The Masked Singer season 3 premiered on Sunday, February, immediately following the 2020 Super Bowl. Fans got to watch the first 6 contestants perform, and saw one character get unmasked, revealing their celebrity identity.
FOX’s official synopsis for the premiere episode teased “Television’s biggest guessing game returns right after the biggest football game, and superstar Jamie Foxx will be there to play along, as he joins host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke in the Season Three premiere of THE MASKED SINGER.”
Here’s what happened during the season 3 premiere of The Masked Singer:
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. If you want to know who was unmasked at the end of episode 1, scroll to the bottom of this post for the reveal.
‘The Masked Singer’ Season 3 Premiere Episode Recap
Season 3 Episode 1 of The Masked Singer featured performances and clue packages from the Group A contestants: the White Tiger, Miss Monster, the Kangaroo, the Llama, the Robot, and the Turtle.
After Jamie Foxx was revealed as the guest celebrity panelist, it was time for the first performer of the season to take the stage. The White Tiger performed “Ice Ice Baby” and the judges were struck by his height. They guessed John Cena, Rob Gronkowski, and Jason Momoa as possible celebrities beneath the mask.
The Frog performed “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal, and his impressive vocals suggested he is a professional recording artist. The judges wondered if he rose to fame as a member of a boy band.
The goofy, four-legged Llama was up next. The Llama’s clues suggested he’s a radio host or perhaps a comedian. The jokester Llama performed “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin. Nicole guessed that the Ll ama might be David Spade, while Robin and Ken guessed Joel McHale.
Miss Monster performed “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About,” and the judges noted that she sounded like a seasoned singer (they compared her to Patti LaBelle).
The Robot was up next, and his clues made the judges suspect he’s a stuntman or perhaps a fighter.
The Kangaroo was last to perform, and the judges were emotional watching her sing “Dancing on My Own” by Robyn.
After the studio audience voted, the Robot got the least number of votes and was therefore eliminated. The other 5 competitors compete again the following week, and another will be unmasked.
The Robot Was Eliminated, Revealing…
… American rapper Lil Wayne!
He revealed that his kids are fans of the show, which is why he chose to do the show (he said he thought they would like the robot character best). Lil Wayne said that the periodic table was a clue about platinum since he’s had so many platinum records.
Nicole’s final guess was Floyd Mayweather, Jenny guessed Johnny Knoxville, guest judge Jamie Foxx guessed Steve-O, Robin guessed Shawn White, and Ken Jeong guessed Flavor Flav. None of the judges guessed correctly, and were shocked to see that it was actually Lil Wayne behind the mask.
Tune in to new episodes of The Masked Singer season 3, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.