Many Masked Singer fans were shocked by Wednesday’s elimination. The Mouse was voted off the show, and the celebrity under the mask was revealed. It turned out to be the second legendary singer to be voted off, prompting outrage and conspiracy theories on social media.
It’s always surprising when established singers are eliminated before celebrities who aren’t known for their musical talent. But the nature of the show means the judges and audience aren’t aware of any of the contestants’ identities — unless they’re really good at guessing.
The Mouse’s Elimination On ‘The Masked Singer’
The judges were shocked that the Mouse was voted off the show. Because she was eliminated, her true identity was revealed. All of the judges guessed that it would be Dionne Warwick under the mask — except for Ken Jeong, who guessed Tina Turner.
The Mouse eventually removed her masked and revealed that yes, she is Dionne Warwick. Jenny McCarthy had expressed shock that both Chaka Khan and Dionne Warwick would appear in the same season, but it happened.
The judges shared what an “honor” it was having Dionne on the show, as the singer called it “an absolute pleasure.” The fans at home, meanwhile, were shocked by her elimination.
Fans Tweet Outrage Over Dionne Warwick’s Elimination
Many viewers were angry that a legend like Dionne Warwick was voted off the show so early. Some were especially annoyed that several of the remaining contestants made it further than her.
Although their identities haven’t officially been revealed, the White Tiger and the Frog are widely believed to be NFL player Rob Gronkowski and rapper Bow Wow, respectively. Some fans named them as less deserving of their place in the competition than icons like Dionne and Chaka Khan.
YouTube commenters were also upset by the elimination. “The audience should be sacked!!!” wrote one commenter on Talent Recap’s video of the reveal. “They have no clue about talent and purely rely on stage presence…it sucks that the best vocalists are leaving early! This show should be axed until real talent makes it further.”
What do you think? Should Dionne have made it further in the competition? Are the remaining contestants worthy of their position? Let us know in the comments.
What is ‘The Masked Singer’ Conspiracy
The rumor mill has it that the biggest reason big stars are voted off early is that the production team working behind the scenes and the celebrities only agreed to a handful of appearances rather than actually competing on the show for the long haul. This ruins the fun of watching the show because that means it is not really a competition but instead is a popularity contest with the last person standing. Someone who probably has the most time free.
Is it a co-incident that most acclaimed artist on the show Lil’ Wayne was voted off first on a “Singing show”? How about a music legend like Chaka Khan voted off third? Then another legend like Dionne Warwick gets the boot in the fifth episode? Is audience voting really happening?
Again this is just a theory and has neither been confirmed or defined by any source but instead is just floating in the sea of Reddit comments. What do you think about it?
Let’s be clear that the show’s official claim is stated on our TV screens at the end of each episode stating: “All voting was administered by an indepenend vote tabulation company and monitored by FOX Standards and Practices”. Yes, these are merely online conspiracies, but the recent voting results are fueling such talk. Your thoughts?