Ken Jeong, a huge basketball fan, was the only panelist who understood Whatchamacalit was Ball.
The rest of the panel were also loaded with sports names: Robin Thicke picked Michael Strahan; Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg’s guess was Devin Booker; while Nicole Scherzinger guessed Carmelo Anthony. Guest panelist Cheryl Hines thought it was her “Curb Your Enthusiasm” co-star JB Smoove.
As Whatchamacalit, Ball performed “Lean Back”, by Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe and Remy Ma. A bonus clue revealed that “Watcha has already won a championship. The former Laker, now a New Orleans Pelicans player, won a high school national championship in 2016 as a senior at Chino Hills High School.
“I hope my booty carries me through,” Ball said, like Whatchamacalit, in the Clue Packet. “I have always tried to exceed expectations.” Adding a friend in disguise identified as a high school teacher and mentor: “He had a good head on his shoulders, very focused and worked hard.
Ball’s previous performances have included “I Wish” by Skee-Lo and “Moneymaker” by Ludacris (feat. Pharrell Williams).
As for Serpent, Scherzinger figured it was Dr. Elvis, in part because she performed with him last spring on Fox’s “After the Mask” recap. Jeong thought it was Daveed Diggs. McCarthy Wahlberg went with Taye Diggs. Thicke and Hines thought it was Donald Faison (“Scrubs”).
Francois told Variety that “The Masked Singer” approached him to appear as a candidate after this “After the Mask” appearance.
“At first, I didn’t think it would be possible with a busy hospital schedule. But somehow, I guess it was meant to be and it worked, ”he said. “Obviously I had to be frank with my president and tell them where I was going and get them to sign NDAs.”
The co-residents, fellows and nurses with whom François works were immediately suspicious of his absence. “I’m not a very good liar. I told them I would be going to Los Angeles for a few weeks for a health conference, ”he said. “Because anyone with a brain knows that all health talks have been postponed.”
Since “The Masked Singer” returned this fall, Francois said he overheard friends texting him about their suspicions. “It’s crazy, because for a few months now, every time someone strikes up a conversation with those words, ‘this is going to sound weird’, it always comes back to the ‘masked singer’,” he says.
As for doing the show during the pandemic, François said he was comfortable with the show’s security regime. “It was one of my first apprehensions about going and doing this, taking time off,” he said. “But I will say that knowing personally the CDC guidelines and what government officials recommend and knowing what hospital staff recommend we do to minimize the spread of COVID-19, it was amazing to see each person get tested. every day. , quarantined in the chambers, waiting for the quick results before they can come on the set. Everyone maintains social distancing guidelines.
“Finding a way to always deliver a product on TV that will make people smile and make them happy, but in a safe and efficient way was really special to see,” he said.
Despite his brush with fame, Francois said he would not give up his day job.
“Since I was seven, I’ve always wanted to be a spine surgeon,” he says. “I never see myself leaving this passion. But music is something that is like a heartbeat to me and it’s not something that I would never stop. The ideal situation would therefore be to find a way to continue to share both music and medicine. Currently outside of my crazy work schedule I’m working on trying to write original music so I hope I can share this with people soon.
Dr. Elvis, as Snake, sang “Cool,” by Jonas Brothers, for his last performance. In previous episodes, he also sang “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers and “The Bones” by Maren Morris.
“I went from spine surgery Friday to Monday, I’m working on dance choreography and live singing,” he says. “So it was definitely the experience of fish out of water.”
New this season, the show’s panelists are also vying for a “Golden Ear” trophy based on their first impressions of each masked artist – and at the start of the episode, McCarthy Wahlberg led with three, while Thicke and Scherzinger had two points each, and Jeong had zero so far.
For Whatchamacalit, Jeong chose Damian Lillard. Thicke’s first impression was Tyler the Creator; McCarthy Wahlberg went with Winston Duke; Scherzinger named “Uncle It”. No one raised another point.
For Serpent, Jeong chose Usher. Thicke’s first impression was Wanya Morris for the men of Boyz II; McCarthy Wahlberg went with John Legend; Scherzinger named Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan (“Hamilton”). Again, no one raised another point.
This season’s costumes include Baby Alien, Crocodile, Broccoli, Gremlin, Mushroom, Jellyfish, Whatchamacalit, Lips, Squiggly Monster, Popcorn, Sun, Dragon, Giraffe, Seahorse, Snow Owls and Serpent.
Clint Black et Lisa Hartman Black (Snow Owls), Bob Saget (Squiggly Monster), Wendy Williams (Lips), Mark Sanchez (Baby Alien), Brian Austin Green (Giraffe), Mickey Rourke (Gremlin) et Busta Rhymes (Dragon).
Here are the other contestants and their performances during Week 8, “Group B Finals – The Mask Chance Saloon”:
Chanson: «… Baby One More Time», par Britney Spears
Index: “Seahorse has never been in a girl group.” (Delivered by Astronaut / Hunter Hayes.)
The panel assumes: Kesha, Kellie Pickler, Sia
Voice over of the spiritual advisor: “Lord knows Seahorse is the real deal. I will never forget the first time she came. That girl next door with just a backpack and a guitar, ready to go to work. When she started to sing, I was amazed. I didn’t expect such a raw, powerful and emotional voice. I must admit that she even made that harsh hombre cry. She’s so modest that she doesn’t even know how good she really is. Seahorse, I know you have deployed tireless dedication and dedication to make it to the Super Six. No one deserves it more. “
Previous songs: “Only Girl (In the World)”, by Rihanna; “My heart will continue”, by Céline Dion
The previous panel guesses: Halsey, Hailee Steinfeld, Bebe Rexha, Camilla Cabello, Jessica Simpson
Song: «Bleeding Love», par Leona Lewis
Index: Jared Leto, Jordan Knight, Justin Guarini
The panel assumes: “Croc was in a huge cult classic movie. »(Delivered by Bee / Gladys Knight)
Voice over from a friend: “I’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the business, but Croc is my turn or my death. We have been around the world together. We once traveled to six continents in 100 hours. And despite his tough exterior, he’s a total softie who puts his heart 100% into everything he does, even if it’s just playing video games. He will fight with me all night because he will go relentlessly to get the highest score. Whether it’s video games or “The Masked Singer,” this guy has a one-sided mind. So Croc, you do you baby. Show these guys a side of yourself they’ve never seen before. “
Previous songs: “It’s my life”, by Bon Jovi; “Toxic”, by Britney Spears
The previous panel guesses: Jon Hamm, Nick Lachey, Donnie Wahlberg, Adam Lambert, Lenny Kravitz, Harry Connick Jr.
Watch the unmasks below: