In Fox’s preview trailer for Episode 5 of “The Masked Singer,” host Nick Cannon reveals another all-important clue for Alien’s identity: a police badge. “The person I thought definitely ain’t the police,” Nick jokes as judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke all crack up. Wednesday’s episode is titled “Mix and Masks,” a reference to the fact that, for the first time, two celebs from the first group (Lion and Unicorn) will be competing against two celebs from the second group (Alien and Rabbit). Watch “The Masked Singer” preview trailer above and tune in January 30 to see the full episode.
A new twist will also be introduced this week: a group performance! Besides singing as individuals, Alien, Rabbit, Lion and Unicorn will also entertain the crowd by performing as a foursome. Following all of the evening’s performances, the studio audience and judges will vote and the costumed celeb with the lowest number of votes will have to reveal who’s behind the mask. Recent guest judge Joel McHale is absent in the video, so it’s back to the original four panelists this week.
Among the individual “show-stopping performances” in the fifth episode, the clip package teases that Lion sings “California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & the Papas. All clues point to Lion being Rumer Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. During her most recent clues video, Rumer was holding a newspaper with a headline that read “Gold found in Hailey,” which many believed was a reference to Hailey, Idaho, a ski resort town where her parents invested heavily.
As for Alien’s police badge, how does that fit with the previous clues that alluded to La Toya Jackson being under the mask? After remarking that she grew up in the public’s eye, fans began to speculate she was a member of the eponymous Jackson family. Well, as it turns out, La Toya once starred on a reality TV show called “Armed & Famous” in which she underwent basic training to become a reserve police officer. She still carries her badge to this day and volunteers as a deputy.