The Masked Singer Unmasks the Swan


What a season this is turning out to be. 

Last week, Sarah Palin in a bear costume. This week, it’s Bella Thorne as a swan. This episode of The Masked Singer was another example of the best kind of reveal, where it’s someone Ken has co-starred with and yet doesn’t recognize even a little bit. He and Bella were in The Duff together back in 2015, and she has also worked with Nick Cannon before. 

Bella said she did the show because she saw how many times Ken guessed her for the Flamingo in season two. 

“That made me super excited. I started watching the show and I just thought it was so amazing, so dope, and I was like, let’s do that,” she said. “Getting in front of people really gets me super nervous, so this was really out of my comfort zone.” 

All those Twilight references? They did not refer to Kristen Stewart, but the character she played. Bella Swan, Bella Thorne, you get it. The clues were all there!

Bella is the second singer of Group C to be revealed after Sarah Palin, so next week will be the final week for Group C. Then the final three will be added to the Super 9, and we’ll finally get to go back to some of those performers all the way back in Group A. Remember White Tiger? Turtle? We’ll see them again soon! 

For now, keep up with all the reveals so far below! 

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The Robot: Lil Wayne

The first reveal of the season was the biggest star yet: Lil Wayne!

The Robot had lots of science references, including a periodic table, since he’s had so many records go platinum, but the clues were sort of irrelevant. It’s hard to mistake that voice. 

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The Llama: Drew Carey

The Llama appears to be a comedian on the radio (23.3 The Wool), and he really likes Seattle. He’s a fan of the movie Ghost

The panel decided it couldn’t be Howard Stern and guessed David Spade and Joel McHale. The internet immediately went Kelsey Grammar, because of the Seattle of it all, Danny Bonaduce, and Drew Carey. Though David Spade did play a man who turned into a llama in The Emperor’s New Groove

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Miss Monster: Chaka Khan

Miss Monster’s got a big ol’ crush on the Monster/T-Pain, and she seems to have struggled with having to look and act a certain way in public. In week two, her clues heavily referenced royalty. In week three, she revealed she had performed with Robin Thicke. 

She sounds exactly like Chaka Khan, though some on the internet also hear some Tina Turner. She is not Dolly Parton, as Ken Jeong guessed. Sorry Ken. 

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The Elephant: Tony Hawk

He’s somebody with a passion who went from canvassing park benches to leading the charge of a massive movement, parading through the White House. Clues included two blue birds and 10 cent ice cream and a little bit of voguing, and he’s just an OK singer. 

Panel guesses included Lance Armstrong, Travis Barker, and Tommy Lee, as well as Beto O’Rourke, but no one got exactly there. 


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The Mouse: Dionne Warwick

She’s small and cute and might have something to do with football. Clues include the Warriors, 1979, and gold. She’s a good singer with an older-sounding voice. 

Guesses included Darlene Love, Dionne Warwick, Maya Rudolph. 


The Taco: Tom Bergeron

The Taco says he’s been a comforting part of our lives for decades. Clues include VHS tapes, an anchor, a Rubix cube, and a trolley. His second set of clues included a lot of dancing. He’s a pretty good singer with a very old school kind of voice. 

Nicole guessed Regis Philbin, who is currently 88 years old and retired. Ken guessed Martin Short, and Bob Saget was also guessed. And now, all we can hear is Tom Bergeron. 

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The Bear: Sarah Palin

She’s a hunter and she’s been hunted, she’s a mama bear who’s been in hibernation and who’s tired of the “phony baloney” and it’s so obviously Sarah Palin that the fact that she then sang/rapped “Baby Got Back” was beyond shocking. 

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The Swan: Bella Thorne

She’s got “horror vibes” as Jenny said. There are vampire teeth, and she’s felt shame, and she’s “rerun and no fun,” and “euphoric, flush with fever.” She likes to do things fast. Also a good singer! 

Ken guessed Nina Dobrev, which no. Nicole guessed Jennifer Love Hewitt. Robin guessed Sarah Michelle Gellar. 


