‘The Masked Singer’ season 5 sing-a-long recap: Nick Cannon hosts first-ever ‘Masky Awards’ [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

This week’s episode of “The Masked Singer” took a break from the competition in order to celebrate the best moments of the season in the form of a sing-a-long special. Nick Cannon hosted the first-ever “Masky Awards,” with highlights shown of the remaining six contestants (Robopine, Russian Dolls, Yeti, Black Swan, Chameleon and Piglet) and the four panelists (Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger). Fans followed along with the bouncing ball throughout the evening in classic sing-a-long fashion. So how’d it all play out on Wednesday night?

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Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” Season 5 recap of “The Sing-A-Long: The Masky Awards” to find out what happened Wednesday, April 28 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 Super 8 episode, the remaining singers from Group A and Group B took the stage together for the first time in a special two-hour event. By the end of the episode, two celebs had been unmasked: Bobby Brown as Crab and Tamera Mowry-Housely as Seashell. Both Ken and Jenny correctly named Bobby, adding points to their Golden Ear scores, but all of the panelists got Tamera wrong. But enough about last week — it’s time for the sing-a-long!

8:05 p.m. — Nick steps on stage and announces he’s ready to announce the first award of the night, but Cluedle-Doo interrupts to announce he will be dropping spoilers all night. After that brief interference Nick announces the first Masky category is Best Love Song. And the nominees are: Piglet (“Speechless”), Black Swan (“How Will I Know”) and Yeti (“If It Isn’t Love”). And the Masky goes to Black Swan and “How Will I Know!” We see a behind-the-scenes look at the first time the Black Swan tried on her costume. She says Whitney Houston was the greatest vocalist ever, so this song was a huge challenge. But she wants people to fly with her and sing along! Then Cluedle-Doo arrives to walk us through Black Swan’s clues. He points out a subtle globe and a Montana badge stitched onto a backpack as hints to pay close attention to.

8:10 p.m. — The award for Most Powerful Masked Journey goes to Crab AKA Bobby Brown. We get a look at Bobby’s first fitting as he jokes around singing “Jingle Bells.” He says his kids are going to go nuts and he can’t wait to watch along with them while they try to figure out who the Crab is. Bobby’s strength and resilience moved everybody when he stepped on stage singing “Ain’t No Sunshine.” He tells the painful story about losing his two children, Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Jr. Bobby then mentions that he’s the king of holding his feelings inside so this was a great way to express himself. But the next category is about tears of joy. For Most Entertaining Train Wreck the Masky goes to Raccoon for “Wild Thing.” Danny Trejo thanks his dog and Nick for this honor before inviting everyone to sing along to his hot mess of a performance.

8:20 p.m. — The show continues with the award for Most Emotional Performance. The nominees are: Black Swan (“Use Somebody”), Orca (“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”) and Piglet (“7 Years”). And the Masky goes to Piglet! He’s so excited he could squeal and thanks his beautiful family before asking us to sing along to his passionate rendition. In comes Cluedle-Doo to give us some hits about his farm-fresh friend. Look closely at a score board that has a score of 11 to 11, a time of 50:10 and 3 yards to go. He also points out the white board that says “3,528 Rushing In./Game.” Can you figure out what all those numbers mean? Next, the Masky for Most Rebellious Character goes to Grandpa Monster AKA Logan Paul. We see his fun performance of “Bad Reputation,” which is actually pretty good in retrospect.

8:30 p.m.Caitlyn Jenner reveals she had a great time on the show, but Phoenix’s breath was horrible. In the category of Best John Legend Cover By A Cyborg Covered in Sharp Quills, the winner is Robopine for “All of Me”! He says it’s one of his favorite songs ever and he dedicated to Nicole. But then Cluedle-Doo points out “genes” (or do they really mean “jeans”?) in one of his clues. He also says an hour glass, stuffed kitty, angel, lightning and a couple of statues I can’t identify are clues to various roles he’s played. Then they show his performance of the ballad. Robopine really does have a voice like silk. Beautiful! In the category of Best Rock Performance the Masky goes to Orca for “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Mark McGrath thanks Nick from his hot tub and says it was the most wonderful experience of his life. He needed “The Masked Singer” more than it needed him.

8:40 p.m. — The next award is for Best Pop Song and the nominees are: Phoenix (“Tik Tok”), Russian Dolls (“24K Magic”) and Black Swan (“In My Blood”). And the Masky goes to Russian Dolls! They are truly humbled by this masking and Cluedle-Doo asks if we noticed one of the Russian Dolls’ hat says 29 in Roman numerals? He also says their pop art hint was stacked with clues, most importantly the number of squares. I think there are 21? Finally a “Mizfitz Toyzstore” sign was purposely spelled that way. Next Nick hands out a Masky for Best Song Performed By An Inanimate Object That Brings Me Back to the 90’s Slumber Parties to Seashell for “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Tamera Mowry puts her precious Masky next to her Emmy Award and thanks her family for their support.

8:50 p.m. — The next award is for Best Rap Performance and the nominees are: Chameleon (“Ride Wit Me”), Chameleon (“21 Questions”) and Chameleon (“Regulate”). And the Masky goes to…Chameleon for his “Ride Wit Me” performance! He grew up jamming to this song and he’s having so much fun bringing the party and old school vibes. After a recap of the performance, Cluedle-Doo points out a pair of aces and pair of twos blended into his performance. They are all spades or diamonds if that matters. He also says the slippery when wet road sign could be the biggest clue to who the colorful Chameleon really is. Then Nick hands out an award for the Most Feel-Good Performance to Snail for “You Make My Dreams (Come True).” It’s followed by a replay of the one and only Kermit the Frog singing the bop. For Best-Worst Dance moves, the winner is Robin. For Best Reaction to Seeing the Masky the winner is Nick! And for Best Reaction to Seeing Their Costume the award goes to Logan Paul, who couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted Grandpa Monster the first time.

8:59 p.m. — The Masky’s continue with the final award of the night. In the category of Most Game-Changing Performance the nominees are: Russian Dolls (“Man in the Mirror”), Yeti (“Lonely”) and Bulldog (“Candy Girl”). And the winner is Yeti! It warms his heart and he’d like to thank all the hours he spent rollerblading as a kid because skating in his costume was terrifying. Following a tear-jerking reminder of his performance (well let’s face it, just Nicole is sobbing), Cluedle-Doo has another surprise. It’s time to get chick-rolled with an all-cast performance of “Never Gonna Give You Up.” What a classic. I have to say, Bobby sounds the best. He should cover this song! Cluedle-Doo then reveals he’s a masked celebrity himself. He’s helped with clues to the other masks, but he’s ready to share a hint to his own identity. He has a connection to another mischievous masked performer from the past, the Gremlin. In case you forgot, the Gremlin was Mickey Rourke. Next week the competition as the Spicy 6 battle it out for the Golden Mask. To make “Mask” history, they’re all gonna take it off!

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