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The Masked Singer Recap Season 11, Episode 6: Koala, Love Bird Reveal




The Masked Singer Recap Season 11, Episode 6: Koala, Love Bird Reveal

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 11, Episode 6 of “The Masked Singer,” “Transformers Night,” which aired April 10 on Fox.

Former “The Bachelor” star Colton Underwood knows the symbolism of being unmasked on a reality show — in this case, “The Masked Singer” — is enormous. Underwood, a former professional football player who made history as the first star of “The Bachelor” to come out as gay, was one of two celebrities revealed during Wednesday night’s show — the other was another ex-NFL player , Hall of Famer, former professional football player DeMarcus Ware.

“You’re obviously protected by a mask, which was symbolic for me in a lot of ways just because I had worn one my whole life until I didn’t anymore,” Underwood shared. Variety. “To put one back on and get on stage and do something I’ve never done, something I never thought I would do, was a bit symbolic and so much fun.”

In the case of Underwood, who was revealed on the show as “Love Bird,” it’s a return to unscripted TV after “The Bachelor” and his Netflix series “Coming Out Colton.” “I really had to distance myself from being on everyone’s television again and I had to work on my coming out experience and my personal life, my relationship,” said Underwood, who got married in 2021. it was time to say yes. I’m in a great place in my life. I am very happy and the challenge was something I needed.”

In the case of Ware, revealed as the “Koala,” the decision to continue with “The Masked Singer” came after producers saw him perform the national anthem at the Football Hall of Fame. “They said, ‘Wait a minute, he can sing a little bit,’” Ware said. “I sing in the car, in the shower, you name it. It’s a huge passion of mine. I was in the singing group in high school .When we won the Super Bowl, there was a lot of singing.”

Ware said he also loved the serendipity of the Koala because his two-year-old son’s favorite toy is a stuffed koala doll. “That’s one of the biggest reasons why I really did it,” Ware said.

Before Love Bird, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg hit it off with former “The Bachelor” star Colton Underwood. Robin Thicke said it was Josh Duhamel; Rita Ora guessed the situation from ‘Jersey Shore’. Ken Jeong jokingly guessed Dwayne Johnson.

And then for Koala, no one figured out it was DeMarcus Ware, even though everyone mentioned a one-and-done football player – exactly the wrong one. Ora chose Terry Crews, Jeong said Deon Sanders, McCarthy-Wahlberg thought it was Shannon Sharpe and Thicke went with Michael Irvin.

DeMarcus Ware as Koala and Colton Underwood as Love Bird join Sisqó (Lizard), Billy Bush (Sir Lion), Joe Bastianich (Spaghetti & Meatballs), Savannah Chrisley (Afghan Hound) and Kevin Hart (Book) as the celebrities who are unmasked on this season’s “The Masked Singer.”

Back for season 11 are host Nick Cannon, alongside panelists Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, while Rita Ora has joined the desk to fill in for Nicole Scherzinger, who was in London to star on the West End’s ‘Sunset Boulevard ‘.

Season 11 of “The Masked Singer” will feature themed episodes including “The Wizard of Oz,” celebrating the 85th anniversary of the classic film; ‘Transformers’ (celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary) and music tributes including ‘Billy Joel Night’ and ‘Queen Night’. Other themes include ‘Girl Groups’, ‘Soundtrack of My Life’, ‘TV Theme Night’ and ‘Shower Anthems’.

Featuring a total of sixteen famous singers, including three ‘wild cards’, season 11 features new costumes including ‘Gumball’, ‘Lizard’, ‘Ugly Sweater’, ‘Goldfish’, ‘Starfish’, ‘Book’, ‘Gumball’, ‘ Miss Cleocatra,” “Afghan Hound,” “Beets,” “Poodle Moth,” “Clock,” “Spaghetti and Meatballs,” “Lizard,” “Koala,” and “Sir Lion.” According to the show, the season 11 contestants have a total of 22 Grammy nominations, 11 platinum albums, 33 Teen Choice nominations, 108 million records sold, 326 film appearances and 1.7 billion Spotify streams.

