‘The Masked Singer’ Recap: Pickle Unmasked on 2000s Night
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The Masked Singer Season 10 returned on Wednesday for 2000s Night, as the remaining members of Group A took the stage once again. At the end of the night, Pickle was unmasked as comedian Michael Rapaport, while Cow, Gazelle, and S’More moved on to the Group A Finals.
Cow, Gazelle, S’More Impress on The Masked Singer
Three out of the four contestants on Wednesday’s show delivered impressive performances themed to the 2000s. That includes Gazelle, who sang a sweet rendition of “Lucky” by Britney Spears. Guesses from the panel about their identity included Mandy Moore and Hilary Duff.
Later, Cow stunned the panel with their performance of “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake. It inspired panelist Nicole Scherzinger to wonder aloud, “Is that Usher?” Other guesses included Ne-Yo and Taye Diggs.
S’More also took the stage on Wednesday to perform “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s. At the end of the night, they didn’t earn enough votes to go straight to the Group A Finals, so they had to compete against Pickle in the season’s first Smackdown.
Pickle Unmasked as Michael Rapaport
Pickle took the stage for 2000s Night to perform “Beverly Hills” by Weezer. A clue from special guest Lance Bass teased that he might have appeared on the sitcom Friends. He also shared that he’s “gotten into a few fights you may have heard about.”
At the end of the night, Pickle went up against S’More in a Smackdown. Both contestants performed “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” by Fall Out Boy in their own style. Although the panelists acted as if it was a tough choice, S’More was clearly the better singer.
Unsurprisingly, Pickle was eliminated from the competition. Final guesses about his identity included Charlie Sheen, Conan O’Brien, and Joel McHale. Unfortunately, Ken Jeong broke his streak of correct guesses by suggesting it could be Howard Stern under the mask.
Pickle turned out to be actor and comedian Michael Rapaport. He shared his joking frustration at being eliminated, hurling a few expletives at the panel and insisting, “I did fantastic!”
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