Group B Enters ‘The Masked Singer: Season 6’ Stage

The Mallard, Cupcake, Queen of Hearts, Banana Split, and Dalmatian made their Masked Singer debut! (Photos and graphics property of FOX)

The Masked Singer: Season Six began the second week of its competition, and already we had THREE epic unmaskings. Last week, Group A said goodbye to Octopus (NBA superstar Dwight Howard), Mother Nature (Vivica A. Fox), and Pufferfish (Toni Braxton). Tonight, Group B made its debut on the singing competition’s stage. Which colorful characters (Banana Split, Cupcake, Dalmatian, Mallard, and the Queen of Hearts) delivered terrific performances? Who was forced to unmask? Did any of the panelists (Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg) use the “Take It Off” buzzer or were correct in deducing the eliminated singer’s identity? Read on to find out!

After Nick Cannon made his way to the Masked Singer stage and introduced the panelists, it was time to get down to business. The Queen of Hearts strutted her way to the stage to “Heartbreaker.” In her pre-performance package, clues such as 10:00, a photo of Hillary Swank labeled “BFF,” and chess pieces appeared. She sang Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and I initially thought it was Kesha. Nicole praised her legs and swagger. Once the panelists put their initial guesses into a lockbox, it was time for the guessing to begin! The Queen of Hearts revealed that she wanted to be a “big megaphone to the world.” Nicole guessed Britney Spears, while Jenny thought it was either Fergie or Kellie Pickler. Ken assumed Renee Zellweger due to her connection to Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. 

The Mallard channeled Scrooge McDuck when he walked onto the Masked Singer stage. His pre-performance clues included revealed a cowboy boot and created the “human jukebox.” He also revealed that his BFF was Chris Pratt. He sang Big n’ Rich’s “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” and I thought it was Darius Rucker. Jenny called it an “unbelievable performance” and declared him a country legend. The Mallard revealed that he does not “dress fancy.” Robin guessed Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks. Meanwhile, the current Golden Ear recipient assumed a lot of country music stars and listed Keith Urban and Jason Aldean. Ken received boos when he guessed it was Billy Ray Cyrus. 

Cupcake sparkled their way onto the stage. In their pre-performance package, the Cupcake revealed that she shared the spotlight and that someone close to her got some bad health news. I liked the performance, but I could not tell by the voice the performer’s identity. Robin loved its ad-libbing during the performance. Cupcake revealed that they were supposed to be performing with family members. Both Jenny and Robin thought Cupcake was RuPaul. Meanwhile, Nicole thought that Cupcake was a legend – either Roberta Flack or Leslie Jones.

The Dalmatian stormed The Masked Singer stage. The Dalmatian featured a weight room, a top dog trophy, and a copy of the “Scream” artwork in his pre-performance package. He rapped Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams’s “Beautiful.” The Dalmatian is a great rapper, and I thought it was Romeo. Nick revealed that he knew Dalmatian’s true identity. The performer revealed that he felt like an “underdog” and told the audience that he had to go with his favorite Dogg! Robin guessed that the Dalmatian was Nelly, while Jenny thought it was Kevin Hart or Katt Williams. Meanwhile, Ken thought it was Reggie Bush. 

Banana Split became the second duo in Masked Singer history. Ice Cream sang P!nk’s version of “A Million Dreams,” while Banana performed on the piano. I immediately gravitated towards Katharine McPhee and her husband – music legend David Foster. An emotional Ken called the performance “amazing” and defined what the show was all about. Jenny guessed Katharine McPhee and David Foster, while Robin thought it was Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Nicole guessed La La Land stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. 

Sadly, someone was sent home. The panelists, audience members, and superfans at home’s votes sent Dalmatian back to the dog pound. Nick gleefully stated that he knew who was under the mask. Robin guessed Nelly and stood by his guess. Nicole thought Dalmatian was one of the “Lils, but changed her guess to Nelly. Jenny stupidly assumed Steve Harvey, and altered her guess to Kevin Hart. Ken’s guess was Reggie Bush.

It turned out that Dalmatian was Tyga!

Next week, Group A returns for a House Party!

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