Did you watch the Masked Singer Season 2 show? The American reality TV singing competition returned after taking a two-week break. Just as anticipated, the show treated fans to entertaining performances and shocking revelations of two disguised celebrities.
The show aired on Fox on Oct 6, 2019, with a 2-hour presentation by celebrities in costumes who sang hit songs to look for votes and stay in the competition. So, who were the spoilers, and what happened in the new episode?
How the show works
For those who are new to the reality singing competition, it features celebrities competing by singing to the audience and judges while disguised in an animal, plant, or other unique costumes. It is the work of Judges and panellists to try to guess the identity of each contender under the mask. The celebrity with the lowest score has to reveal him or herself.
The Masked Singer Season 1 premiered on Feb 2, 2019, featuring celebrities like Donny Osmond (Peacock), Rumer Willis (Lion) and Joey Fatone (Rabbit) among others. The Monster (rapper T-Pain) won the inaugural season of the competition. Peacock (singer Donny Osmond) finished as runner-up.
Masked Singer season 2 contestants
Season 2 began broadcasting on Sept 25, 2019, on Fox, featuring 16 anonymous celebrities dressed in different costumes and singing for survival. The costumes include The Egg, Butterfly, Leopard, Eagle, Penguin, Skeleton and Panda. Others are Flower, Ice Cream, Flamingo, Rottweiler, Tree (with Christmas decorations), Black Widow, Fox, LadyBug, and Thingamajig.
Who are the judges?
As always, the show featured four judges, namely Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ken Jeong. Nick Cannon maintained his role as the MC. After playing as a rabbit in the first season, NSYNC member Joey Fatone made an appearance in the show.
Masked Singer season 2 spoilers
Penguin and Black Widow were the victims of the latest Masked Singer edition after garnering fewer votes from the panel. Penguin performed the song All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor while competing against Rottweiler, Ladybug, Tree, Flower, and Fox. After losing out to fellow contestants, Penguin was revealed to be actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd. She is also a former co-host of The View, and currently starring in Man With a Plan and Mr Iglesias.
Black Widow also bowed out after failing to beat Thingamajig, Butterfly, Leopard, and Flamingo. The Black Widow sang, Believe by Cher, but that was not enough to save her and revealed as actress Raven-Symoné. The 33-year-old starred in Raven's Home, and also featured in Cheetah Girls franchise.
How many celebrities are remaining?
Seven celebrities are already out of the competition after revealing their identities, leaving nine others to continue struggling for survival. The first spoiler was Egg, worn by figure skater Johnny Weir. Professional gamer, Ninja, with an ice cream costume was the second to leave the stage. Other celebrities eliminated are boxer Laila Ali (panda), Dr Drew Pinsky (eagle), and bandleader Paul Shaffer with the skeleton costume.
Masked Singer season 2 review
Here are some of the Masked Singer season 2 reactions and comments from critics and fans of the competition on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Kelly Lawler: The result is a series that's now a little more manufactured in its weirdness and quirks, but still has the fun mania that made the first season so magical.
- John Doyle: Dumb simplicity is why the show is a big hit. It's anchored in curiosity about who is hiding in the costumes and curiosity is the most enduring of human sensations. They can scoff, but it's true.
In IMDb, the American TV show has received several ratings of its past episodes. They are as follows:
- Super Sneak Peek – 7.1/10
- Return of the Masks: Groups A & B – 7.2/10
- Return of the Masks: Group C – 7.0/10
- Return of the Masks: Group D – 6.9/10
- Once Upon a Mask – 7.4/10
- Mask Us Anything – 7.8/10
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