“Group C” took the stage for their first songs of The Masked Singer season 4 on October 26, introducing the viewers to the last 5 contestants competing for “The Golden Mask” trophy. The episode featured entertaining performances, head-scratching clue packages, and the judges’ first impression guesses for Group C. At the end of the night, one contestant was eliminated and unmasked.
So, what happened during episode 5 of The Masked Singer, and which celebrity identity was revealed? Read on to find out!
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. The article will be updated live as the episode airs.
‘The Masked Singer’ Season 4 Episode 5 Recap
Episode 5 featured the debut performances of the “Group C” contestants: Broccoli, Lips, Squiggly Monster, Jellyfish, and Mushroom.
First up to perform was Squiggly Monster. He sang “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The judges wondered if the man behind the mask might be Ray Romano, Dr. Fauci, or Al Franken.
Next up was Mushroom, who sang “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell. The judges said the Mushroom seems like an early frontrunner in the competition and guessed he could be Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Donald Glover, Usher, or Frank Ocean.
Jellyfish, though she seemed nervous at the start, gave a beautiful performance of “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie. The judges guessed she’s a younger celebrity, wondering if it might be Gabby Douglass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Awkwafina, or Sofia Richie.
Broccoli sang “The House Is Rockin'” by Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the judges noted the seasoned tone of his vocals, suggesting he is an older celebrity. They guessed Bill Murray or Howie Mandel.
Last to take the stage was the Lips, who gave one of the funniest performances the show has ever had. Throughout her rendition of “Native New Yorker,” it seemed clear that while she’s probably not a trained singer, she is a great performer. The judges guessed Sandra Bernhard, Wendy Williams, or Allison Janney.
At the end of the night, the votes were in and one singer was eliminated. The singer sent home with the lowest number of votes was the Lips.
Lips Were Unmasked, Revealing…
… Emmy-nominated talk show host Wendy Williams!
When Nick Cannon asked Williams why she chose to compete on The Masked Singer, she said, “I can’t sing, I can’t dance, but I know how to have fun.” Cannon said that they had a long phone conversation days before her Masked Singer performance, and he had no clue that she would be competing as a contestant.
The judges’ first impressions and final guesses for Lips, based on her performance and clue package, were as follow:
– Ken Jeong guessed Mariah Carey, Cannon’s ex-wife, but changed his guess to Allison Janney.
– Robin Thicke guessed Sandra Bernhard and stuck with his guess because she’s known for her big red lips.
– Jenny McCarthy guessed Wendy Williams, because the clues pointed to her being a talk show host.
– Nicole Scherzinger also guessed Wendy Williams, because “West Wing” and “Wendy Williams” have the same initials.
New episodes of The Masked Singer season 4 air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.