Charity, and presented the judges with a blueprint of his “Dream Home” as his clue.
In the end, only 3 contestants could move on to the finale episode and 2 were eliminated and unmasked. THIS IS YOUR FINAL SPOILER WARNING BEFORE WE REVEAL THE UNMASKED CELEBRITIES FROM EPISODE 11.
The Thingamajig Was Unmasked, Revealing…
For the first time all season, Ken Jeong guessed correctly, and he was the only judge to do so. Jeong told Oladipo that he’s a huge fan and complimented his incredible voice.
Oladipo said that although it’s been a rough year for him due to his knee injuring, getting to perform on stage and put smiles on people’s faces was “a blessing.” Continuing the season-long playful romance with judge Nicole Scherzinger, this time without a mask, Victor said that he would “of course” go on a date any time with Nicole.
The Leopard Was Unmasked, Revealing…
Robin and Nicole were both correct when they guessed Seal. Jenny guessed Eric Benet, while Ken guessed Jeff Goldblum.
The blueprint clue was a nod to Seal’s degree in architecture, and, as it turns out, the Leopard really does have a British accent!
Seal said that his children are big fans of the show, so he decided to do it for them.
Tune in to the season 2 finale of The Masked Singer, Wednesday, December 18 at 8/7c on FOX.