In the fourth episode of Fox’s reality TV show “The Masked Singer,” the Rabbit returned for his encore performance and had the judges thinking he might be an NSYNC member. After taking on Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up,” the panelists specifically named both Joey Fatone or JC Chasez. Do YOU think the Rabbit is a former member of NSYNC? Or do the judges have carrots in their ears? Sound off down in the comments section.
“During my last performance I bounced to new heights,” the Rabbit revealed during the “clues” portion of the show. “I knew I would thrive behind this mask and I knocked it out of the amusement park. As a young cottontail I sought fame and everyone wanted a piece of me, but life isn’t always carrots and cream. I found safety in a group, but sometimes not getting to be yourself can leave you feeling boxed in. Now I’m finding it exhilarating to be on my own. Every week I get to cook up something new for you all. Tonight I’m gonna wake you all up and show you I can be the main attraction. Oh yeah.”
This week’s panelists — Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and guest judge Joel McHale — were admittedly confused by many of the clues. Was the Rabbit a boxer? A chef? A child actor? A boy band member? That led Joel to joke, “You are the greatest rabbit child actor celebrity chef boxer I’ve ever seen in my life!”
When it was time for the judges to try to name the celeb, Jenny suggested Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts, Robin thought Joey Fatone because of his “comedic sensibility” and Nicole brought up JC Chasez. However, when Nicole asked the Rabbit whether he’d ever toured with her, he responded, “What I’ll tell you is, there have been just too many people for me to remember.”
In his “The Masked Singer” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about Rabbit’s performance: “He once found safety in a group, but sometimes not getting to be yourself can leave you feeling boxed in. Now, each week he gets to ‘cook up something new.’ Singing ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii featuring Aloe Blac, Rabbit definitely has a voice and the panel thinks he could be from *NSync and have ruled out Corey Feldman. I still think it’s JC Chasez. Who’s with me?”