Double elimination means double the surprise!
On Wednesday’s semifinals episode of The Masked Singer, audiences watched the five remaining contestants — Peacock, Rabbit, Monster, Bee, and Lion — compete before two disguised celebrities were eliminated and revealed.
Peacock (“Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo) first performed in front of celebrity panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and guest Kenan Thompson, and was followed by Monster (Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me”), Lion (Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”), Rabbit (The Temptations’ “My Girl”) and Bee (Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”).
Despite their strong and entertaining performances, Lion and Rabbit were eliminated.
First, the lion was revealed to be Rumer Willis. “I knew how to dance … but I wanted everyone to know that I can sing too,” 30-year-old Willis, who was crowned the season 20 champ of Dancing with the Stars, said to the shocked panel.
Second, Rabbit was named and revealed to be NSYNC’s Joey Fatone.
Next week, viewers will watch Peacock, Monster, and Bee compete on the finale episode, when the first king or queen of The Masked Singer will be crowned.
The Masked Singer’s two-hour finale airs Wednesday, Feb. 27 on Fox.