Kitty was eliminated on the May 6 episode of The Masked Singer “A Quarter Mask Crisis: The Quarter Finals,” and the woman behind the mystery was revealed to be Jackie Evancho.
Until the last second, nobody could pinpoint who Kitty was all season, and so when Evancho was about to be unmasked NONE of the judges was able to guess correctly.
(We, of course, have another one of our Masked Singer Theories proven true.)
Comedian/actor Jeff Dye (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) was the guest panelist for this episode.
Evancho is most famous as a child opera singer, which is precisely the reason she wanted to join the contest, so she can show a different side of herself.
She first gained worldwide fame when she finished second place on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, and this YouTube video in 2019 sums up her journey as a young performer:
Coincidentally, Nick Cannon happened to be the host of AGT when Evancho was competing. (See at ~0:28 mark.)
Also, at about the 1:40 mark of the video above, Evancho sings in opera-style, which is a far cry from the music she’s been covering during her run on The Masked Singer.
This is probably why her voice is nearly unrecognizable to almost everyone watching the show, and why she eluded the right prediction from the panelists.
She drew guesses from Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Anna Kendrick, Lea Michele to the Olsen twins from the panelists, who of course, were in awe after she was revealed.
Her final performance was a rendition of “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, which on any other day would have been enough to rock the house.
However, the competition to crack the Semi-finals was stiff tonight as every contestant brought their A-game.
Nevertheless, Evancho was gracious during her unmasking and was grateful for her time on the show as the judges praised her courage to step out of her comfort zone as an artist.
When Cannon asked, “Why ‘The Masked Singer’?”
“I wanted to show a different side of myself. I have been stuck in this stereotype of a 10-year-old girl since I was 10 years old, and now I’m almost 20, and I’m glad that this experience has given me the chance to kind of break out of that.”
She then turned to the judges and added:
“I want to say thank you guys so much because without you I don’t think I would’ve discovered where I want to take my career, and who I want to represent myself as in the future.“
Certainly, as she has showcased in The Masked Singer, Evancho can most definitely break into any genre of music her heart desires as she’s always had a natural gift – the voice of an angel.
Here is Evancho’s heartfelt post-interview after she was revealed, where she provides insight into her soul-searching journey on the show as an artist and a person:
Next week, the Semi-Finals are going down as the Final Four: Frog, Turtle, Rhino, and Night Angel square off.
The Masked Singer Recap – Giraffe’s Run Cut Short; Revealed As ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Actor (4 x 03)
The third episode of The Masked Singer’s season 4 saw Group-A amp up the competition in their playoff round as Joel McHale makes a guest appearance.
McHale, who’s been on the show in past seasons, performed “Blurred Lines” at the top of the show while wearing a Robin Thicke mask, much to Ken Jeong’s chagrin.
Robin, Nicole, and Jenny enjoyed McHale’s performance, however, and he was a welcomed addition to the show’s panel of sleuths tonight.
At the end of the episode, Giraffe had to cut his run short as he’s eliminated and unmasked as a former Beverly Hills, 90210 cast member.
Brian Austin Green who portrayed David Silver on 90210 was voted out of the competition.
He performed “Get Down On It” by Kool & Gang.
Green was immediately disappointed at Robin because the two dabbled in hip-hop music together during the ’90s.
After his first performance, Robin even said “You ever get that feeling like you know somebody’s voice but you can’t put a face to it?” Which of course worried Green at first, but none of the panelists came close as their final guesses for his identity were all over the place.
In this episode, however, Ken went on a long rant that put the Giraffe and the rest of the panel to sleep as he talked throughout the commercial break to explain his (wrong) guess of Shia LaBeouf.
Other judge guesses:
Travis Barker, Will.i.am, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jaleel White.
Group-A Playoffs Survivors
As for the rest of the field on Group-A, Popcorn and the Snow Owls had solid performances, but the Sun shone the brightest during this episode as the judges reiterated that she might have what it takes to win the Golden Mask this season.
Song: “Falling” by Harry Styles
Judge guesses: Gloria Gaynor, Katy Perry, Vanessa Williams
Special clue: Planet Venus. “The second rock from the sun may be far away, but it should bring you closer to me.” – Popcorn
Song: “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
Judge guesses: Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell & Rachel McAdams, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood.
Special clue: Witch hat. “We will TIP our hats to WHICH ever one of you figures out the clue.” – Snow Owls
Song: “Praying” by Kesha
Judge guesses: Mandy Moore, Demi Lovato, Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood
Special clue: Magic 8-Ball. “Will this magic 8 ball help you conjure up my identity? Outlook not so hot.” – Sun
The Masked Singer Season 4 new episodes air Wednesdays 9/8 central on FOX.
The Masked Singer Recap – Gremlin Unmasks Itself As ‘Iron Man 2’ Star! (4 x 02)
The Masked Singer season 4 episode 2 ends in crazy fashion when Gremlin unceremoniously unmasks itself as a legendary veteran actor, Oscar award nominee, and Iron Man 2 star, Mickey Rourke!
Following his shaky performance of “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, Rourke removed his mask after declaring “Dammit, it’s hot, I’m taking it off” in the middle of his post-performance interview; effectively eliminating himself from the competition.
The judges, and Nick Cannon all seemed genuinely flabbergasted and couldn’t stop Rourke.
Three of the four judges, however, got a chance to guess who Gremlin was before he unmasked himself, and Jenny guessed correctly.
Robin incorrectly guessed Jerry Lee Lewis. Meanwhile, Ken made another one of his signature wild guesses and said “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Group B Singers Moving On
The singer who performed at the top of the show was Crocodile who shared his rendition of “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi.
Afterward, the judges had a wide range of guesses including Johnn Hamm (Ken’s guess), Nick Lachey, and Donnie Wahlberg.
Of course, after Robin’s guess, Jenny had a little fun and teased the Crocodile about being her husband and asks “Donnie, is it you, baby?”.
Baby Alien was up next with the most unique costume the show has ever showcased that concealed his entire body while he performed “Faith” by George Michael.
Unable to go off much from his physical appearance, the judges leaned on the clues and guessed Ralph Macchio, David Schwimmer, and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Seahorse rocked the show and got declarations from the judges as a favorite to win it all this season after her rendition of Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World).”
The judges believed she was a legitimate singer and drew comparisons to young artists such as Halsey, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bebe Rexha.
Following in the tradition of vague costumes, Whatchamacallit rapped “I Wish” by Skee-Lo.
The judges were impressed with his flow and believed it could be Swizz Beatz, Dame Lillard, or Tyler the Creator under the mask.
Serpent was the final survivor of the night who performed a smooth and soothing version of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers.
The swaggy crooner was in full character and was unwilling to break character as he hissed and moved like a snake with a costume that had moving appendages to boot.
John Legend, Daveed Diggs, and Leslie Odom Jr. were the judges’ best guesses for the slithery singer.
The Masked Singer season 4 new episodes air every Wednesday night on FOX.
The Masked Singer Season Premiere Recap – Singing Dragon, Hidden Rapper (4 x 01)
The Masked Singer kicked off its fourth season with six new singers from Group-A taking the stage to make watching people wear masks fun again in 2020.
At the end of the night, the Dragon exits first from the show and is revealed to be legendary rap artist Busta Rhymes who had an electrifying performance with his version of “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J.
The judges, as well as Nick Cannon, all seemed to narrow the identity of the Dragon fairly quickly based on his very first verse along with Cannon claiming that he knew the minute the Dragon walked on stage.
However, Ken Jeong wasn’t quite as astute when he guessed the performer was Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, so it’s nice to see Ken still retaining his penchant for bad guesses.
Judges’ Golden Guesses
A new wrinkle added this season is that the judges are now competing for the Golden Ear, a prize awarded to the judge with the most correct “first impression” guesses by the end of the season.
Both Jenny and Ken miss the mark tonight as they guessed NFL players Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch respectively and miss out on scoring a point on the guess tally.
Meanwhile, both Robin and Nicole guessed Busta Rhymes correctly but entertained switching to DMX, who is also a legendary rapper with a similar raspy rapping voice as Busta Rhymes.
The Masked Singers Moving On
The remaining contestants from Group-A are Sun, Giraffe, Popcorn and the Snow Owls, who are the first duo to compete on the show.
Sun shined on stage with her rendition of “Cuz I Love You” by Lizzo and her clue package led the judges to believe she might be Demi Lovato, Madonna or Katarine McPhee
Giraffe, whose costume has set the record for the tallest one in The Masked Singer history, sang a cool rendition of “Let’s Get It Started ” by Black Eyed Peas which gave the judges the impression that he is either Travis Barker, Garth Brooks or Vanilla Ice.
Popcorn then came on stage and immediately buttered-up the judges and audience with her charm as she popped off “What About Us” by Pink and made the judges think she is Carole Baskin (Ken’s guess, obviously), Mary J. Blige, or Tina Turner.
Finally, the performances concluded with the Snow Owls, who performed together on a stylish giant broken egg. The duo sang “Say Something” by A Great Big World which had the judges guessing a bevy of iconic pairs including Amy Grant & Vince Gill, Maureen McCormick & Barry Williams, Donny & Marie Osmond, and Eugene Levy & Catherine O’Hara.
The Masked Singer season 4 new episodes air every Wednesday on FOX.
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