‘Masked Dancer’ Final 4 Faces Off

Cotton Candy, Sloth, Tulip, and Zebra faced off in The Masked Dancer semifinals. (Photos & graphics property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

We are one step closer to revealing the winner of The Masked Dancer! The Final Four (Cotton Candy, Sloth, Tulip, and Zebra) faced a spot in the show’s finale. Who soared and delivered impeccable performances that won voters’ hearts? 

Which person was the latest to follow Elizabeth Smart, Ice-T, and Jordin Sparks in the elimination club? Did the panelists (Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green, and Ashley Tisdale) correctly deduce the eliminated performer’s identity?

The Final Four performed their first group dance that featured the clues Sloth (“Miami”), Tulip (“cats”), Cotton Candy (“Boss”), and Zebra (“Golf”) in the background. As the group left the stage, host Craig Robinson revealed that “Lego Batman” himself – Will Arnett, will join the Masked Dancer panel. Cotton Candy was the first dancer to take the stage, and the pre-performance clues included the number 6, “Boss,” and London. 

Cotton Candy danced to “Get Ready (2013 Version)” and “Hey Mickey.” She knocked it out of the park with her cheerleading themed dance. Ashley called the performance “amazing,” while Ken praised her for upping her game and declared that she killed it. Cotton Candy revealed that she was tied to Will Arnett, who thanked him for guessing her on Masked Singer and Will Arnett once again predicted Tara Lipinski. In Cotton Candy’s “Word Up,” she said: “Cover Girl.” Ashley guessed Olympics icon Simone Biles, while Paula Abdul guessed Gabby Douglas.  

The Sloth was the next Masked Dancer to perform. He stated that he was a ladies’ man in the past until he met the love of his life and incorporated magic into the pre-performance package. Tonight, the Sloth performed to Sam Smith and Normani’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” and once again, he showcased his Samba moves. Ashley called the Sloth “the one to beat,” and Paula called his partner dancing “impeccable.” The Sloth revealed his panel connection was Brian Austin Green, who stated that he worked with one of his co-stars. Sloth’s “Word Up” clue was “app.” Ken guessed Patrick Dempsey, while Paula guessed Maks Chmerkovskiy and Brian guessed his brother, Val.

The Zebra returned to the Masked Dancer stage. In his pre-performance package, Zebra revealed that he had an engagement ring and the number 510. In this Las Vegas’ routine to “Mack the Knife,” the Zebra channeled the Rat Pack and delivered a performance that put a smile on my face. Will Arnett loved Zebra’s body language and was mesmerized by him. Zebra was connected to Paula, and his “Word Up” clue was “box office.” Will thought Zebra was Mike Tyson, while Ken guessed “The Miz.” Meanwhile, Brian doubled down his guess of Oscar De La Hoya.

Tulip performed a Polka-inspired routine, and it reminded me of Jeanine Mason dancing the Polka on So You Think You Can Dance all those years ago. She took a risk, and I believe she won the night! Ken praised her technicality, and Will called her “”Dynamic”” Tulip was connected to Ashley Tisdale, who is a massive High School Musical fan. Ashley Tisdale predicted that Tulip was Mackenzie Ziegler. Her “Word U” clue was “butterflies.” Will Arnett guessed Noah Cyrus, while Paula Abdul thought of Liza Koshy.

Tonight, we had to say goodbye to… ZEBRA! Ken Jeong guessed that the Zebra was “The Miz,” while Ashley Tisdale guessed Conor McGregor. Paula decided to go with Floyd Mayweather and both Brian and Will Arnett closed it out with Oscar De La Hoya.

BRIAN and WILL were right, ZEBRA WAS LEGENDARY BOXER OSCAR DE LA HOYA!

Next week is The Masked Dancer finale!

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