Nicole Scherzinger has lost the Golden Ear trophy two years in a row to rival panelist Jenny McCarthy, but she’s hoping there won’t be a third. “I’m out for blood this season,” she revealed during the October 13 episode of Fox’s ratings juggernaut. So far in “The Masked Singer” Season 6, the judges are having an abysmal time guessing the identities of the secret celebrities, with only Ken Jeong getting a first impression point right. Nicole, Jenny and Robin Thicke are still stuck at zero first impression points after five episodes and six unmaskings. (Nicole was ultimately correct this week that Ruth Pointer was the Cupcake, but it wasn’t her first impression, so she didn’t receive a point.)
Last time around was particularly bad for Nicole as she finished Season 5 without a single first impression point. That’s no doubt what’s driving her renewed bloodlust this year when it comes to competing for the Golden Ear. Jenny’s three correct guesses last year were Nick Lachey as Piglet, Caitlyn Jenner as Phoenix and Bobby Brown as Crab. Ken came in second place with two points (Phoenix and Crab), while Robin ended with a single first impression (Omarion as Yeti).
In Season 4, the first cycle the Golden Ear was handed out, Jenny impressed audiences with a leading four first impression points: Mickey Rourke as Gremlin, Wendy Williams as Lips, Bob Saget as Squiggly Monster and Nick Carter as Crocodile. Nicole and Robin tied at two picks apiece, with both naming Busta Rhymes as Dragon; Robin’s second point was Squiggly Monster while Nicole’s second point was Lips. Ken capped the fourth season without any correct guesses.
Here’s the current tally of “The Masked Singer” judges’ first impression scores for Season 6:
Ken Jeong — 1 correct guess
Dwight Howard as Octopus
Jenny McCarthy — 0 correct guesses
Robin Thicke — 0 correct guess
Nicole Scherzinger — 0 correct guesses
So far in Season 6, a half-dozen contestants have already been unmasked based on the instant votes from the audience and panelists. They are: Octopus (Dwight Howard), Mother Nature (Vivica A. Fox), Pufferfish (Toni Braxton), Dalmatian (Tyga), Baby (Larry the Cable Guy) and Cupcake (Ruth Pointer).
The surviving costumes on Fox’s reality TV who-sung-it are Bull, Skunk, Hamster, Pepper, Banana Split, Caterpillar, Mallard and Queen of Hearts. Two previously announced wildcards still have yet to appear during the sixth season: Beach Ball and Jester.
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