The Masked Dancer season 1 continued on January 13, with Group B taking the stage yet again with new performances, clues, and guesses. At the end of the night, another contestant was eliminated, revealing their celebrity identity.
So, what happened during the “Group B Playoffs,” and who unmasked themselves on stage in the end? Read on to find out.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. Scroll to the end of the article to find out whose celebrity identity was unveiled.
‘The Masked Dancer’ Season 1 Episode 3 Recap
The official synopsis for the episode teased, “The second group of dancers return for the group B finals, where they will move and groove with a whole new set of clues; one is unmasked and the remaining three move on to the super six.” For the Group B playoffs episode, the 4 contestants performing were Sloth, Moth, Cotton Candy, and Zebra.
After introducing the week’s guest panelist, actress Cheryl Hines, it was time to begin.
The Zebra was the first contestant to perform in episode 3, and his clue package suggested he is a famous business owner these days. Zebra performed a duet to “Ell my Life” by K-Ci and Jojo. The panelists agreed that the Zebra carries himself like an athlete, and guessed he could be Alex Rodriguez, Floyd Mayweather, Tony Robbins, Mario Lopez, or Tito Ortiz.
Cotton Candy was next up, and her clue package and dance moves had the judges thinking that it might be an Olympic athlete dancing behind the mask. After she danced to “Sour Candy” by Lady Gaga ft. Blackpink, the panelists guessed she could be Jenna Dewan, Tara Lipinski, or Kristi Yamaguchi.
The Moth danced to “Sway” by Michael Bublé, and the panelists continued to zero in on her model-like physique and ties to the White House. They guessed she could actually be Karlie Kloss, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Megyn Kelley, Elizabeth Smart, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, or Kathy Griffin.
The last performance of the night was given by the Sloth, who performed a ribbon dance to “Up Where We Belong.” The judges thought he reminded them of Jonathan Groff, Keegan-Michael Key, or Will Ferrell.
At the end of the night, it was time for one character to be voted out of the competition. Once the votes were calculated, the Moth had the least amount of votes and was eliminated.
Miss Moth Was Unmasked, Revealing Herself As…
… activist, speaker, and bestselling author Elizabeth Smart!
Of her time as Miss Moth, Smart said, “It was so much fun. I mean, such a different experience.” When asked why she chose to enter the competition, Moth told Craig Robinson that her grandmother recently passed away and that her grandmother “would never let a moment pass her by.” Smart acknowledged that she lives a pretty serious life, and said she wanted to honor her grandmother and take the opportunity to “just have fun.”
For their final predictions, Brian Austin Green guessed Elizabeth Smart, Ashley Tisdale guessed Jewel, Cheryl Hines guessed Megyn Kelley, Ken Jeong guessed Karlie Kloss, and Paula Abdul guessed Kathy Griffin. Green was the only judge to guess correctly.
Before Moth took off her mask, the judges each got to ask one question. Here’s what they learned from the Moth.
– her friends would describe her as kind, genuine, and caring.
– she’s taller than Ken.
– she does not have brown hair.
– she plays at least one musical instrument.
– she has been on stage in front of thousands of people.
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.