The Masked Singer season 5 reveals: See every unmasked celebrity contestant
The unmasked singers
Season 5 kicked off with the most shocking reveal in Masked Singer history. The Snail was eliminated, but instead of a celebrity taking off their mask, the shell cracked open to reveal the show's first non-human contestant: Kermit the Frog! After the unshelling, EW scored an interview with the famed amphibian, who said all the Muppets knew he was doing the show, but he made sure they wouldn't spill the beans. "When I went to do Masked Singer, I turned off the Wi-Fi, locked the stage door, and kept them distracted by giving them a room full of bubble wrap to pop. This way they couldn't tell anyone anything until after the show was over."
The Phoenix was the first celeb eliminated from Group B. The regal red bird's mask flew off to reveal Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner. Following her elimination, Jenner told EW that because her family is made up of "professionals at keeping secrets," she shared her masked news with famous daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. "I told both of them because we're really close. And I said, 'You can't believe it, girls, this is what I'm doing.' And when I told them I was doing The Masked Singer, they both said the exact same thing: 'Why are you doing that?!'"
Raccoon's time scavenging the Masked Singer stage has come to an end. The lovable trash panda took off his furry face to reveal Machete himself, actor Danny Trejo. The action star told EW he "couldn't stop laughing" when the panel kept guessing his identity as actors he has worked with, but never him. "I was in a movie with Joe Pesci, and we're like buds. And Jon Voight I did my first film with him. And Sylvester Stallone I worked with. They just kept going on. But it was just so much fun."
Grandpa Monster has fallen, and he's not getting back up. The Masked Monster Family patriarch was eliminated in the second showing of Group B and revealed as controversial YouTuber and boxer Logan Paul, not Morgan Freeman as panelist Jenny McCarthy had bizarrely guessed.
The panel was in for a night of surprises during the Group B finals, first when new wildcard contestant Bulldog was introduced, then when guest host Niecy Nash announced she was going to decide who to eliminate and chose Bulldog, and finally when the big dog was unmasked as the person she'd been filling in for, Nick Cannon. Now that the dog is unleashed, Cannon will return to his hosting duties for the rest of the season.
The first Wildcard to enter the competition was also the first to go. The killer wailer swam away after after revealing himself to be Sugar Ray rocker Mark McGrath. After his elimination, McGrath revealed to EW that he was "terrified" to compete on TMS. "I was freaked out to do the show because it's a singing competition, you know? Yes, I do make my living as a singer, but I was terrified to do the show to begin with."
Things got real during a special 2-hour Super 8 episode that saw the elimination of two singers. First to get the claw was Crab, who was unmasked to reveal singer Bobby Brown. Funny enough, two other contestants this season have performed songs by Brown's former boy band New Edition, including host Nick Cannon during his short stint as a competitor. Brown told EW he enjoyed hearing their versions. "To hear the songs I thought was great. Great energy and lots of fun. Nick Cannon singing 'Candy Girl' was something else."
Seashell was next to get washed away in the Super 8 special. She cracked open her mask to reveal Sister Sister star Emmy-winning host of The Real Tamera Mowry-Housley. The actress revealed to EW that even her famous twin didn't know she was doing the show. "It was hilarious. Tia texted my brother, then my brother called me. And my dad called me. He was so excited. So the secret, I mean, I couldn't hold it for too long amongst my family members."
Which celebrity will be unveiled next? Follow our full list of clues for every contestant to guess which stars are under each mask. And check back here each week for updates.