In a continuation of the series premiere of The Masked Dancer, FOX‘s new spinoff from their hit celebrity competition series The Masked Singer, the Group B contestant’s took the stage on January 6 for their first performances and clues of the season. At the end of the night, one contestant was eliminated and unmasked.
So, what happened during episode 2 of The Masked Dancer season 1, and who was revealed in the end? Read on to find out!
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. Scroll to the end of the article to find out which celebrity was eliminated and unmasked.
‘The Masked Dancer’ Season 1 Episode 2 Recap
For episode 2 of The Masked Dancer, the Group B contestants debuting with their on-stage performances were the Moth, Ice Cube, Zebra, Cotton Candy, and Sloth.
First up was the Sloth, who danced to “What I Like About You” by the Romantics. The judges guessed he might be Matthew Morrison, Kevin Federline, or Jason DeRulo.
The Ice Cube performed next, choosing a jazz rendition of “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. The judges determined the celebrity behind the mask is likely not a trained dancer, wondering if it could be Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Maher, or Anderson Cooper.
The Zebra gave a Salsa dance performance, backdropped by a colorful city scene that could have been set in Cuba or Miami. The judges noted how he never stops dancing or moving on stage, and thought it could be Ricky Martin or Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson.
After taking a scary fall during rehearsal, Cotton Candy delivered a stunning aerial and lyrical performance of “Glitter in the Air” by P!nk. The judges praised her as a classically trained dancer, and guessed the celebrity behind the mask could be Jenna Dewan, Julianne Hough, or even P!nk herself.
Last up to perform on the Masked Dancer stage for Group B’s first round of competition was the Moth. The panelists commented on her amazing figure and enjoyed her country-style dance routine. Honing in on the numerous clues related to politics and Washington DC, the panelists guessed she could be Megyn Kelly, Monica Lewinsky, or Marla Maples.
At the end of the night, the audience and panelists voted to determine who would be eliminated and unmasked. When the votes were calculated, it was decided that the Ice Cube would be sent home.
The Ice Cube Was Eliminated, Revealing Himself As…
… Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Of his experience competing on The Masked Dancer, Nye said, “It was cool… I love to dance. It may not have been obvious, but I do love to dance.”
Before the Ice Cube took off his mask, the judges got to cast their final guesses. Ashley Tisdale guessed former Vice President Al Gore, Ken Jeong guessed Bill Nye, Paula Abdul guessed Tim Gunn, and Brian Austin Green guessed Bill Maher. Jeong was the only panelist to guess correctly!
Each panelist also got to ask the Ice Cube one question to help figure out who was behind the mask. They learned that:
– millions have seen him on TV
– has a “huge” social media following
– has tried standup comedy before
– has more than a speck of white hair.
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.