SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn forward when you’ve got not watched the Season 9, episode 3 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired March 1 on Fox.
“The Masked Singer” is sort of a jungle generally, it makes you marvel how you retain from going below. On Wednesday’s episode, rap legend Grandmaster Flash was making an attempt to not be pushed, since he was so near the sting. However regardless of making an attempt to not, he misplaced his head.
Grandmaster Flash was the most recent superstar to be unmasked on Season 9 of “The Masked Singer,” revealed because the Polar Bear. The hip-hop pioneer sang “Rapture,” by Blondie. And there’s fairly a connection there.
“That music was really written for me,” he informed Selection. “I bear in mind Fab 5 Freddy bringing [Blondie’s Debbie Harry] to one among my reveals. That is method again within the day earlier than I turned well-known. And she or he wrote this music of what she noticed once I was on the turntables at one among my novice reveals.”
On “The Masked Singer,” Grandmaster Flash sang the refrain to “Rapture” quite than the music’s rap portion. “I sung horribly, however I sang it one of the best ways I can and sitting down with the musicians and the vocal coaches in doing one of the best I can do with it,” he stated. “However I needed to do it with this 15 pound [costume] on me and do it in a cool method. I’m making an attempt to not chortle but it surely was so silly, but it surely was so enjoyable.”
He stated the Polar Bear was really helpful to him as his costume – however he had a couple of notes at first. “I stated it wasn’t cool sufficient. They placed on a gold chain. Nonetheless not cool sufficient. And he put the hat backwards. So, the polar bear began to turn into actually, actually cool. After which I signed up and I made a decision to do it.”
He additionally stated he determined to do the present as an antidote to a few of the dangerous headlines out on the planet. “’The Masked Singer’ can take your thoughts off a few of these issues,” he stated. “I journey rather a lot and I don’t get an opportunity to look at a complete lot of TV, however my household and shut pals watch this present. And I made a decision to go surfing and have a look at a few of the episodes and the way it all works. I’m like, ‘Wow, that is actually foolish.’ Typically we as adults, don’t know the way to flip off being adults.”
His look additionally comes quickly after the hip-hop 50th anniversary tribute on the Grammys, which Grandmaster Flash kicked off. “To see all of the people who I influenced, the record goes on and on. It was really actually fantastic,” he stated.
Nicole Scherzinger accurately guessed Grandmaster Flash. Among the many different panelists’ guesses, Ken Jeong picked Diddy, Robin Thicke went with LL Cool J and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg stated it was Flava Flav.
Like final season, “The Masked Singer” has as soon as once more adopted a “Champion of Masked Singer” format. Every episode, three costumed celebrities will carry out, however just one will win and transfer on to compete once more the next week. After every spherical, three finalists will compete within the semi-finals.
Meaning one contestant will likely be unmasked halfway by the episode, with the highest two singers dealing with off in a “battle royale.” Grandmaster Flash was first to be unmasked, leaving California Roll and Medusa to face off with “Uptown Woman,” by Billy Joel.
However new this season is “Ding Dong Hold It On.” Within the new twist to the competitors, panelists can have the chance to save lots of a singer from looming elimination, however the bell can solely be rung thrice throughout the first three rounds. These three singers will then face off on a particular episode in a battle to rejoin the competitors.
On Wednesday, California Roll gained and moved on to the quarter finals, beating out Medusa. However Medusa was saved by the “Ding Dong Hold It On” bell, and strikes to that face off.
Among the many panelists’ guesses, Ken Jeong picked Susan Boyle, Robin Thicke went with Kesha, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg stated it was Halsey, Nicole Scherzinger guessed Lorde. We nonetheless gained’t know for some time.
It was “New York evening,” therefore the selection of songs.
“The Masked Singer” enters Season 9 with 21 contestants embrace “Mustang,” “Axolotl,” “California Roll,” “Dandelion,” “Moose,” “Gargoyle,” “Jackalope,” “Doll,” Polar Bear,” “Night time Owl,” “Rock Lobster,” “Gnome” and extra to be introduced. Tim Chappel is that this season’s costume designer.
