With one more member of group A headed home on The Masked Dancer, the final members of the super six are Exotic Bird, Hammerhead, and Tulip.
Group A made a welcomed return to The Masked Dancer tonight, and the competition kept everyone on their toes. Fans sadly had to say goodbye to one more secretive celebrity as the remaining three made their way to the super six.
The show got off to an exceptionally hot start when 9-1-1: Lone Star‘s Rob Lowe stopped by to help the panelist with their guessing. Exotic Bird started off the show with a partner and showcased her sexy side. Cricket decided to bring things back a bit with his 90s number. Hammerhead attempted a moonwalk during his number. The final performance of the night was Tulip, who made it crystal clear she is a pro with a contemporary dance routine. In the end, it was Cricket who wasn’t able to stick around another week and had to remove his mask.Continue scrolling to keep reading
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Cricket was one of the most difficult celebrities to identify so far. No one had a solid guess until tonight, when the clues became more obvious, but he was already heading home. Cricket was revealed to be 90s music star, Brian McKnight. The clues tonight were pretty clear, with a knight to reference his last name. Several of his songs and albums were given a nod as well. The Superphone clue linked to his album titled Superhero. The elevator going back to one signaled his song “Back to One.” Previous clues referenced his appearance on 90210 and his Vegas show. A lot of fans are going to be kicking themselves for not realizing Cricket’s identity. Luckily, they have time to figure out the other three members of group A who aren’t going anywhere.
Song: “Latch” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
Clues: Exotic Bird said she was confident now, but she wasn’t always. She told a story claiming right before the biggest opportunity of her life, she got sick with the flu and could barely breathe. Her mom’s support helped her go on. Visual clues included a football trophy and a slice of apple pie. She said her mama told her hips don’t lie, but she also said these dance steps are hard. There was a DJ in her clue package and she said she feels exotic showing a different side of herself.
Word Up: Number One
Judges’ Guesses: Jordin Sparks, Kate Hudson, Megan Thee Stallion, Janet Jackson
Prediction: Jordin Sparks
Song: “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
Clues: Cricket said his 90s style routine brought him back to where he got his start. There were medals and he was in secnd place on an award podium. He said he thought he had something inside him, but wasn’t allowed to be different in the community he came from. Cricket said he always felt so judged. A visual clue showed judges with 9, 4, and 7. He said he took a chance and did something for himself. There was a Superphone with the number 555-0128, a knight on a horse, and an elevator with the number 1. He was saying he could have blown it and had to start back at one. There was a Gemini constellation and the elevator exploded out of the ceiling. He also spoke of being the youngest in his family.
Word Up: All-Star
Judges’ Guesses: Brian Mcknight, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ashton Kutcher
Revealed to be: Brian McKnight
Song: “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
Clues: Hammerhead said being here on his own terms gave him a chance to show people that’s he more than just the life of the party, a side of him people already know. A visual clue shown, no pun intended, was an eye chart with a strawberry, carrot, and backward E. The chart letters said this is a huge clue and the E was highlighted. Hammerhead said he had one shot and they showed a stand-up stage and mic. He said he gave up a dream of being a lawyer, but felt locked in a cage. Other visual clues showed a book with the title ” Navigating the Shores of Life” by E.E., a jersey with the number one, and a wedding cake with two men on top. He said he is athletic, but usually sits on the sidelines.
Word Up: Heartbreaker
Judges’ Guesses: Ryan Seacrest, Joe Rogan, Mike “The Situation” from Jersey Shore
Prediction: Vinny Guadagnino
Song: “Field of Gold” by Eva Cassidy
Clues: The clue package started with a YouTube video labeled “My Best Bud.” She said her tap routine last week made her feel like a rockstar, but the hardest part of the show was keeping the secret. She spoke a lot about her best bud and how they used to be super competitive because she felt her friend was great at everything and wanted to be seen in a similar light. She talked about her friend teaching her to use her emotion in her performances. Visual clues included chalk, a flower crown, a bell, an eclipse, and a giant Tulip. She mentioned TikTok and Frozen.
Word Up: Princess
Judges’ Guesses: Sarah Hyland, Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Charlie D’melio, Simone Biles
Prediction: Mackenzie Ziegler
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The Masked Dancer airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on Fox.
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