‘The Masked Singer’ Recap: Cupcake Revealed to Be a Music Legend
On Wednesday night, The Masked Singer Season 6 returned for a date night episode, as Group B performed for a second time, along with a new wildcard performer. The singers shared clues about their love lives and chose which judges they would date.
At the end of the night, Cupcake was revealed to be Ruth Pointer, the legendary singer from The Pointer Sisters. Tonight’s episode also introduced a new wildcard, Caterpillar, who delivered an emotional first performance and inspired some interesting guesses from the judges.
Cupcake Is Revealed in ‘The Masked Singer’ Date Night
During tonight’s show, Cupcake revealed that she’s had many husbands and described herself as a “hopeless romantic.” She performed “Finesse” by Bruno Mars, in a fun performance that featured the Men in Black shoving cupcakes into their mouths.
Nicole Scherzinger described the performance as “full throttle.” Before Cupcake was revealed, the judges named a variety of iconic women as possibilities. Ken Jeong thought it might be Tina Turner, while Jenny McCarthy guessed Grace Jones.
Robin Thicke went in a completely different direction, guessing that Cupcake was a comedian — specifically Leslie Jones. Scherzinger, meanwhile, correctly guessed that it would be Ruth Pointer, changing her first impression guess of Roberta Flack.
After removing her mask at the end of the show, Ruth Pointer revealed that she was initially supposed to perform with her sister Anita. However, Anita couldn’t participate due to health reasons, so Ruth competed solo. Scherzinger correctly connected the jump rope clue with the Pointer Sisters’ iconic song “Jump (For My Love).”
New Wildcard Caterpillar Tugs at the Judges’ Heartstrings
Tonight’s episode introduced Caterpillar, a wildcard with a bright yellow and pink costume. They shared that their “life has been all about metamorphosis,” adding that they’ve been homeless and even spent time in jail. They performed “If I Were a Boy” by Beyonce, showing off an impressive falsetto.
Scherzinger could be seen wiping away tears during the performance, and McCarthy said Caterpillar “touched my heartstrings.” She said they could be a frontrunner in the competition. Guesses from the Masked Singer judges included boy banders such as Aaron Carter and AJ McLean.
Caterpillar may not have been the best vocalist during Wednesday’s show, but they definitely gave us a lot to ponder, and we’re interested to see what else they have up their sleeve for future performances.
Banana Split, Queen of Hearts Continue to Deliver
Tonight’s episode also featured another stellar performance from duo Banana Split. This pianist-singer team performed a sultry rendition of “Cry Me a River” by Michael Buble. The judges’ guesses were all over the place, with Jeong suggesting his Masked Dancer co-stars Ashley Tisdale and Craig Robinson. McCarthy, meanwhile, guessed Camila Cabello and Sean Mendes. Nah, not likely.
The Queen of Hearts also pulled out an incredible performance. They underplayed their proficiency with French, then delivered a world-class performance of “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf. Thicke called it “one of the best vocal performances in six seasons.” He thought the it could be Ashley Judd. Scherzinger guessed Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, both of which are very unlikely.
What did you think of tonight’s reveal? Do you enjoy the Caterpillar’s debut performance? Let us know in the comments below.