On The Masked Singer season 3 episode 5, the 5 remaining contestants in “Group B” of the competition took the stage to perform for a second time, offering a new slew of clues about their celebrity identities along the way.
The official synopsis for the episode, entitled “Mask-Matics: Group B Playoffs,” teased “The singers in group B return to the stage for their “playoff” performances; comedian Gabriel Iglesias joins as a guest panelist.”
Read on to find out what happened on season 3 episode 5 of The Masked Singer.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW.
‘The Masked Singer’ Episode 5 Recap
After the Elephant was eliminated at the end of episode 4 (revealing Tony Hawk as the celebrity beneath the mask), only 5 contestants were left in “Group B:” the Mouse, the Kitty, the Taco, the Banana, and the Frog.
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias was revealed as the episode’s special celebrity panelist, before the Banana was welcomed onto the stage to perform.
The Banana performed “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus. Based on the clue package, judges guessed he could be Larry the Cable Guy, Ed Helms, or Billy Bob Thornton.
The Mouse was the next to the stage; she sang “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).” The judges felt strongly that the celebrity is a living legend, and guessed it could be Dionne Warwick or Tina Turner. Jenny McCarthy said she thinks the Mouse is “legend-adjacent,” and guessed Tracy Ellis Ross.
After the Frog performed a unique version of “In Da Club” by 50 Cent, the judges were split in their guesses. Jenny McCarthy and Gabriel Iglesias guessed that the celebrity is The Fresh Prince of Bel Air‘s Alfonso Ribiero, but Kevin Hart and Omarion were also guessed.
The Taco‘s clue package was the most confusing of the episode, and left us with more questions than it answered. After he sang “Bossa Nova Baby” by Elvis Presley, the judges wondered if Alec Baldwin, Harry Connick Jr., Seth McFarland, or Ted Danson are behind the Taco mask.
The Kitty was the last performance of the night. She moved the judges and audience with “Mercy” by Brett Young. The judges guessed she could be Millie Bobby Brown, Amanda Seyfried, or Sarah Hyland.
Finally, it was time for the judges and audience to vote for their favorites. In the end, it was the Mouse who was eliminated from the competition.
The Mouse Was Unmasked, Revealing…
… Dionne Warwick!
For their final guesses before the Mouse’s unmasking, every judge except for Ken Jeong correctly guessed that the celebrity beneath the mask is Dionne Warwick. Ken Jeong guessed that the Mouse was Tina Turner.
Warwick said that being on the show was her pleasure, adding “I had the best time. It was a ball.” She said she is a Raider fan and that she was made an honorary coach for the Raiders as a birthday present, which explains the football clue in her episode 4 clue package. The jersey numbers “19” and “75” were for her namesake album, Dionne, which was released in 1975.
Tune in for new episodes of The Masked Singer season 3, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.