Another day, another singer down on The Masked Singer. Tonight Fox’s singing reality show came back for its fourth week, which means we finally got to see the return of some of our favorite contestants. But there was one singer who won’t be returning this season. Wondering who was unmasked on The Masked Singer? The Skeleton’s singing skills missed the mark this Wednesday night, and he was revealed to be singer and composer Paul Shaffer.
The Skeleton joins the ranks of The Egg, The Ice Cream, The Eagle, and The Panda as Season 2’s unmasked performers. During the series’ first week, The Egg and The Ice Cream were revealed to be figure skater Johnny Weir and professional gamer Ninja respectively. That was followed in Week 2 by the revelation that The Panda was none other than professional boxer Laila Ali. And last week we learned that the proud American Eagle was radio personality Dr. Drew Pinsky.
So who came back for Week 4? Last we saw The Flamingo they told us they’d give us all tips and tricks from everything to beauty to fashion. Could this bird be a fashion blogger? People are guessing former 3LW and Cheetah Girls member Adrienne Bailon Houghton.
Ready to see the return of royalty? Well you’re in luck because The Leopard also re-emerged in Week 4. This cat used to be a heavy hitter in their career but they’re now tired of all the celebrity gossip, prompting fans to guess Omarosa Manigault.
The Black Widow also returned to the stage. Last time we saw this spider they teased, “I’ve been packaged my entire life, and after years of living in the public eye you’re in my house now,” while a Georgia peach appeared behind them. One of the most popular guesses for this arachnid has been Raven-Symoné.
And then there was The Thingamajig. This celebrity is tall — super tall. Based on their sneakers and love of the number four, the judges thought this character may be a professional basketball player. But fans are more confident that this creature is actually Wayne Brady.
And last but certainly not least to return was The Butterfly. When they last took flight, they said that though they’ve experienced a lot of success in their life, they’re scared to return home to London. But they hit the stage ready to take us all to church, leading fans to guess former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams.
The Black Widow, Butterfly, Flamingo, Leopard, and Thingamajig walked away this round. But after his performance of “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” by Jet, The Skeleton wasn’t so lucky. The Skeleton was forced to remove his mask revealing that he was none other than comedian, singer, composer, and author Paul Shaffer. Best known for serving as David Letterman’s band leader and musical sidekick on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman, Shaffer was also part of Saturday Night Live‘s house band. He would also occasionally appear on the show. Shaffer is still working with Letterman on his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Who’s going home next week? Watch The Masked Singer every Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox to find out.
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