‘The Masked Singer’ Season 9, Episode 5 Reveals Squirrel and Jackalope – Variety

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen season 9, episode 5 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired March 15 on Fox, don’t read above.

Wednesday’s edition of “The Masked Singer” saw two more celebrities unmasked: actor/comedian Malin Akerman and social media star Lele Bones revealed as a squirrel and a jackalope, respectively.

As for the squirrel, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg got it right, naming Malin Agerman. Robin Thicke guessed Heather Graham. Ken Jeong thought it was Katherine Heigl. Nicole Scherzinger chooses Kate Hudson. Guest Panelist Jennifer Nettles Anne Hathaway said.

As for the jackalope, Scherzinger quickly figured out that it was Lele Ponce, and Thicke agreed. McCarthy Wahlberg told Jenna Ortega. Jeong went with Selena Gomez. Nettles chose Camila Cabello.

It’s “Sesame Street” night, and the episode opens with Elmo singing “What’s the Name of That Song” (or in this case, “Show”) before transitioning to Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, the Count and others. Characters singing “Dynamite” by BTS. Yes, this show continues to be very weird! (By the way, Cryan, introducing host Nick Cannon, identified him as “father to many Sesame Street fans.” It’s always surprising that the “masked singer” leans heavily on Cannon’s father.)

Tamar Hamlin and host Nick Cannon, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/FOX)
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It was also the episode previously teased by news reports that Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin was dropped on set. Hamlin made the appearance just weeks after collapsing on the field during a Jan. 2 game. In the episode, he is introduced by his little brother Damir.

“My brother, that’s my world,” Hamlin said of why he appeared. “I put family first. And he loves ‘Sesame Street’ more than most things. So, tonight we had to do it.

Singer Jennifer Nettles, host of Fox’s “Farmer Wants a Wife,” aired after “The Masked Singer.”

Like last season, “The Masked Singer” once again adopted a “masked singer” format. In each episode, three costumed celebrities perform, but only one wins and competes again next week. After each round, the three finalists will compete in the semi-finals.

That means one contestant will be hidden in the middle of the episode, and the top two singers will face off in a “battle royale.” After first unmasking Ackerman as Squirrel, it pits Jackalope and Fairy against each other with “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons. Jackalope got the fewest votes and was unmasked as Ponce. The Fairy moves on to next week’s episode.

New this season is “Ding Tong Keep It On.” In a new twist to the competition, team members will have the chance to save a singer from elimination, but can only ring the bell three times in the first three rounds. All three singers will face a special episode in the battle to reunite in the competition. The bell did not ring on Wednesday.

“The Masked Singer” enters Season 9 with 21 contestants to be announced including Night Owl, “Rock Lobster,” “Gnome” and more. Tim Chappell is this season’s fashion designer.

Malin Akerman as Jackalope and Lele Bones as Squirrel, Michael Bolton as Wolf, Grandmaster Flash as Polar Bear, Debbie Gibson as Night Owl, Howie Mandel as Rock Lobster, Sarah Evans as Mustang and Dick Van Dyke as Gnome. .

The Season 9 contestants “collectively have 28 Emmy nominations, six Grammy wins, 10 Gold Albums, four Golden Globe nominations, five medals, 26 books, two Tony Award nominations, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a total of 95,231,000 records sold. ” Season nine will introduce all-new themed episodes, including “ABBA,” “New York,” “DC Superheroes,” “Sesame Street,” “80s Night,” “Movie Night” and more.

Here are the contestants on night five and their performances:

Fairy, “The Mask Singer” (Michael Becker/FOX)
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Angel (winner)

Song“You’re No Good” by Linda Ronstadt

The group guesses: Tracee Ellis Rose, Angelina Jolie, Rashida Jones

Clue: Cookie Monster holds a paper plate that says “Endless Love”.

Package Voiceover: “’Sesame Street’ is my debut at night and I feel at home. Because I grew up on these streets. Some might say I was a little angel, meaning I collected my pocket money from the neighborhood kids and watched my dad hang around the house while the other kids had allowances. Like some of my friends growing up, I certainly could have taken a direct route to fame. But I chose a very different path, prioritizing my education and traveling the world. Eventually my fate led me to the limelight of Tinseltown. I don’t think office work is for me. I got to pursue my two loves: singing and acting. Now it’s time to sing one of my favorite ‘Sesame Street’ songs. Because why is he angry, he is an old friend.

Jackalope, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/FOX)
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Jackalope (LELE PONS)

Song: “Anytime, Anywhere,” Shakira wrote

Clue: The count holds a sign that says “30 under 30”. “Donald Glover, Emma Stone and Michael B. Jordan. It’s an honor to be on the same list,” he said.

The group guesses: Lele Pons, Jenna Ortega, Camilla Cabello

Package Voiceover: “I’m very happy to enter the ‘Sesame Street’ night ring because I love entertaining people of all ages. Although I’m known to have a lot of influence, you’d be surprised that I’m not very social. As a child, speaking was not amazing to me. So, growing up, I wanted to express myself through music and dance. I was a pioneer in ways. Pretty soon, people all over the world started contacting me about what I’m doing because this jackalope doesn’t lie. It might seem crazy to post about your problems to millions of strangers, but being vulnerable gives me strength. I’ve built a modern family out of it, together. We’ve defined a profession. My kind of infamy has had its fair share of trolls. But I’ve learned to have a thick skin in my arena. So, watch out for my competition, because these bunnies ‘s moves shine brightly on Wednesdays.

Squirrel, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/FOX)
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Squirrel (MALIN AKERMAN)

Song: “Just the Two of Us” by Grover Washington Jr., feat. Bill Withers

The team guesses: Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, Malin Akerman, Anne Hathaway

Clue: Buffalo Bills player Tamar Hamlin brings a football with Jeong’s face on it. Squirrel said: “Ken, this isn’t the first time we’ve worked together. But it’s the first time you’ve had too many lines.

Package Voiceover: “Last week I was nuts coming out as a squirrel. I had some tough competition, but I knew that if I got into Battle Royale, I could tap into my inner rock star and show what I’m made of. Now that I’m sitting in the champion’s seat, I feel a new fire. I’m working hard to make sure no one is going to take this title away from me, especially not on ‘Sesame Street’ night. I dedicate my performance to the Count because my child is his first fan. That guy’s got some style. Like this new clue. [A wedding gown]. Say yes to the guess.

previous song: “Try,” by Pink

previous The team guesses: Naomi Watts, Katie Holmes, Renee Zellweger, Margot Robbie, Uma Thurman

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