Wednesday’s Super 8 episode of “The Masked Singer” gave fans double the length and double the unmaskings. For the first time all season, the show eliminated two contestants during the two-hour episode. The remaining four from Group A (Robopine, Russian Dolls, Seashell and Yeti) and the remaining four from Group B (Black Swan, Chameleon, Piglet and Crab) came together for the first time to sing their tails off in front of a virtual audience and panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger, plus guest judge Rita Wilson. So which two celebs were sent home?
Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 5, Episode 7, titled “Super 8 – The Plot Chickens,” to find out what happened Wednesday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite costumed characters on Fox’s reality TV show and who you think has what it takes to win the entire competition.
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8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘The Masked Singer’!” In last week’s sixth episode, Group A took the stage for the last time as a group and welcomed the fourth wild card, Yeti. Nick Cannon returned as host and revealed that Orca received the lowest number of votes. “My head is still as big as Orca is right now,” Mark McGrath said in his exit interview after being unmasked as the blue whale. But enough about last week — let’s get to this two-hour Super 8 episode!
8:12 p.m. — The Super 8 get started with a performance from the Piglet. While we see him as a happy-go-lucky Piglet, his life hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Not so may years ago he was lost. He had given up on his dreams, moved back home with his parents and even broke his finger. It was a perfect storm of despair. Then, that Sunday at church the pastor spoke of a vision he had of a man with a broken finger. He saw the man sailing a boat sailing a boat in a terrible storm until a higher power turned the winds around, steering the boat to safety. He packed up his stuff and changed course to LA. Ever since he thinks everything is a sign, but when it comes to faith, he never wants to miss the boat. Throughout the package we see foam fingers, sunglasses, a Christmas tree air freshener and a UFO. Tonight he’s singing “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters. This is a different direction for this porker who isn’t known for rocking out. It’s not my favorite song choice of his, but the performance is full of energy. Piglet sounds like a professional singer going outside his typical genre. I personally think this is Nick Lachey. Rita says he moves like a rock star and she imagines him playing guitar in real life. His extra clue is his favorite food: cotton candy. The classic sweet treat reminds him of one of his very first jobs. The panel thinks Piglet could be Lance Bass, Chris Pine, Adam Levine or Eli or Peyton Manning.
8:23 p.m. — Next, the Cluedle-Doo crashes the set and reveals himself to the panelists. He says he’s about to make things even harder for them. Gasp! I guess we’ll see what happens. The next singer is Robopine, who was touched by the panel’s reaction to him last week. He’s been struggling with depression lately so being here has given him a new confidence. Growing up in his house was tough on his self-esteem. He loved singing in the shower but his family would always yell, “Shut up!” So he never had the confidence to chase his dreams. Until one summer he was riding his bike and stopped by a block party. His neighbor begged him to sing in front of everyone and he was a hit! He felt an amazing sense of release and this show gives him that same feeling. Throughout the clue package we see images of baby toys and a bicycle. Tonight Robopine is singing “Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye. I have been saying for weeks that I believe this is Tyrese Gibson, and I think the baby toys and the bicycle were a reference to his film “Baby Boy.” Tell me I’m wrong! Anyways, Tyrese, I mean Robopine, sounds fantastic tonight. He has a silky smooth voice that oozes all the sensuality this song calls for. Following the performance we see his favorite food his lobster. He says off the coast of Costa Rica his family used to order a lot of this. The panel thinks Robopine could be Terry Crews, Aaron Hall or Jamie Foxx.
