‘The Masked Singer’ Group B Premiere Recap: A Shocking, First EVER Self-Elimination!

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The Masked Singer keeps upping its game, even four seasons in. These vocalists are better than ever and somehow, there’s still new moments that have never happened before shocking viewers. Tonight, we saw that in the most extreme way!

So what was it? Here’s what happened on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere, with six all new costumed celebrities!

Who is The Crocodile?

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The Crocodile singing “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Clues: The scene of the Crocodile’s clues is a jungle with tiki torches, lanterns, and tables for two everywhere. He starts by saying the costume was a “natural selection, because [he’s] happiest in water.” He grew up in Hollywood, “surrounded by heartache and instability.” We see him at a table with a fish inside a pineapple and an Italian flag. He’s a “warm, sensitive creature who just wants to be loved back.” A rainbow flies over the screen. He ends saying he can’t wait to share his “hidden talent” as he makes a “wicked big splash.”

Performance: Kicking off the night with some Bon Jovi, Crocodile nailed “It’s My Life” with his gritty vocals. And he had some choreographed moves to go with it too! This was such a dynamic, fun performance to start the night.

Judges’ Guesses: Ken guessed Jon Hamm. Nicole got boy band vibes, and thought it could be Nick Lachey. Robin predicted Jenny’s “boo,” Donnie Wahlberg.

Who is The Baby Alien?

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Baby Alien singing “Faith” by George Michael on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Clues: Baby Alien had a clue package referencing “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and the 80’s. He also mentions this being his “rebirth” because he’s been “stuck in second gear for a while.” He was in the theater every week, even on the Tony Awards stage. But he became lost in space. He’s “opened his eyes to other passions,” he says as he is seen in a parade with someone using a horseshoe as a triangle behind him. The Liberty Bell swipes across the screen. We also see a floating turtle in karate attire, then Baby Alien next to a marching band. He stutters his last line as people throw roses at him.

Performance: It is a game changer to see a moving mouth on the show! And whoever is under the mask clearly has experience with puppetry because his mouth was actually moving with the song. He sang “Faith” by George Michael and though he wasn’t the strongest performer, it was solid.

Judges’ Guesses: Jenny thought it might be Ralph Macchio. Nicole guessed Matt LeBlanc or David Schwimmer. Ken also picked up on the Friends clues and predicted Freddie Prinze Jr. is under the mask.

Who is The Seahorse?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACtcfVHsJKg
The Seahorse singing “Only Girl (In The World)” by Rihanna on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Clues: The Seahorse is standing in front of the “OK Coral” at the start of her clues. She is having a tea party with two poodles, a dove, and a frog around a campfire. You may call her melodramatic, but “at times [she] feels lost in this world.” We see a warthog and two dolphins. She mentions her insecurities but sees this as a chance for her to “expose the dauntless diva within.” There’s an “Emotion Ocean” sign as she leads a carriage driven by dolphins.

Performance: This “dauntless diva” really killed her performance of Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In The World).” It’s a song that requires a lot of range and energy and she brought it. Her dancing, her voice, everything about it was flawless. Seahorse did Rihanna justice. That’s saying a lot.

Judges’ Guesses: Jenny said it might be Halsey. Nicole guessed Hailee Steinfeld. Robin thought Bebe Rexha.

Who is The Whatchamacallit?

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The Whatchamacallit singing “I Wish” by Skee-Lo on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Clues: The Whatchamacalli starts his clues by rocketing into the sky with a rainbow following him. He says “Aye aye aye aye” as he high fives men in black, then bounces on orange Jell-o. People think he’s shy because he “lets others absorb the spotlight.” But he can “shine alone,” “dance with the stars,” “surf candy bars,” “buzz with the bees,” and “swing from the keys.” A black panther is seen in the background. Then we see a clock with a lot of mysterious symbols and numbers on it. One arrow is pointing between a 2 and a 7 and the other is circling a shrimp. There’s also a record player, khaki pants, a triangle, a “4.0,” and the Bear from Season 3 (who was Sarah Palin).

Performance: Whatchamacallit beams onto the stage in the most epic entrance I’ve seen so far! He performs “I Wish” by Skee-Lo and actually has pretty good rhythm. But let’s be honest, it’s ridiculous to watch a man made of hair rap on stage.

Judges’ Guesses: Nicole predicted Swizz Beatz. Ken thought it might be Damian Lillard. Robin said it could be Tyler the Creator.

Who is The Serpent?

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The Serpent singing “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Clues: The Serpent starts by throwing a banana in his mouth and reading in a chair. Books titled “How to Dig Yourself Out of Debt” and “Serpent Manual” are next to him. He talks about the “miraculous events” that it took to get here, showing a map of the Caribbean, and signs for “Musicology” and “Medicine.” He says he was “mischievous and devious,” as he’s seen knocking books over onto one of the men in black. Then, he and two other serpents laugh and throw a fiery paper airplane at him. He was on a “path toward destruction,” but his “pops” saved him by giving him a “one-way ticket away from the wrong crowd.” His “pops” has a “SERPENT SR.” hat on. Serpent didn’t want to cause pain, but heal pain. He gets taken out by a claw, like the claw games.

Performance: From the first note, this cover of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers was inspired. I love the slowed down version and his voice is silky smooth. It was honestly one of the best performances I’ve seen in four seasons of the show. He sounds like he could be a Broadway star from how pitch perfect every note was. And that falsetto! I’m saying it now, the Serpent is the one to beat this season.

Judges’ Guesses: Jenny thinks it could be John Legend. Ken is picking up on Hamilton clues, guessing Daveed Diggs. Nicole also caught those clues, predicting Leslie Odom, Jr.

Who is The Gremlin?

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The Gremlin singing “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Clues: In a British accent, the Gremlin narrates a “Fast and Friendly Dating Service” ad. It says “REF#6219” at the bottom when he introduces himself. Despite his history, he can “be quite charming…a true romantic.” He is then seen wrestling a shark and admits he can be “a bit combative.” But he has a “fluffy side” too, he mentions as he irons a jacket. Next, Gremlin hugs a tiger, mouse, pig, and bull. He then picks up a “42 PROOF” bottle and smashes one of the men in black in the head with it. “I also love to cook,” he says while we see someone chopping carrots. Finally, a fly circles him while he delivers his last lines.

Performance: This performance of “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King was…something else. Gremlin forgot just about all the words and struggled through the whole thing. I can honestly say this was the worst performance in the show’s history. It was especially awkward with the crowd shots of them dancing and cheering along. There’s no way they were reacting to what we’re watching. (And, to be clear, they’re not.)

Judges’ Guesses: Robin says the voice is familiar, pinpointing it could be Jerry Lee Lewis. Jenny thought it might be Sylvester Stallone or Mickey Rourke. Ken didn’t agree though, guessing Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The Shocking, First EVER Masked Singer Self-Elimination!

At the end of Gremlin’s performance, he just started struggling to take his mask off. Nick Cannon didn’t know what to do, calling for the Men in Black to help. But it was too late! And the Gremlin was revealed to be…

The Gremlin unmasking himself on The Masked Singer Group B Premiere

Actor, MICKEY ROURKE!

What an insane twist to end the episode. But honestly, he would’ve gone home either way. Next week, Group A is back again. Join us then for another exciting episode of The Masked Singer then!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kyle Montplaisir
Kyle Montplaisir

Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on 'The Masked Singer' and an encyclopedia of knowledge on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

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