‘The Masked Singer’ Episode 2 Recap: It’s PANDA-monium!

Kyle Montplaisir
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The Masked Singer season 2 has been heating up since its premiere last week. We could not be more excited to see FOUR new masked singers compete tonight. So let’s get right into it!

Here’s what went down on the second episode of The Masked Singer season 2.

The Black Widow sings “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” on The Masked Singer

Who is The Black Widow?

Clues: The Black Widow is seen with a Sagittarius sign, which Nicole points out. A painted peach and crown are shown too. The Black Widow says “welcome to my empire!” She also mentions a “director’s cut” while film reels are shown, possibly referring to the fact that she’s an actress. She says she’s a lot edgier than you see, while a crystal ball is seen on the screen. The Black Widow ends her clues by saying she’s “good as hell.” Later, she says she “likes to hide, until it’s time to feast.”

Performance: To kick off the night on a fun note, the Black Widow sang “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” She is vocally impressive and hits some high notes! Plus, she has some crazy dance moves too. The audience and judges are loving it, dancing along throughout the song.

Guesses: Jenny McCarthy alludes to the fact that she thinks the Black Widow is a singer and an actress. She guesses Amber Riley from Glee. Ken says he knows “exactly” who this is, his Community co-star Yvette Nicole Brown. Robin predicted it’s Sherri Shepherd.

The Leopard sings “Somebody to Love” on The Masked Singer

Who is The Leopard?

Clues: The Leopard says he can survive “under the harshest conditions.” He says he’s been on top, he’s a heavy hitter, and no one can catch him. Now, all anyone wants to talk about it the “celebrity” aspect. He doesn’t want to talk about his relationships though. “J’adore” is written in the background throughout his clues. After his performance, he says he can be “fierce, but so divine.”

Performance: For his first shocking performance, the Leopard sings “Somebody to Love.” And everyone is surprised that he’s a man! He nails this karaoke favorite though. It requires a lot of range and the Leopard actually pulls it off. He does it with such grace too!

Guesses: Nicole says the Leopard is someone “major.” Robin guessed Billy Porter and “Dr. Ken” guesses Robbie Williams. Jenny says it’s a “huge celebrity,” someone like Jamie Foxx.

The Flamingo sings “Sucker” on The Masked Singer

Who is The Flamingo?

Clues: The Flamingo starts her clues like a YouTuber. She is seen with a boombox and says she’s going to “let us in on all her tricks, from fashion to beauty to life advice.” She presents a cross necklace. The Flamingo is then seen in a cage but says she’s here to “take back control of her destiny.” She closes by saying it’s “about damn time” she gets to show her feathers again.

Performance: Singing “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers, the Flamingo didn’t get to show off her pipes like she does in the “Lady Marmalade” preview. But she’s still sassy and a great performer. She’s for sure done this on stage before!

Guesses: Nicole said she’s “youthful” and guessed someone from Danity Kane, Destiny’s Child, or Fifth Harmony. Ken guessed Olivia Jade…or Chuck Schumer. Is he even trying anymore? After the Flamingo’s clue about tropical vacations and being an “escape,” the wheels are turning for Robin, who guessed Kandi Burress. Jenny gave the final prediction with Tia Mowry.

The Panda sings “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” on The Masked Singer

Who is The Panda?

Clues: The Panda addresses her clues to “Papa Bear.” She says shyness is a virtue. “Coming from the world’s greatest family,” she’s learned . A bee is seen flying along the screen. She says she’s “taking a page out” of her dad’s book and books are seen saying, “Going Pro” and “Cooking Like My Mama.” She’s “lovable but fierce,” which makes her the Panda.

Performance: The Panda sings “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson. At first, the judges are confused about whether it’s a male or female. But by the chorus, it’s clear this is a woman. And it’s also clear that she’s not a professional singer. But the performance was still entertaining and energetic!

Guesses: Ken guessed Martha Stewart, then makes a jab at Nick Cannon for being short. He also guessed Queen Latifah, but Nicole shoots that down, saying Queen Latifah can sing! Jenny guessed Venus or Serena Williams, mentioning “strength,” “match,” and “winning” as clues. She also threw out Ronda Rousey as an option.

SMACKDOWN: Panda vs. Leopard

The Black Widow and Flamingo won their matches, so that left the Panda and Leopard to go head-to-head in the Smackdown! The Panda starts by singing “All I Do is Win.” This is an easier one to sell since it’s mostly rapping, but she still didn’t sound great on it. The Leopard was up next, singing “Respect.” He brought the sass and stayed in character the entire song.

The Panda is Revealed!

The Panda lost the Smackdown (clearly), meaning she had to take off her mask tonight. When she did, it was…Laila Ali, professional boxer and Mohammed Ali’s daughter! And Nick Cannon says he KNEW it was her from her joking punch.

The Panda’s celebrity identity is revealed on The Masked Singer

Tune in to The Masked Singer again next week for more clues and performances from four NEW celebrities! The show airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c.

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