Poodle Moth and Clock from Group C will return for the quarter-finals later this season.

Here were Group A’s performances on Wednesday’s Episode 6, “Transformers Night”:

Goldfish, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker / Fox)


Song: ‘Baby Come Back’, by Player

Panel guesses: Sarah Hyland, Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev

Bumblebee clue: “Goldfish is a true performer and famously put her heart, soul and tears into her work.”

Voice-over package: “I felt that last performance in my soul. And I’m hyped for tonight, because who doesn’t love Transformers? Sometimes the most transformative moments are actually separations. I always thought I would marry young, just like my mother. But dating in Hollywood is hard. And this goldfish wasn’t always lucky. Imagine trying to move on, and seeing your exes literally everywhere. And even have your moments turned into TikToks. It forced me to think and focus on what I need. Here’s a song for anyone who’s ever had a broken heart. But if the text goes deep, take it from me: there are plenty of fish in the sea.”

Previous issue: ‘Vampire’, by Olivia Rodrigo

Previous panel estimates: Lea Michele, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen

Starfish, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker / Fox)


Song: ’21 Guns’, by Green Day

Panel guesses: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph

Optimus Prime clue: “Starfish is a true teammate and has won trophies as part of a talented group.”

Voice-over package: “You guys made this material girl feel like a million bucks!” Being here has allowed me to tap into my inner pop star. Growing up, while other kids played in the sandbox, I played with a jukebox. That machine changed my life. It opened my ears to Clapton and Fleetwood Mac, and of course Green Day. And it inspired me to join a band. I toured the country. I have been lucky enough to dabble in many tide pools. This starfish is versatile, honey. I mean, if those robotic things can turn into lots of different things, then so can I! Now, here I come, weapons ablaze!’

Previous issue: ‘Material girl’, by Madonna

Previous panel estimates: Catherine O’Hara, Cheri Oteri, Molly Shannon

Ugly Sweater, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox)

Ugly sweater

Song: ‘Brick House’, by Commodores

Panel guesses: Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Smokey Robinson

Bumblebee clue: “Ugly Sweater spends his time wisely. Some might say he deserved a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Voice-over package: ‘Last time I got a warm and fuzzy feeling. There is one person in my life who has helped me tap into my inner Optimus Prime: my wife. When I met my soulmate, we couldn’t be more opposite. My life was unraveling, and hers was all buttoned up. I was consignment and she was couture. I was at the top of the charts and she… didn’t know who I was. Sometimes unlikely combinations just work together, like plaids and stripes. She built me ​​up, brick by brick. And now I’m going to work on a nice song, only for half my sweater.

Previous issue: ‘The Best’ by Tina Turner

Previous panel estimates: Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Verdine White

Dwarf Bird, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker / Fox)

Love bird

Song: ‘Everything You Are’ by Goo Goo Dolls

Panel guesses: The situation, Nick Viall, Colton Underwood, Dwayne Johnson

Optimus Prime clue: “Love Bird has made television history before. And he wants to do that again, by winning the Golden Mask.”

Voice-over package: “Last time you all made me feel right at home on this stage. And I feel even more at home here on Transformers evening. Because as a child I was obsessed. I love that Transformers robots can hide in plain sight. And I know exactly what that feels like. The world has come to know me as someone I was not. But I was celebrated, so I ran with it. Ultimately, I had to escape from the cage I was placed in. And it is the truth that has set me free. Since then, I have tried to use my voice for good. Helping people from courthouses to White Houses. And tonight I want to remind you not to hide. Share who you are.”

Previous issue: “Home,” by Phillip Phillips

Previous panel estimates: Travis Kelce, Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Viall


Song: ‘Everyone Wants to Rule the World’, by Tears for Fears

Panel guesses: Michael Irvin, Deon Sanders, Terry Crews

Optimus Prime clue: “He is on a shortlist of some of the greatest of all time.”

Voice-over package: ‘Ah, the Koala. He is cute, but can also be extremely defensive. Don’t worry, I don’t bite. I’m actually a bit shy. When I first started, I wasn’t superstar material. I actually avoided interviews. And if you put me on the spot, I would forget my words. