‘The Masked Singer’ Recap: TWO Celebrities Revealed in the Holiday Semifinals

Kyle Montplaisir
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‘Tis the season! The Holiday Semifinals are here on The Masked Singer! This is the episode where the top 5 will become the top 3. So the competition is more intense than ever.

Who will make it to the Finale and who will be unmasked? Let’s find out in our Masked Singer Semifinals recap!

Fox performing “This Christmas” by Seal on The Masked Singer

Who is the Fox on The Masked Singer?

Clues: The Fox talks about how this is a “joy that [he] hasn’t had in 20 years.” A piano with a candlestick on it is shown. He is “not to be slept on as a volcalist.” Then, we see “Richard” written in red. The Masked Singer is “the greatest gift” and “the glue that has connected all the parts of [his] career.” The Fox says this mask has been the great equalizer for him. Each performer also brought the panelists a gift. The Fox’s gift was a photo of the Rabbit from season one (Joey Fatone).

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Performance: The Fox kicked off the night in festive fashion! He sang Seal’s version of “This Christmas.” And it was a great performance! His voice is amazing and it’s fun to hear on a holiday song. This should seal his fate in the Finale.

Judges’ Guesses: Jamie Foxx, Wayne Brady, Tyrese

Rottweiler performing “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers on The Masked Singer

Who is the Rottweiler on The Masked Singer?

Clues: The Rottweiler is shown with a present “TO: Cadence” and talks about how he’s always with his family this time of year. He hands a Passport to the men in black. A comic book and a framed photo of the Rottweiler are also on screen. For his gift, Rottweiler presents a drawn picture and note, saying “handmade is always better than store-bought.”

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Performance: In a Santa hat, Rottweiler sings “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, a karaoke favorite. I’ve heard this song performed plenty of times and Rottweiler gave it new life. He has a great voice and an incredible range!

Judges’ Guesses: James Franco, Arnel Pineda, Darren Criss

Thingamajig performing “Walking in a Winter Wonerland by Bing Crosby on The Masked Singer

Who is Thingamajig on The Masked Singer?

Clues: Thingamajig says it’s been a “tough year with a lot of obstacles and adversity.” This time of year, he’s reminded about what’s important: his family. He said his parents came here with nothing. A composition book is held us, as well as a Taurus constellation and a knee brace. Finally, a diploma in kinesiology is shown. His gift to the panelists was a fedora and a whip, a la Indiana Jones.

Performance: Singing “Winter Wonderland” by Bing Crosby, Thingamajig again brings the festive holiday vibes. He sounds great on the song and the back-up dancers, bundled up in winter clothes played with snow in front of Christmas trees and a sleigh. This wasn’t Thingamajig’s best performance, but he’s undoubtedly talented.

Judges’ Guesses: Victor Oladipo, Montell Jordan, Dennis Rodman

Flamingo performing “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley on The Masked Singer

Who is the Flamingo on The Masked Singer?

Clues: The Flamingo is seen singing in a church choir, something she says she did growing up. Different cupcakes are shown and we see men in black bouncing a basketball, holding pancakes and syrup, and pulling a cheetah print suitcase. When it came time to give her gift to the panelists, a globe with “Israel” marked was displayed.

Performance: The last woman standing took us to church, performing “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley. This is probably the most overdone song in talent show history! And the Flamingo did a fine job…nothing special, in my opinion. But she’s got quite a range. Deeing the stripped down performance with stained glass behind her gave me STRONG Matthew Schuler vibes too.

Judges’ Guesses: Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, Jessica Simpson

Leopard performing “Big Spender” by Shirley Bassey on The Masked Singer

Who is the Leopard on The Masked Singer?

Clues: The Leopard “came here initially so [his] cubs would think [he’s] cool.” His long and storied career began with a nativity play when he was 11. “Brahm’s Lullaby” is shown. He is seen holding a snowboard. The greatest gift will be seeing his cub’s faces when he’s unmasked. At gift-giving time, the Leopard revealed a blueprint for his dream house.

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Performance: In true Leopard fashion, he sings “Big Spender” by Shirley Bassey. This is a perfect fit for his big personality, though it doesn’t show off his vocals as much. But you gotta play to your strengths! And Leopard definitely has fun on that stage, making himself stand out.

Judges’ Guesses: Eric Benét, Jeff Goldblum, Seal

TWO Celebrity Reveals

Now it is time for TWO celebrities to be revealed! The panel and audience vote and the first to be unmasked is…Thingamajig! The judges give their final guesses. Jenny guesses Paul George, Nicole guesses Markelle Fultz, Robin predicts it’s Montell Jordan, and Ken thinks it’s Victor Oladipo. When he is revealed, it is…

The first reveal on The Masked Singer Semifinals tonight: Thingamajig

NBA player Victor Oladipo!

Ken guessed it right for once! Now that we know Thingamajig’s identity…the Leopard was up next. The judges’ final guesses were the last order of business before his reveal. Robin predicted it’s Seal, as did Nicole. Jenny guessed Eric Benét and Ken guessed Jeff Goldblum. Then, the unmasking happened and it was…

The second reveal on The Masked Singer Semifinals tonight: Leopard

Seal!

Tune in with us again next week for The Masked Singer season 2 Finale! Either the Fox, Flamingo, or Rottweiler will walk home with the Golden Mask. Who will it be? Join us at 8/7c on FOX next Wednesday to find out!

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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