The first reveal of The Masked Singer season 10 was revealed during an exciting premiere.
After a carefree performance in which he forgot the lyrics to Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Rubber Ducky turned out to be actor Anthony Anderson.
Panelists Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger were stunned by the big reveal – and even more so because Ken had suspected that Anthony might be under the mask, a rare correct guess for the comedian.
Diver, Gazelle, S’more and Cow will continue on next week’s NFL Night as fans are divided over who Gazelle could be following her stunning performance by Alanis Morissette on Uninvited.
While some viewers on X, formerly known as Twitter, are convinced that the performer is similar to an actress Emma Stone or Evan Rachel Woodother fans think that Gazelle could be a singer like her Christina Aguilera or Carrie Underwood.
“That is hard. Not many people can pull off a great Alanis Morissette,” said one fan commented.
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The most stunning revelations: Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dr. Drew Pinsky was another contestant who surprised the judges with his eagle mask getup.
Dr. Drew did not perform well in the competition and was eliminated after his first appearance.
The doctor sang “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf.
Before its reveal, none of the panelists had managed to guess who was behind the mask.
The most jaw-dropping reveal: Kermit the Frog
In Season 5, Kermit the Frog was revealed to be Snail Mask, which was perhaps the most impressive reveal in the series.
Most people know Kermit’s voice from his hit song “Rainbow Connection,” but no one expected to see a puppet in the series.
Kermit sung “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates, and his voice sounded a little different than normal.
Unfortunately, he was the first to go. However, it was good for everyone who couldn’t figure out who was behind the mask.
The host of all hosts: Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon is back as host of The Masked Singer for the tenth consecutive year and ever.
The man has extensive experience hosting TV shows and competitions including Wild N Out and America’s Got Talent.
He is also the founder of the record label N’Credible Entertainment.
A new face next season
Although Season 10 hasn’t started yet, fans already have news for Season 11 – and they can expect a new face on the jury.
FOX announced that singer Rita Ora will be stepping in for Nicole Scherzinger in season 11, which won’t premiere until 2024.
Nicole will be appearing at London’s Savoy Theater during her break from Sunset Boulevard and is expected to make her comeback in season 12.
Rita appeared as a panellist on the UK version of The Masked Singer.
Nicole will continue her duties in Season 10, which airs tonight at 8 p.m.
Meet your panel: Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke is an American singer-songwriter and record producer who rose to fame in 2013 with the song “Blurred Lines.”
He has been a member of the jury since The Masked Singer debuted in 2019.
When he’s not on set, Thicke can be seen with his four children, whom he welcomed with Paula Patton and April Love Geary.
Meet your panel: Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger is an actress, singer, songwriter, dancer and television personality, best known as a member of The Pussycat Dolls.
Scherzinger, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, began performing at age 14 and studied musical theater at Wright State University.
She has been a member of the jury since the premiere of “The Masked Singer” in 2019.
Meet your panel: Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is an actor, stand-up comedian, producer, author and licensed physician best known for his roles as Leslie Chow on the series The Hangover and Ben Chang on the NBC series Community.
He has been a member of the jury since the show began in 2019.
When he’s not on set, Jeong can be seen at home with his wife Tran Jeong and his children Zooey and Alexa.
Meet your panel: Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg
Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg is an actress, model and television personality who began her career as a nude model for Playboy in the early 1990s.
She has had roles on both television and films, including Scream 3 and John Tucker Must Die, two of her most well-known roles.
She has been married to Donnie Wahlberg, brother of fellow actor Mark Wahlberg, for nine years since they got married in 2014.
McCarthy has been a judge on the Fox music competition show The Masked Singer since its premiere in 2019.
Looking back at last season
Bishop Briggs maintained a consistent flow throughout the ninth season of Fox’s “The Masked Singer” last spring, and her persistence was rewarded with the title.
Briggs won the season’s grand prize as Medusa and was unmasked at the finale, along with runner-up David Archuleta, who was revealed as Ara.
The two joined Pentatonix as California Roll, Olivia Culpo as UFO, Lou Diamond Philips as Mantis and Keenan Allen as Gargoyle.
Melissa Joan Hart was the lamp; Alicia Witt was Diamond; Dee Snider was the puppet; Christine Quinn was revealed to be a scorpion and George Wendt was revealed to be a moose.
