Who’s ready for another unmasking? Tonight, The Masked Singer returned with a new episode, and it was every bit as bonkers as fans were expecting. Wednesday’s episode of Fox’s “whosungit” competition introduced fans to four new characters, but unfortunately, only three could continue on their bizarro journey. So, who was unmasked on The Masked Singer? After a hard-fought singing battle, The Panda was eliminated, and their identity was revealed to be Muhammad Ali’s daughter (and professional boxer in her own right) Laila Ali.
The second episode of The Masked Singer Season 2 introduced four new stars: The Panda, Flamingo, Leopard, and Black Widow. In the second round, The Panda squared off against The Flamingo, but first, the cuddly bear revealed some important clues about their identity. The masked contestant revealed that they’re performing in honor of their “Papa,” and said that they come from “the world’s greatest family in the forest.”
In the Season 2 sneak peek, The Panda provided some additional insight, saying, “The victory will taste sweet. Like bamboo, especially the way I prepare it.” The masked contestant also promised to “create pandemonium” on The Masked Singer‘s set, adding that they “will have you bamboozled” by their true identity. Could The Panda be a celebrity chef like Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart? Or perhaps Guy Fieri is taking The Masked Singer to Flavortown?
The Panda went on to perform “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson, and the panelists were impressed by their skills. Venus Williams, Ronda Rousey, and Queen Latifah were all thrown out there, although Nicole Scherzinger disagreed with the latter. Unfortunately, The Panda wasn’t able to beat The Flamingo, and later, they were voted into the bottom two. After a Smackdown battle with The Leopard, The Panda was forced to take their mask off, revealing none other than… boxer Laila Ali! Watch Laila Ali get unmasked as The Panda in the clip above.
Next week, The Masked Singer will introduce the final four contestants — The Penguin, Flower, Eagle, and Fox — and one more will be unmasked. Who will it be? Tune in next Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox to find out.
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