The Rabbit, Unicorn, Alien and Lion take the stage for their strongest performances of the season, leading to more bizarre guesses and one emotional reveal.
If you were hoping "The Masked Singer" would just combine the remaining eight singers into one show like we were, welcome to the disappointment train.
Only four of them took the stage this week, meaning the same for next. After that, though, they have to bring the six left onto one show, right? Otherwise, it's just going to get even more ridiculous.
Oh who are we kidding, we'll still watch. And we're not alone as Fox just renewed "The Masked Singer" for a second season after it emerged as the number one new show of the entire 2018-19 season in the coveted 18-49 year-old demographic. Clearly America needs this kind of silliness in its world right now.
To pad some time, all four of tonight's masked singers took to the stage together for a fun take on Imagine Dragon's "On Top of the World" -- which was an absolute hoot -- and they each brought out a new clue in the form of an item.
But while Rabbit, Lion and Alien all had compelling solo in that group piece,Unicorn showed up late and only sang in harmony with them. Is this because she's not as strong of a singer?
Come on, Tori Spelling, believe in yourself! Is that you?
One big change we noticed this week as we did get a little bit of breathing room is just how much fun everyone is having. The panel is having an absolute blast trying to figure out who these people are, and Nick is right there with him.
Seeing that growing chemistry is only going to help this show's success as it will be as much about enjoying their buffoonery as it is about the celebrities and guesses.
Once again, the weakest performer of the night got the boot, but we're going to make you power through the terrible (and occasionally good) guesses for everyone before we reveal who it is. We do this because we love ... to torture you.
Most of the latest package was about how he's a trickster, but there was imagery of him disappearing, and saying "chew on this" at a restaurant counter serving Brooklyn pizza. You know what that means!
"Now I'm thinking chef," Jenny said at the pizza clue, while Nicole jumped on the disappearing to declare, "It's a magician." Hmm, we're still thinking Joey Fatone, ladies. He dabbles in sleight of hand and was born in Brooklyn, so both of those clues fit.
His item clue was a magician's kit which he said was another way he likes to impress an audience, meaning not the main way. You know, like being Joey Fatone of *NSYNC.
We've got so many clues we should be certain by now, right? Rabbit worked at an amusement park in his younger years, found safety in a group but felt it stifled his individuality at times.
We also got all those *NSYNC clues from him literally saying he used to sing "in synch" to saying, "It's gonna be me." And then some hot dog imagery really has us convinced, even if Fatone has come out and publicly denied it to Rachael Ray. We think he lyin'.
Fatone worked at Universal Studios out of high school and opened a hot dog restaurant in Orlando. And how about the new Interne clue from the show's official page: "He'll play the game for you if the price is right." Y'all know Fatone hosted "The Price Is Right" live show in Las Vegas in 2010, right?
Do we even have to keep guessing here? If it ain't Fatone, it's someone who's stealing his life!
We're still struggling to nail down the Unicorn based on the litany of clues we've gotten so far. Last time, she told us she lost her sheen, which got the panel thinking Denise Richards as an ex of Charlie Sheen. She also exuded model behavior and felt victorious.
Previously, we learned she grew up in "one of the richest neighborhoods" and had been told she wasn't worthy of her success throughout her career. She doesn't seem to be a professional singer, so we've been leaning pretty hard on Tori Spelling.
This week's package revealed that performing in front of people has always been her biggest fear. She also admitted to struggles with low self-esteem, making this show a kind of positive therapy for her.
Add crafting hints a reference to cartwheels and her declaration that, "I'm proud of the hills where I come from. Could those be the Beverly Hills you grew up in and that show you starred on? The internet clue certainly didn't help as it said she was class of 93, and Tori was born in '73, which put her in the class of '91.
But, and here's the rub, when did her "90210" character Donna Martin graduate? That episode aired in 1993. Tricksy tricksy, but we see you!
Of course, "the hills" quote got the panel thinking she was from "The Hills," so we got Kristen Cavallari and Lauren Conrad as well. After all, she said one thing and they are laser focused on each individual clue they get.
Her item was a typewriter, which totally fits that she's written several bestselling books. Plus, she's published a book called "VicTORIous," which fit another clue. And did we mention Tori Spelling, a notorious crafter, was the host of "Craft Wars" on TLC in 2012. Yeah, we're pretty much ready to lock this one in, too. And Ken Jeong is right there with us.