Holly Robinson Peete joined the season as The Fairy, while Alexa Bliss played Axilotl; Lele Pons was revealed to be a jackalope; Squirrel turned out to be Malin Akerman. Michael Bolton was the wolf; Polar Bear is played by Grandmaster Flash; Debbie Gibson as Night Owl; Howie Mandel as Rock Lobster; Sara Evans as Mustang; and Dick Van Dyke as a gnome all appeared in the final season.
The SAG-AFTRA strike will not affect The Masked Singer
Reality shows are governed by the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting – also known as the Network Code.
The strike will not affect shows covered by this code, which is valid until June 30, 2024.
Accordingly The Hollywood Reporter: “Reality stars can be part of SAG-AFTRA under the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, which is different from the Film and Television Collective Bargaining Agreement that was the focus of negotiations between the union and the AMPTP.”
Next week is NFL Night
Next week, this week’s four remaining celebrities will compete again as more masked singers are introduced.
Next week’s theme is NFL Night – and singers must sing songs that were performed at the Super Bowl.
Former NFL star Le’Veon Bell, who appeared on the show as Milkshake in season eight, will also return for a special appearance next week.
More about Anthony Anderson
After completing his studies, Anthony began making a name for himself in Hollywood by dabbling in stand-up comedy.
The 53-year-old married his wife Alvina in September 1999 and they have two children together – Kyra, born in 1996, and Nathan, born in 2000.
The mother of two filed for divorce in September 2015 after the couple had been separated since April the previous year.
However, she withdrew her petition after they reconciled in January 2017.
On March 25, 2022, Alvina filed for divorce for the second time.
Who was exposed tonight?
Tonight it was revealed that actor Anthony Anderson is under the Rubber Ducky mask.
Anthony Anderson is a well-known actor, comedian and game show host from Compton, California.
As the son of actress and film extra Doris Hancox, he grew up on film sets in Los Angeles before stepping in front of the camera himself.
He appeared in his first television commercial at the age of five and later attended the High School for the Performing Arts in LA.
Anthony’s undeniable talent subsequently earned him an acting scholarship to Howard University in Washington DC
Pence criticizes Biden
It’s less than 15 minutes into the debate and Mike Pence has already sharply criticized President Joe Biden.
“Biden doesn’t belong in a picket line, he belongs in the unemployment line,” the former vice president said.
Pence held up the ball to celebrate, only to be met with embarrassed laughter.
Rubber duck is…
Rubber Ducky is actor Anthony Anderson!
Ken Jeong’s guess was right – which he says is a “Season 10 Miracle.”
Anthony says The Masked Singer is the “weirdest thing he’s ever done.”
Jenny McCarthy stands by her suspicions about Marlon Wayans.
Robin Thicke gets David Arquette.
Ken Jeong stays with Anthony Anderson.
Nicole Scherzinger thinks it’s Jaleel White.
The first unmasking is…
RUBBER DUCKY will be unmasked tonight.
Gazelle, Cow, S’more and Diver will continue on NFL Night next week.
Time to vote
The audience and the jury will vote for their favorite singer this evening.
The artist with the fewest votes will be unmasked and eliminated tonight.
Voters have the choice between:
- Rubber duck
The jury’s guesses for Cow
For Cow, the panelists surmised:
- Shawn Stockman
- Leslie Odom Jr.
Last singer of the evening
Cow is the final performer of the evening.
The cow wears an apron and glasses – and has a little swing in her walk.
“That’s the cheekiest cow I’ve ever seen,” says Jenny.
Rubber Ducky has a famous family
Rubber Ducky says he has a famous family.
Robin Thicke suspects David Arquette is under the Rubber Ducky mask.
Jenny McCarthy suspects one of the Wayans brothers.
Ken Jeong guesses Anthony Anderson and shocks his fellow judges and the audience with a really good guess.
Fans recommend Rubber Ducky
Fans think Rubber Ducky could be:
Rubber Ducky’s time to shine
Rubber Ducky is a brand new costume for this season of Masked Singer.
The duck lies in a bathtub and is decorated with glittering, golden boots.
Rubber Ducky’s clue package states that he has acted in films and television shows – and that he tried stand-up comedy but failed.
A picture of Leonardo Dicaprio and a horror film with the numbers three and four on it are shown.
The judges guess who S’more is
Nicole Scherzinger suspects that S’More is someone from New Kids on the Block.
Jenny thinks it could be someone who competed on American Idol – maybe Justin Guarini.
Robin Thicke thinks it could be Kevin Richardson.
S’mores clue revealed
S’more’s clue says “Starring S’more.”
“I am very talented on and off stage,” says S’More.