'Masked Singer' Uncovers Two Disguised Celebrity Contestants During Season 2 Premiere
"The Masked Singer's" second season introduced new contenders during Wednesday's premiere who have a combination of 140 films, 42 Grammy nominations, and 21 platinum records, among many others.
Fox's "The Masked Singer" returned to television on Wednesday and revealed the identities of two contestants -- Egg and Ice Cream.
Egg took the spot as being the season's first reveal. Judges Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy were able to guess the man behind the mask as figure skater pro, Johnny Weir.
The second contestant's identity came as a surprise as no one could correctly guess who the masked Ice Cream was. Lo and behold, it was the professional game player and YouTube sensation, Ninja.
CLUES FOR THE NIGHT
Clues were given to every masked contestant that night to add excitement and ease in guessing who they were. Egg's clues were a swan, a snow globe, while Ice Cream's were headphones, emojis, and karate.
"You might figure that coming to 'The Masked Singer is a bit of a leap for me, but after years of being on top of the pyramid, I'm here to join the ranks of the greatest, most versatile entertainers of our time," Egg was described.
Judges were able to guess Weir with the cues presented, but the names they threw in for Ice Cream, including Diplo, Calvin Harris, and Marshmello, were not very close.
"Growing up, I caught a lot of flack for doing the thing I love the most," Ice Cream was described. "Even my mom and dad had their doubts. But I believed in my ridiculous dream, and I turned my fantasy into a reality."
The first half of the show's contestants came out to win the hearts of the audience with their voice and gain votes while keeping their masks intact.
Weir performed Blondie and Skeleton's "One Way or Another," and his rendition of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle. Sadly, his opponent, Skeleton, out-performed him and won the challenge.
On the other hand, Ninja sang "Whip It" by Devo, while his competitor, Lady Bug, countered with Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," and was voted to remain on the show by the panel.
The Fox series features judges Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, McCarthy, and Thicke, who are to find out the personalities beneath their costumes.
"There's a lot more variety this year. It's visually inspiring. We want them to be more playful on stage, like a party. These are enriched in detail. They're walkable art," said costume designer Marina Toybina.
Among this season's unique character costumes are a Flamingo, Butterfly, Eagle, Rottweiler, Tree, Spider, Panda, Leopard, Skeleton, Fox, Egg, and Ice Cream among others.