Grandmaster Flash as Polar Bear joins Debbie Gibson as Night time Owl, Howie Mandel as Rock Lobster, Sara Evans as Mustang and Dick Van Dyke as Gnome because the celebrities unmasked this season.
The Season 9 contestants “boast a mixed 28 Emmy nominations, six Grammy wins, 10 gold albums, 4 Golden Globe nominations, 5 medals, 26 books, two Tony Award nominations, 5 Lifetime Achievement Awards, 4 stars on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame and a mixed 95,231,000 information offered.” Season 9 will introduce all-new themed episodes, together with “ABBA,” “New York,” “DC Superheroes,” “Sesame Avenue,” “80s Night time,” “Film Night time” and extra.
Right here had been the contestants and their performances on evening three:
Polar Bear (GRANDMASTER FLASH)
Track: “Rapture,” by Blondie
Celeb Clue: (delivered by “Lengthy Island Medium” Theresa Caputo): Acceptance speech on the Rock ‘n Roll Corridor of Fame.
Package deal voiceover: “I’m so excited to drop some New York flava on the Masked Singer stage. As a result of this metropolis of goals the place I come from is a supply of all the things that made me, me. My neighborhood bought a nasty rap. It’s the sort of place that most individuals wouldn’t dream of getting down with. These streets are the place I developed my curiosity in electronics as a child. I used to take aside mother’s toaster, my sister’s hair dryers, simply to see how they labored. All that tinkering ultimately sparked one other knock out concept that helped me flip the tables on your entire music trade. This dangerous boy invented a sound nobody was making. My legendary standing helped put my damaged borough on the map. Now, I’m right here to honor a fellow New Yorker who helped change the sport, similar to me.”
Panel guesses: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Diddy, Flava Flav, Grandmaster Flash
California Roll (WEEK 3 WINNER)
Track: “Paparazzi,” by Woman Gaga
Celeb Clue: (delivered by the New York pizza rat): 5 billion. “5 billion and rising, however who’s counting.”
Package deal voiceover: “Wasabi, my dudes, I’m the California Roll! You is perhaps questioning what the California Roll is doing right here on New York evening. Nicely, why not. I’ve already been on Broadway. And that wasn’t the one function I performed. Oh no, this entrée has many sides. Let me inform you 5 the explanation why I’m the proper dish. Identical to the town of New York, this Cali by no means sleeps. I bought used to it from DJing all evening lengthy. Gotta pay the lease. However ultimately, California was calling. So, I set out west, on the ten, for the gleeful rays and silver screens. As soon as I bought there, I used to be rubbing shoulders with the greats. From Dolly to Snoop. I even bought married. It’s been such a busy journey; I barely have time for myself. However with out every of those components, I wouldn’t be the profitable roll I’m as we speak. Sock it to me, dudes!”
Panel guesses: Forged of “The Lion King”, Pentatonix, “Pitch Good” forged, “Excessive College Musical” forged
Medusa (WEEK 1 and a couple of WINNER; SAVED IN WEEK 3)
Track: “New York, New York,” by Frank Sinatra
Celeb Clue (delivered by Luann De Lesseps): Brooklyn bridge in lights. “Luann, I like you, I can’t consider I’m on this stage with you. Typically it’s a must to construct a bridge to recover from it. Hopefully, it’s going to put you in the correct mind-set.”
Package deal voiceover: “I’m nonetheless recovering from the shock of beating a music trade legend final week. However now that I’ve gained two titles in a row, I really feel like there’s an enormous goal on my again. I’d be mendacity if I stated I wasn’t nervous. However the snakes and I, we’ve bought a secret weapon. My dad’s favourite karaoke music. I grew up singing with him, so it’s the proper option to take me to the quarter finals. However, earlier than I’m going, I’ve bought a deal with for you. [A terrier.]”
Panel guesses: Lorde, Florence Welch, Shirley Manson, Susan Boyle, Kesha
Earlier songs: “Happier Than Ever,” by Billie Eilish; “Dancing Queen,” by ABBA
Earlier panel guesses: Elle Goulding, Megan Markle, Jessie J, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Lorde, Tove Lo, Lorde, Apple Martin, Dakota Johnson