SPOILER ALERT: don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched season 5, episode 5 of “The Masked Singer”, which airs April 7 on Fox

Nick Cannon Returns The host of “The Masked Singer,” who had been absent so far in Season 5 due to testing positive for COVID-19, returned Wednesday in the most appropriate possible: he was the surprise “wild card” contestant unmasked at the end of the episode

Cannon joined the show as the Bulldog and performed New Edition’s “Candy Girl,” Guest host Niecy Nash, who was replacing Cannon, feigned ignorance about who the Bulldog might be. episode, she announced that instead of the usual public vote to unmask a candidate, she was pulling the rank and deciding for herself who to reveal

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Of course, she chose the Bulldog, and Cannon unmasked to reveal that he was back and ready to resume his hosting duties

“I dedicated my whole performance to you and you get me started?” Cannon joked to Nash “I was trying to go all the way!”

Performing on “The Masked Singer” for the first time after hosting the past four seasons, Cannon admitted it was harder than expected “I never thought I would be nervous but my heart was beating so fast, ”he said

Panelists Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke weren’t given a chance to give their latest estimates due to the unusual nature of this unmasking But after her performance the names they came up with included Andy Samberg, Chris Tucker, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock

Thicke noted that Cannon managed to hide his voice by singing “Candy Girl” in the falsetto of the song. The panel may also have been thrown by the clue “And Live from New York is Saturday Night. Live ”, which Cannon as the Bulldog explained:“ My niche is New York I’m just a comedy lover who loves to be live ”

Cannon’s voiceover as Bulldog was not much of a help, however: “’All my life I have had to fend for myself. made moves on all the green fields, with panthers and pit bulls Running fast like a human torch Yes I’m a hot dog Technically the sexiest dog in the world people But don’t be fooled by all beasts I’m a big soft inside I’ll sit, stay, give you my paw, whatever it takes for you to love me So beware of dog kisses Now this puppy is about to blow the last two jokers out of the water And become the most popular animal on stage And I dedicate my performance to someone very special [Nash] “

It wasn’t the only unusual moment in this week’s episode, which Nash called “more chaos than this stadium has ever seen.” Earlier, the crab nearly collapsed – and almost took off his costume, à la Mickey Rourke in season 4

“It’s hot, it’s hot, I can’t breathe,” the crab said as he ran backstage. “It’s hot in this thing!”

Cannon was the final ‘wildcard’ contender, a new wrinkle this season in the battle for the Golden Mask trophy. Season 5 celebrities have been split into two groups of five (A and B) In addition, the series has added a new character, a rooster named “Cluedle-Doo,” who promises to add a bit of trouble to the proceedings and share additional clues with viewers

This season’s costumes include Raccoon, Seashell, Black Swan, Snail, Monster Grandpa, Phoenix, Chameleon, Russian Doll (s), Porcupine, Piglet and jokers Orca and Crab Cannon as Bulldog join previously unmasked celebrities Logan Paul (Grandpa Monster), Danny Trejo (as Raccoon), Caitlyn Jenner (as Phoenix) and Kermit the Frog (as Snail)

Season 5 contestants have 26 Grammy nominations, nine multi-platinum singles, four Oscar nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six gold medals and two world records

The show’s panelists are also competing for a “Golden Ear” trophy based on their first impressions of each masked artist (which McCarthy last won) Jeong and McCarthy Wahlberg each had one point up present, heading to this episode This week ‘first impression’ guesses weren’t counted nor revealed

Here are the other contestants and their performances in Episode 5, “Group B Finals – The Ulti-‘Mutt’ Wildcard ”:

Song: “How Will I Know”, by Whitney Houston Black Swan Significant Object Clue: Ceramic Unicorn “This is to commemorate one of my best friends, a fantastic singer who is no longer with us “Guess the panel: Emily Osment, Victoria Justice, Brenda Song Voices above:” With every performance I start to shake my nerves It’s like the mask brings all that confidence trapped inside And all that anonymity takes me back to my beginnings In a literal sense When I started my career I was afraid of how my appearance might be perceived So I sent my auditions faceless, to be judged only by my talents But when people finally saw me I was right I wasn’t quite what they expected This experience made me hesitate to get back out there But recently I took a step important and realized it was time to take a leap of faith So I took the plunge head first And now that I am anonymous again as a black swan, I learn that life does not depend on how others perceive me But always stay true to myself ”Previous songs:“ Barracuda ”, by Heart; “In My Blood”, by Shawn Mendes Riddles from the previous panel: Anya Taylor-Joy, Camilla Cabello, Leona Lewis, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, Ashlee Simpson

Song: “7 Years”, by Lukas Graham Piglet’s Significant Object Clue: Dog tags “These name tags are the most important thing in my life, I always have them with me” The panel Guess: Zayn Malik, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson Voice over: “This experience was the most unexpected adrenaline jolt after a static year And all it took was put on a pig costume!” Years ago I was really getting toast It was a tough time But then someone unexpected appeared and changed my life She saved me from the heat and gave me a whole new start And because of her, now I’m a family man Which brought a whole new purpose to my life I finally found someone I want to grow old with What can be the best gift of all »Previous songs: “Speechless”, by Dan Shay; “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)”, by Andy Grammer Riddles from the previous panel: Adam Lambert, Charlie Puth, JC Chavez, Austin Mahone, Jonathan Knight

Song: “Give It To Me Baby”, by Rick JamesCrab’s meaningful object clue: Bowler Hat “Greatest artist Sammy Davis Jr wore it when he was doing” Mr. Bojangles And I admire him so much that I wore it as much as I could “Panel guesses: Martin Lawrence, Bobby Brown, Shawn Stockman Voice above:” Being on stage for the first time was difficult Both physically as it was difficult to breathe and emotionally There’s a beauty to play in the show that reminds me of being a kid When I had all kinds of trouble My mom tried to keep me on the straight and narrow path She made me sit in the kitchen for that she made food every night At first I hated it Then I realized that she wasn’t just trying to teach me how to cook, she was teaching me the value of family and hard work Which started as a punishment turned into a passion And now my cooking is the heart and the â me from my family Now tonight I can’t wait to let go with a song I know they’ll love “Previous Songs:” Ain’t No Sunshine “, by Bill Withers Previous Panel Riddles: Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill

Song: “Hip Hop”, by Dead Prez Cameleon Significant Object Hint: Hot buffalo wings “I always cook something in the kitchen” Guess the panel: Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly But he there is one person i want to impress more than anyone My little chameleon When I was a kid I fell in love with other cool reptiles Teenage ninja turtles But now I dedicate myself to being a superhero ninja for my little one I decided to practice martial arts Finally I reprogrammed my mind, body and soul Martial arts taught me to process my emotions, and now I teach little chamas, it’s cool to expressing feelings I’m here to surprise my lizard as a superhero chameleon ”Previous songs:“ Ride Wit Me ”, by Nelly; “21 questions”, exploit of 50 Cent Nate Dogg: Dwight Howard, Redfoo, Nick Cannon, Iman Shumpert, Dwyane Wade, 2 Chains

Nick Cannon

World News – US – “The Masked Singer” Reveals Bulldog’s Identity, As Host Nick Cannon Prepares His Return

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