“It’s about the showmanship, not the voice!” That’s how a whopping 58% of “The Masked Singer” fans voted in our recent poll that asked whether it was fair that athletes and comedians are forced to compete against pro singers on Fox’s reality TV competition series. Conversely, only 42% argued it was NOT fair because, “Obviously a pro singer will win!” Where do you stand on this “Masked” controversy? Sound off down in the comments section.
So far over the course of four episodes, two athletes have gone home (Hippo was football player Antonio Brown and Deer was NFL personality Terry Bradshaw) and two comedians have been sent packing (Pineapple was Tommy Chong and Poodle was Margaret Cho). Only eight costumed celebs are left in the competition: Lion, Unicorn, Alien, Rabbit, Bee, Monster, Peacock and Raven.
If popular fan theories are true, there are a handful of professional singers hiding behind some of the remaining masks. Lion is quite possibly Rumer Willis, Rabbit is likely an NSYNC member, Alien could be La Toya Jackson, Monster reminds many of T-Pain, Peacock is undoubtedly Donny Osmond and Bee looks to be Gladys Knight.
As for any non-pros still in the competition, they had better watch as as they could be next on the chopping block. Those possible contestants include actress Tori Spelling, who many think is hiding behind the Unicorn mask, and talk show host Ricki Lake, who fits all of the clues for the Raven costume.
Wednesday’s fifth episode, titled “Mix and Masks” airs Wednesdsy, January 30 on Fox. for the first time, two celebs from the first group (Lion and Unicorn) will be competing against two contestants from the second group (Alien and Rabbit). If the pattern continues, look for Unicorn to be eliminated this week as she’s the only potential non-pro singer of the bunch.