Will.i.am Visits as ‘Masked Singer 6’ Unmasks 2 Celebrities

will.i.am visited The Masked Singer: Season Six for the Group A Semifinals. (Photo property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

The Voice UK coach and Alter-Ego judge will.i.am is in the house! The Black Eyed Peas co-founder joined the Masked Singer panel tonight for the Group A Semi-Finals. Tonight, the Bull, the Skunk, and the two wild card performers – Jester and Pepper performed for two spots in the Group A finals. Which performers rose to the occasion? Who was sent home? Did will.i.am and the panel (Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg) correctly deduce the eliminated performers’ identities? Read on to find out!

After Nick Cannon made his quick entrance, he revealed that it was Double Elimination night on the show and introduced guest panelist will.i.am, it was time to get down to business. Frontrunner Bull Mask returned to earn his spot in the semifinals, and the soloist revealed that he had listened to Skunk since he was a kid. He sang a brilliant cover of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me.” I loved that falsetto that he showcased at the end of the performance. Nicole praised his showmanship and will.i.am loved his dance moves. A blinged-out slingshot sent tonight’s clues. The clue was the word “Ring.” The Bull said that he knew will.i.am. Ken Jeong guessed Billy Porter, while Nicole went to Jason Derulo, Usher, and Ne-Yo.

Pepper Mask was the second performer to face the Masked Singer audience. Tonight, she sang Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times.” I finally heard Pepper Mask’s true identity – Natasha Bedingfield. I got chills from this performance. Pepper’s bling-shot clue focused on Ken, and it had the word: “train.” He decided to press the “Take It Off” buzzer and guessed Sara Bareilles. However, the Community alum was WRONG! The Men in Black had to return him to his seat.

The scary Jester revealed that he has been married to his wife for 45 years. He sang “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow,” and it was the second-worst performance of the season. Nick was disturbed by the performance. The Jester’s bling-shot clue was dedicated to Robin Thicke. The word “cake” and called him a “twisted neighbor.” Will.i.am predicted that the Clown was Joe Elliott from Def Leppard and Ken guessed Elon Musk. Robin thought it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea.

Skunk Mask was the last performer of the evening. She proclaimed Bull – “the one to beat on The Masked Singer” and that Etta James would have wanted her to portray her in a movie. She sang a gorgeous cover of “At Last.” I still do not know who is under the Skunk Mask. Robin “loved her voice” and will.i.am loved her voice. Nicole had the last bling-shot clue of the evening. It had the word: “love” and revealed that they had a “love connection.” Nicole thought Skunk was Mary J. Blige. However, Robin thought it was his former duet partner – Faith Evans.

Once the panel, in-studio audience, and The Masked Singer superfans voted, the Jester was the first performer heading home tonight. Ken thought Jester was Roger Daltrey, while Nicole changed her guess to Gene Simmons. Robin stood by his guess of Flea. Jenny stood by her guess of Dee Snider and will.i.am guessed Joe Elliott. The scary Jester turned out to be punk legend Johnny Rotten!

Pepper Mask was the second member from Group A to leave Masked Singer: Season Six. Robin’s first impression was Carly Rae Jepsen and changed it to Mandy Moore. Jenny chose Lana Del Rey and changed it to Dido. Ken thought it was Kesha and changed it to P!nk. Nicole chose Natasha Bedingfield and stood by her choice. will.i.am thought it was Sia. However, Nicole was correct — Pepper Mask was Natasha Bedingfield!

Next week, Group B has its semi-finals and veteran guest panelist Cheryl Hines returns!

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