8:36 p.m. — Next on the stage is Chameleon. The cold-blooded rapper says that ever since he was little he walked to the beat of his own drum. He idolized a certain legend that he thought was they flyest and would have jumped through hoops to meet him. He considered him the greatest of all times in his arena, the GOAT. When he was older he got to meet him through a contest he won at a local radio station. It felt like he won the championship. Eventually he even worked alongside him. The two of them as a team! Now he considers him a true friend and ride-or-die. In honor of him, he will keep it old school in hopes of inspiring little chameleons the way his idol inspired him. Throughout the clue package we see a man in a boa who is dressed super fly with star-shaped sunglasses. We also see a #2, a disco ball and a lot of bling and cash. Tonight Chameleon is singing “Regulate” by Warren G featuring Nate Dogg. The clues seem like a mixed bag of rapping and athlete clues, so I’m not sure who Chameleon is. All I know is that his rapping skills are no joke. He flows through this song with ease and gives us a fun throwback performance. Next we learn his favorite food is fried bird and cricket cake. He says he’s always with his gang and he supports all the troops. The panelists think Chameleon could be Machine Gun Kelly, Kyrie Irving, G-Eazy or Waka Flocka Flame. Then Cluedle-Doo comes down to say he enjoyed him on the big screen and was rooting for him at the Golden Globes. This throws the panel way off.
8:49 p.m. — The Yeti is up next. The newcomer says Yetis may get lonely, but that’s when you find self-growth. Many moons ago he had a once-in-a-lifetime role that created an avalanche of success. But his ego caused tons of chaos and it all blew up. He blamed everyone else and buried the feeling of failure in his icy core. He tried to forget it ever happened, but he couldn’t escape hearing about the wreckage. He felt so lonely, and when he got the twice-in-a-lifetime chance to do it again he realized he was actually to blame for the mess. So he left his ego behind. It helped open his heart and now he hopes to glide into ours. Throughout the package we see the men in black playing ring toss and “ABCD” held in his paws. It looks like he invites the men in black to join him, so maybe he was part of a group with two other members? And they’re wearing “Happy New Year” hats. Tonight he’s singing “Lonely” by Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco. Just the start of a ballad makes Nicole cry so she’s already a mess, but this is a touching song. Yeti is definitely a professional singer, but this is pretty restrained performance. But he’s also rollerblading in this huge costume! Jenny has chills all over her body and Nick says he absolutely knows who Yeti is. We learn his favorite food is donuts. The panel thinks this could be Sisqo, Todrick Hall, Justin Timberlake, Omarion or Mario.
9:00 p.m. — Next up are the Russian Dolls. They’ve gotten so much love in their careers, but there was a time when they felt like everyone gave up on them. They were on top of the world and suddenly when they looked around, everyone was gone! They don’t talk about it a lot, but it was tough to start from zero. For years, they went around in circles. Even a blessing from the king HERself was thrown away. But they were resilient. How did they get back on top? Practice, practice, practice! And just when everyone counted them out they sold out one of the world’s most prestigious venues, just around the corner from the Russian Tea Room (Rita says Carnegie Hall). They love that the panel has no idea how many of them there are or what genders they are. Throughout the clue package we see them on the Statue of Liberty, a road sign for Indiana Ave, “Made in Milwaukee,” the dolls in a subway and the busy streets of New York. There are also three teacups that say “Eat”, “Pray” and “?” Tonight the Russian Dolls are performing “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars. I have no idea who they are, but they can sing their little wooden shoes off. They keep multiplying until there are eventually four of them on stage and this was probably the most fun performance of the night. Their favorite food looks like red jelly beans. The panelists think the Russian Dolls could be the Jonas Brothers, Hanson or Boyz II Men.
9:13 p.m. — Next up is Crab, who became so claustrophobic during his last performance he had to run off stage because he couldn’t breathe. Having that panic attack brought him back to being a kid, where the same thing happened at his first talent show. He was terrified! Eventually he found the courage to just go for it. After busting out a few notes, the audience began screaming and he didn’t know why. He thought they were booing him so he ran off stage, but they were actually cheering him on. Soon he was doing talent shows every chance he got. That’s how he got discovered. Tonight he’s hoping to stay panic free, so he has to dig down deep, stay calm and remember to breathe. Throughout his clue package we see the Brooklyn Bridge, a rainbow, a violin and a Jack of clubs. Tonight he’s singing “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. I criticized him quite a bit last week, but the Crab sounds great tonight! He has a nice tone and rasp to his vocals and this song is perfect for him. I knew as soon as I saw his first performance this was Bobby Brown, and I’m impressed with how good he sounds. That had some passion! We learn his favorite food is marshmallows. He says his kids love marshmallows even more than him and they make s’mores by the fire. The panel thinks the Crab could be Ray Parker Jr., Flavor Flav or Keith Sweat. I’m sticking with Bobby and I think the Jack of clubs is a reference to his music style, New Jack Swing.
