Last week’s controversial (or, as host Nick Cannon put it, “jaw-dropping”) Rudy Giuliani reveals on The masked singer brought a lot of bad energy – and the lowest ratings ever in the series’ history. But with that elephant (or Jack in the Box as it was) out of space, season 7 continued at high speed this Wednesday with Group C’s probably more lovable celebrity cosplayers: the Prince, Queen Cobra, Space Bunny and especially the endearing Baby Mammoth. The ending of the episode, however, included the revelation of another somewhat polarizing public figure: Cheers/See who’s talking/Veronica’s closet actress (and Giuliani supporter) Kirstie Alley.
Kirstie has occasionally come under fire for expressing her conservative political views (she even once claimed that she was “blackballed” by Hollywood for being a Republican). But when she was unmasked this week, it was a truly unifying moment, with good vibes all around. Her comic timing and unexpectedly infectious and twerk-tasting theme song made the judges crack and guess that she was Melissa McCarthy, Brett Butler or even Diane Keaton, (Kirstie’s conservative colleague, the gold-eared Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, guessed right). And when Baby Mammoth was up against another, bubblehead contestant, Space Bunny with his silly, creepy rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too,” Judge Ken Jeong was – apparently in a better mood than he was last week when Rudy’s revelation made him walk away. the set – called it the “most adorable duel ever!”
I have to say that Kirstie along with her comedy skills was a decent vocalist. Her solo performance earlier in the night, of “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss),” was surprisingly strong, and if she was not in a parenthesis with three participants who are clearly professional singers, she might have made it to the next one. round. She might even consider releasing her “Baby Mammoth” song; it could be a viral hit, like the next “Baby Shark”. But no matter what she does next time, Kirstie certainly had a good time during her short but memorable time The mask Singer race. “I’ve done a lot of things in my career, but I’ve never been to a circus,” she laughed.
As for Group C’s surviving three entrants, they all have a good chance of getting to the grand final to compete with Group A’s Firefly (who is undoubtedly Teyana Taylor) and Group B’s Ringmaster (Hayley Orrantia), so it’s a shame that next time week will bring a double-elimination. But until then, let’s assess and guess this week’s group C lists.
Queen Cobra (Team Bad), “I Say a Little Prayer”
This soulful, harmonious performance was already spectacular from start to finish – but then, just when we thought they were done, they gave us the amazing a cappella ending! The judges were understandably amazed. “It is how it’s done! … It was sick! It was amazing! “Exclaimed Jenny. Robin Thicke called this” one of the most special and incredible performances we’ve ever had on this show “and said he” was almost a snake “that Queen Cobra would be on way to the final.
Clues: This week’s “mega-clue” was a red “love” heart addressed to “someone special” named “B. Mine.” We also saw a video message of good luck from Cobra’s “best”, Holly Robinson Peete. Last week we saw a space rocket, a Batman logo, a photo of Bradley Cooper, “1990” … and at one point thaw cobras and so on sixindicating that Queen Cobra may have gotten her start in a 90s duo or group.
Judges’ guess: Brandy & Monica, Allure, Clark Sisters, Zhané.
My guess: It was still unclear just how many sexy singing snakes slipped on stage, but this week we certainly heard at least two voices, possibly three. Last week, I guessed this was Terry Ellis from En Vogue. The girl group’s debut album was released in 1990, and in 2006 they released a single called “Rocket”, but more specifically, Terry recorded the theme song for the sitcom Hang out with Mr. Cooper (starring Holly Robinson Peete) and had a bit of a part in Batman forever. I’m even more sure (or, uh, “snake”) that this is Terry, but now I think it’s her plusone or both of her funky divas, A Vogues Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett. A Vogue has recorded many love songs over the course of their careers and they gave me something I could feel tonight with that vocal!
Space Bunny (Team Cuddly), “All Night Long”
Ken described the Space Bunny’s smooth ‘n’ groovy Lionel Richie cover as “easy as Sunday morning,” and Nicole Scherzinger said it was “easy on the ears.” This hippity-hoppity showman definitely brought the smiles and the hot fuzzies tonight.
Clues: This week’s mega-clue was a 500-pound dumbbell because the Space Bunny has undergone “intense training” to “knock out” its competition. Last week we saw burning basketball and a soft dog, and he proclaimed, “I shoot after the moon in everything I do.”
Judges’ guess: LL Cool J, Floyd Mayweather, Sean Paul, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Usher.
My guess: Last week, I thought this was Shaquille O’Neal. Huh? Well yes, I got at least the first three letters right: This week I did what Robin did on Wednesday and recognized the boombastic voice as Shaggy’s. The vocals alone gave it away, but now I realize that “Shoot for the Moon” was probably a reference to the Jamaican-American reggae star’s album Hot Shot, and of course the shaggy dog was a big tip. The basketballs may have something to do with this. Maybe the dumbbell has something to do with this? But Space Bunny is definitely the “It Wasn’t Me” singer. That was him, all the time!
The Prince (Team Good), “Lay Me Down”
Sam Smith songs are never easy to sing, so you know that this Prince is a pro. The prince was amazing last week, but this week he jumped to a whole different level – and he sounded completely different, so I think this may be some kind of theater actor who is good at getting into character. A tearful Nicole gasped, “I just appreciate your talents. … I felt like your heart was just wide open, so you have to be an extraordinary person.” Jenny added: “I’m so impressed with your talent. I have no doubt you’re going to jump all the way to the final.”
Clues: This week’s mega-clue was luggage, because the Prince has toured the world and stayed in many hotels. Last week we saw the planet Mars, a massive diamond ring, the $ 20.06 price tag (maybe means the year 2006) and a video message from the prince’s friend Jamie Lee Curtis. He also said he was “happy to be back on a team” and has “performed in front of many people before.”
Judges’ guess: Enrique Iglesias, Niall Horan, Darren Criss.
My guess: Last week I guessed Nick Jonas from many of the clues, but he probably would not make this show … and the point is disputed, because this week the prince sounded nothing like Nick. so I shift my guess to Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson. He had a big career year in 2006 when he appeared in the Oscar nominee United 93; he appeared in the television program Life on Mars and played Johnny Diamond on American housewife; he has just finished appearing Border areas with Jamie Lee Curtis; and he once called rolling luggage as one of nine things he cannot live without.
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