‘The Masked Singer’ Recap: Judges Save Medusa from Elimination
The Masked Singer Season 9 returned on Wednesday for New York Night, as Medusa returned to take on two new challengers. At the end of the night, California Roll was chosen to move on, while the panel saved Medusa from elimination. Meanwhile, Polar Bear was unmasked as Grandmaster Flash.
The Masked Singer Panel Saves Medusa from Elimination
This season, The Masked Singer introduced the “Ding Dong, Keep It On” Bell, which can be used by the panel to save a contestant from elimination. It can be used once in each group, and the three saved contestants will then face off to stay in the competition.
During the third episode of the season, Medusa returned to the stage, this time singing “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra. They then went on to compete in the Battle Royale against new competitors California Roll.
California Roll is actually a group of five performers dressed like sushi. They teamed up for a performance of “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga. In the Battle Royale, Medusa and California Roll offered their own takes on “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel.
While California Roll was chosen to move on, Medusa was set to be unmasked. The panel even offered some final guesses about their identity, including Lorde and Kesha. However, Nicole Scherzinger ended up hitting the bell to keep Medusa in the competition.
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Polar Bear Unmasked as Grandmaster Flash
Because Medusa was saved by the “Ding Dong, Keep It On” Bell, there was only one unmasking on Wednesday night’s show. Polar Bear took the stage to sing “Rapture” by Blondie. He didn’t earn enough votes to move on.
Guesses from the panel about Polar Bear’s identity included Flavor Flav, LL Cool J, and Diddy. However, only Nicole Scherzinger correctly guessed that it was DJ and rapper Grandmaster Flash, who was a pioneer in the hip hop genre.
Do you agree with the panel’s choice to hit the bell for Medusa? Who do you think is under their mask? What about California Roll? Let us know in the comments below.