Now that the World Series is over, it’s time for The Masked Singer to make a comeback. In order to make up for lost time, Fox’s music competition show is airing a special event that sees all 11 remaining singers face-off over the course of two hours. But unfortunately, a two-hour special also means that two contestants have come to the end of their Masked Singer journey. Who was unmasked on The Masked Singer, you may ask? The first contestant to be eliminated tonight was The Penguin, who was revealed to be none other than actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd.
During the first hour of The Masked Singer special, The Rottweiler, The Flower, The Fox, The Ladybug, and The Tree performed another round of musical classics for the panel. Before The Penguin’s first performance, she offered some new clues about her identity, saying that she “took it on the beak” when she was sent to the Smackdown round in Episode 3. “I decided to do what I always do: keep my head up, and shake my tail feather,” she said. The aquatic bird explained that “as a chick, I was always relegated to the D-list,” but when she became “a hen,” she learned that “the brightest star can be born out of the greatest tragedy.” The Penguin continued, “Making people laugh was my ticket to the new adventures of old penguin. Whether it be in an office or on a stage, I never curb my enthusiasm.”
The Penguin went on to perform “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, and the panel was impressed by her high energy. The Masked Singer judges again latched on to the comedy clues in The Penguin’s package: Nicole Byer, Sherri Shepherd, Wanda Sykes, and Mindy Kaling were all thrown out (Robin Thicke also suggested Monica Lewinsky, which was a very bad guess). The judges may have enjoyed The Penguin’s performance, but the audience didn’t feel the same, and at the end of the show, the flightless bird was forced to leave The Masked Singer‘s nest. Ice cold, voters.
In the final minutes of the first hour, The Penguin took of her mask, revealing… Sheri Shepherd. Watch Sherri Shepherd get unmasked as The Penguin in the clip above.
The Masked Singer will unmask one more contestant tonight before resuming its normal hourlong broadcast next week. Tune in Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox to make sure you catch every second of the insanity.
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