Also telling, she chose Icona Pop's "I Love It," which featured no solo parts, giving her the security and comfort of backing vocals throughout. That is a sign that she is struggling with her self-confidence, which fits with what she's said before and her story over the years.
What we already know is that Alien comes from a large famous family and has several sisters. There is reference to the number five in relation to them, and the fact that she was pretty young when the family achieved their fame.
She took offense to the panel not thinking she was a professional singer and she is absolutely tiny in stature, which has had us thinking LaToya Jackson for weeks now, and we're only growing more confident.
This week, she talked about how much she's enjoying the anonymity of the mask, not being bothered constantly, which has been a burden LaToya shared with her famous siblings for her entire life.
We legitimately died laughing when she said, "Growing up I always craved the simple life," and the panel did not disappoint. "Is that Paris Hilton?" Nicole asked, with Jenny quickly countering, "No, it's Nicole Richie."
Congratulations, you properly identified a television show and its stars. But then Alien said, "That's hot," and damn if that wasn't Paris Hilton's catchphrase back in the day.
Is she playing us for a fool? She's still way too small to be Hilton. Nicole? What's happening, we're losing our minds and starting to sound like the panel. Send help!
The internet clue told us "she's a whiz at interplanetary travel," which probably references her time in New York with Michael Jackson while he was filming "The Wiz." And then there's the snakes. You can find tons of images of LaToya with those including a classic Playboy shoot in 1989.
Okay, we're back on track. Whew, got a little dodgy for a second there.
Her revealing item was a Muncie police badge and ... oh, oh, LaToya is a reserve police officer with the Muncie Police Department! Bringing out the real badge may have been too much, though, as everyone knows the Jacksons are from Indiana, and suddenly Nicole nailed the family and Robin singled out LaToya before she talked herself out of it and went with Paula Abdul.
We're still pretty confident we've got this performer on lock. We already know she comes from Hollywood royalty with lots of women, and that she's politically active. Throw in a "Gold Found in Hailey" newspaper headline from a previous package and we're all but certain.
This week's package saw the Lion disappointed that Nicole didn't believe in her voice, saying that being on stage was her destiny and by golly if Robin didn't go right back to thinking about Destiny's Child.
She also said she wanted to be a "model of courage and vulnerability," which got them thinking model, and she said "Tick-Tock," too, so we got the inevitable Kesha guess. But she also revealed that "The Wizard of Oz" was her favorite movie, so where are the Judy Garland guesses for that clue, gang?
But mostly she seems really offended that the panel didn't think she was a professional singer, while basically confirming that they're right. She just wants to sound like one. And she did just that, absolutely slaying Sia's "California Dreamin'."
As far as we're concerned, the internet locked it in with its hint: "Her voice will take you hostage." Hey guys, did you know Rumer starred with her dad Bruce Willis in the 2005 film "Hostage." Sometimes it really is that obvious. And she grew up in Hailey, Idaho. It all fits!
You know what wasn't obvious, or helpful? Her white scrunchie item clue that she said was a family heirloom. Oh, so she's a female who uses scrunchies in her hair sometimes? Great. Thanks for that. Maybe it's a reference to momma Demi Moore's wacky-yet-iconic '80s look?
Like Fatone, Rumer Willis has denied publicly that she is the Lion, and like Fatone we are going to vehemently choose to believe that she is lying. Everyone knows celebrities lie all the time to hide the secrets of their projects.
It was no real surprise that the Unicorn lost the vote as she didn't really sing so much as do a karaoke sing-a-long to a backing track. Despite that, we hope the show was able to give her some confidence in herself and her abilities.
We agree with the panel that this was a difficult choice, but we do not agree with Robin that Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is a good guess at all. Jenny stood by her Lauren Conrad guess, while Nicole went with Denise Richards.
Ken poured lots of love on the Unicorn before finally jumping on the right train with us and going with Tori Spelling. So he gets to join our victory lap. And we're going to go ahead and invite Tori along, as she was so sweet and vulnerable in facing her fears to empower her children.
This was the most touching reveal of the season yet, but at the same time we're starting to wonder if these clues aren't too easy. We basically know everyone (or at least we believe we do) and there are weeks yet to come. It's still going to be very entertaining, but they might want to be even more cryptic next year.
"The Masked Singer" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
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