Night Angel

WTF’s a Night Angel? She loves the night, has felt deeply blessed her whole life, and doors always open for her. Motel door numbers are 4, 5, and 6, with a 2 on her key. Ducks? Gangster grandmas? Who even knows, but she’s a good singer. 

Guesses included Taylor Dayne, Monica, Lil’ Kim, then changed to Taraji P. Henson? 

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The Astronaut

He’s a long way from home, there’s a broom, and a foot bone, and a box of tools? He referenced Pitch Perfect at one point, and he is a pretty good singer. He started at a young age. 

Ken thinks it’s Josh Hutcherson. Lance Bass and Zac Efron were also guesses. Donald Glover was a new guess after his second performance, but that does not sound correct.


The T-Rex

She was part of a group, a sisterhood, and then a cataclysmic event happened that changed her world forever. The letter U? 

Is it just us or does this T-Rex just exude Jojo Siwa? Ken thinks it’s a Kardashian and Jenny is closer with Maddie Ziegler, but we just feel like it’s Jojo Siwa. She sounds like Jojo Siwa, both when she talks and when she sings. This is our only guess. 


The Rhino

He was addicted to being on top, but he got the help he needed to get back on his ride. “Is that butterflies?” Nicole asked. He’s got an unexpected voice!

Jenny guessed Jason Aldean, Ken guessed Tim Tebow, and he’s sticking to that. 

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Super 9: The Frog

The Frog can clearly move and rap. His clues included a “newsflash,” leftovers, $106, and a poster from the 1996 Olympics. 

Our first guess is Bow Wow, who hosted 106 & Park and can obviously rap. Jenny guessed Olympic athletes Michael Johnson, and Nicole was sure it was someone she knows, though she couldn’t figure out who, then she settled on Ray J. Robin guessed Omarion, and another new guess is Alfonso Rib(bit)eiro. 


Super 9: The Kitty

The Kitty is tired of being seen as what she once was, instead of who she is now. She wants to wipe the slate clean. Clues include a telescope with a wizard, rose petals, and a stage. She likes to sew “a modern dress for a family member’s ball,” and transformations ring a bell for her. She’s a pretty good singer, too, and says this is a side no one has ever seen before. 

Panel guesses originally included Julianne Hough, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie, then changed to Ariel Winter or Sarah Hyland and Amanda Seyfried. Sarah Hyland sounds close to us, or maybe Lucy Hale, though we’d expect a lot more PLL clues. 


Super 9: The Banana

Banana’s a bit of a partyer, says he’s tough on the outside but a smoothie on the inside. Clues include a blue collar, a blowfish, rodeo, lots of fruits and vegetables. He was offered a rebrand at one point, and the numbers 2, 13, 6, 8, 9, and 15 showed up. He’s got an unexpectedly good voice. 

Guesses include Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, Ed Helms, and Darius Rucker. 

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Super 9: The White Tiger

It’s official: The White Tiger cannot sing, and he can only sort of rap. He’s clearly huge and likely an athlete, and is a “clam shucking” champion, which makes you think of New England. He loves a celebration dance.

Jamie Foxx guessed Rob Gronkowski and the panelists continued that guess in week two. Gronk is from upstate NY, he’s a football champ, and “Ice Ice Baby” seems exactly like a song he’d sing.


Super 9: The Turtle

He’s definitely got some singing chops, and he took things “step by step” while others crashed and burned. He also grills burgers, and he likes to surf OR he won a Teen Choice Award. He says he and Nicole Scherzinger spent a morning together. 

It sounds like Jesse McCartney, Jesse McCartney has multiple Teen Choice Awards, was in the boyband Dream Street, and spent a morning with Nicole (and the Pussycat Dolls) on The Today Show in 2008. It’s gotta be Jesse McCartney. 


Super 9: The Kangaroo

The Kangaroo is a tough one! She lost someone close to her, “by her own admission” found herself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, and now she wants to bounce back. She references her bullies and being a survivor, and her little brother is so proud of her. 

A lot of people immediately went for Jordyn Woods, who lost her father recently and then found herself in an unfortunate spotlight, but that voice does NOT sound like Jordyn to us. It also doesn’t sound like Tatyana Ali, one of the panel guesses. She has stumped us.

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The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox. 

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