“He sounds amazing!” Nicole Scherzinger raved during Monster’s third performance in Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.” The furry, one-eyed creature took on Lenny Kravitz‘s “American Woman” this week and had all of the judges on their feet thanks to his high energy and exciting riffs. Nicole’s fellow judge Ken Jeong agreed with her, declaring, “It ain’t no athlete,” despite the fact that some of the clues pointed in that direction. Watch Monster’s latest “The Masked Singer” performance above.
“The first couple times he performed I didn’t think he was a singer because of all of the swinging references — we thought maybe golf or athlete,” noted Robin Thicke. “But every week he impresses me anymore. Tonight he was finishing a lot of his riffs and that’s not an easy thing to do. A lot of people would just sing it straight and he’s adding his own riffs. This is someone who’s a professional entertainer. Tonight you are my favorite performance.”
Ken chimed in, “To Robin’s point, you do do the riffs very well.” However, he then added, “I’m honestly thinking [you’re] a comedian, like David Alan Grier. Somebody who’s really funny, he’s got amazing moves, but is also like classically trained at least as an actor.”
While Robin thought it could be comedian Tommy Davidson hiding under the mask, Nicole brought up the “lil” reference from the clues package and suggested actor/comedian Lil Rel Howery. Jenny McCarthy remained adamant that Monster was actually a golfer, noting that his elongated microphone reminded her of a golf club. Who do YOU think it is?
In his “The Masked Singer” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the performance: “The clues reveal that Monster has had his share of dark days. He’s a ‘fighter’ who discovered the little Teddy bear he is at heart. He keeps making sports references, but there was a brief image of the controls of a music production studio. Singing ‘American Woman’ by Lenny Kravitz, Monster is hoping to throw the judges off. He definitely has a versatile voice and sounds great, which makes Ken yell out, ‘That ain’t no athlete!’ Beyond from sounding amazing, Monster has some serious moves.”