9:24 p.m. — Next up is the Seashell, who says we are finally getting to see her for who she is. It may not feel like breaking news, but it’s taken her decades to truly open up. She was terrified of being vulnerable on stage and she’ll always remember the first time she had to go on live TV with no rehearsal. She thought it would be a natural disaster. It was actually freeing and everything changed. Being under pressure was what she needed to let loose. Here, she has grown from a nervous wreck to a confident, shining, singing shell. Throughout the clue package we see “Seashells sold by the shore for $119,” a turkey (or roasted chicken), a newscaster’s table, a Christmas tree and some TNT dynamite. Tonight she’s singing “I Think We’re Alone Now,” the version by Tiffany. This is a fun song choice and has great energy. The Seashell sounds more confident each week and her vocals are on point! The Cluedle-Doo steals her food clue, but the Seashell says that chicken better watch out because she knows how to make some good fried chicken. The panel thinks the Seashell could be Sarah Silverman, Tamera Mowry or Scout Willis.
9:35 p.m. — Closing out the performances tonight is the Black Swan. She feels like she has everything she needs on the stage as the Black Swan because of the love from the panel and the rush of confidence this mask brings her. Growing up wasn’t easy. It was just her and her mom in a one-bedroom apartment. They didn’t have much, but she did give her the one gift that changed her life: music. At night she’d sing for her mom and it felt like her voice had the power to transport them both into another world, where they didn’t have to worry. When Black Swan’s career took off she was able to buy her mom her first real home. And she continues to sing for her, but not to transport them somewhere else. Because they are finally where they belong. Tonight this song is for her, because she believed in her, before she even believed in herself. Throughout the clue package we see a sign saying “I’m Late,” a record player, gnomes and a glass slipper like “Cinderella.” Tonight she’s singing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Her voice is crazy and she’s clearly the most acrobatic singer of the Super 8. Her range is insane. I know she said this was her most emotional performance, but it wasn’t my favorite of hers. Still, not many people can sing like that. Black Swan’s favorite food is fish crackers and she says she used to love to eat them with her mom. The panel thinks Black Swan could be Kesha, Nelly Furtado, Demi Lovato, Becky G or JoJo.
9:47 p.m. — Eight incredible performers are on the stage but only six can advance to the next round. Which two will be eliminated? After the virtual audience and panelists vote, the first singer unmasked is the Crab. The panelists are sad to see him go, but are happy to finally see who is behind the mask. But first, we will see the panelists first impression guesses and find out if they make changes. Robin guessed Kool from Kool & the Gang (Robert Bell) but changes his mind to Ray Parker, Jr., Nicole’s first impression was a member of the Jackson 5, but changes to Keith Sweat. Ken guessed Bobby Brown sticks with his gut. Jenny guessed Bobby Brown as well and also holds strong. Crab pulls off his mask to reveal himself as Bobby Brown! Ken and Jenny get another one on the scoreboard for the Golden Ear.
9:59 p.m. — The next singer to be unmasked is the Seashell. Wow, what an awful night for ocean creatures. But before she takes it off, we need to find out if the panelists knew who she was all along. Ken thought she was Kristin Chenowith but changes his mind to Sarah Silverman. Nicole’s first impression was Hillary Duff, but changes her mind to Tamera Mowry. Jenny’s first impression was Vanessa Hudgens and she sticks with it. Robin’s first impression was Ashley Judd, but he now thinks it is Haylie Duff. The Seashell finally pulls off her mask and reveals herself to be Tamera Mowry-Housley! No Golden Ear points for this one, but at least Nicole figured it out before the unmasking. That’s a wrap for tonight! The Piglet, Robopine, Chameleon, Yeti, Russian Dolls and Black Swan will advance to the Spicy 6.
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