Why isn’t ‘The Masked Singer’ on tonight? Bull and Skunk’s battle delayed until next week

Why isn’t “The Masked Singer” on tonight, Wednesday, November 24? Due to the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Group A Finals will take place next week instead, on Wednesday, December 1. That’s when Bull and Skunk will compete against each other to win a spot in the Season 6 finale. (Fox’s “Alter Ego” is also delayed for one week.) Unlike past editions of “TMS,” this season’s two groups have been kept completely apart from each other, so much so that they won’t meet up until the final episode — that’s when the winner of the Group A Finals (Bull or Skunk) will compete against the winner of the Group B Finals (Queen of Hearts or Banana Split).

Both Bull and Skunk will perform twice during the upcoming December 1 episode. First up, they’ll each deliver a solo performance. Then they’ll be joined by a special celebrity duet partner. Bull will sing with Jesse McCartney, aka the Turtle in Season 3, and Skunk will perform with Michael Bolton, who was just covered by Black Swan in Season 5.

After all of the performances have wrapped, the panelists (Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger) and audience will cast their votes for who they want to advance to the season finale. The person who receives the lower number of votes will have to unmask in front of America. It’ll surely be an emotional exit since Bull and Skunk have both been with the show since the first episode, despite many other wildcards trying to unseat them.

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Just who might be hiding underneath the Bull and Skunk masks? Here’s a closer look at their prior performances as well as the panelists’ former guesses:

Round 1 performance: “Drops of Jupiter” by Train
Round 2 performance: “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts
Round 3 performance: “Circus” by Britney Spears
Round 4 performance: “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan
Round 5 performance: “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Panelists’ guesses: Brian Littrell, Sisqo, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Darren Criss, Justin Timberlake, Brandon Flowers, Rufus Wainwright, Kevin Jonas, Zac Efron, Trey Songz, Donald Glover, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Odom Jr., Taye Diggs, Cheyenne Jackson, Lil Nas X, Billy Porter, Usher, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo

Round 1 performance: “Diamonds” by Sam Smith
Round 2 performance: “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown
Round 3 performance: “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Round 4 performance: “Square Biz” by Teena Marie
Round 5 performance: “At Last” by Etta James
Panelists’ guesses: Gloria Gaynor, Faith Evans, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Sade, Yolanda Adams, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo

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