“I need more clues people, I’m not that smart!” shouts “The Masked Singer’ judge Ken Jeong in the preview trailer for Episode 2 of the reality TV juggernaut. Airing Wednesday, January 9 at 9/8c, the second hour introduces audiences to six brand new celebs dressed up as extravagant costumed characters. While last time it was Peacock, Hippo, Unicorn, Monster, Lion and Deer, this week it’s Rabbit, Alien, Raven, Pineapple, Poodle and Bee. Watch Fox’s video preview above.
Nicole Scherzinger seems fairly confident in the trailer as she points and declares, “I think I know that voice.” Then Jenny McCarthy is seen jumping up and down yelling, “No! Way!” presumably when a singer is unmasked at the end of the episode. The fourth judge, Robin Thicke, is hardly present in the video but he does have a big smile on his face at one moment.
“We’re all part of a big musical who-sung-it,” announces host Nick Cannon in the clip package. After starring for years on NBC’s popular “America’s Got Talent,” Cannon has jumped right into another success story with “The Masked Singer.” Last week’s season premiere scored more than nine million viewers and this week’s second episode should be just as buzz-worthy.
Episode 2, titled “New Masks on the Block,” will feature three brand new head-to-head match-ups: Pineapple vs. Raven, Poodle vs. Bee and Alien vs. Rabbit. The studio audience will name the three winners from each battle, and then those three will immediately move on to the next round. The bottom trio will then face the judges, who vote anonymously to save two and eliminate one. The losing singer must unmask in front of America.
Fox has also released several “The Masked Singer” clues in anticipation of Wednesday’s episode. Rabbit is snapping pictures with a camera. Pineapple is dancing the hula. Alien has a gold record. Raven is holding a pregnancy test. Bee is associated with tennis balls. Poodle’s clue is a second Poodle … maybe twins?