AceShowbiz - "The Masked Singer" returned on Wednesday, February 20 with a new episode which served as the semifinals of its first season. Unlike previous ones, the new episode featured double eliminations as two fan-favorite celebrities were being unmasked.
The first contestant to hit the stage was the peacock, singing Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo's hit "Let's Go". He successfully made the panelists give him a standing ovation before offering another clue about himself. "I have dedicated my life to show business," he said, making the panelists guess he could be Neil Patrick Harris or Weird Al.
The Monster performed next. Hinting that he's been "vilified and persecuted for sounding like a ringtone," he further sparked speculation that he's T-Pain. He sang a rendition of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me". Ken Jeong thought he was Jamie Foxx, Robin Thicke guessed for Darius Rucker, while guest panelist Kenan Thompson threw out Cee Lo Green's name.
The lion followed it up with an equally stunning perfomance. She took the stage to sing Stevie Wonder's hit "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing". For her final clue of the night, she said that she's an "advocate, not a victim," though she has been bullied in the past. Kenan went with Kelly Rowland, while Robin guessed for Kelly's Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams (II). As for Ken, he thought she could be someone from En Vogue with Jenny McCarthy guessing for Hailee Steinfeld.
The next performer was the rabbit. He said that he loved camping and dropped a "chicken of the sea" reference. He sang "My Girl" by The Temptations that night. Jenny thought he could be her husband Donnie Wahlberg. Kenan thought the rabbit was Nick Lachey while Nicole still believed that he was Joey Fatone.
Rounding out the night was the bee, who performed a powerful rendition of Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". Kenan was convinced that the bee was Gladys Knight. Nicole thought she was Patti LaBelle while Ken went for Anita Baker.
That night, viewers got two contestants being unmasked and the first to reveal their identity was the lion. Making everyone drop their jaws, the lion was revealed to be Rumer Willis. Meanwhile, the rabbit offered another shocking moment that night when he turned out to be Joey Fatone. With that, the peacock, monster and bee are moving on to the finals.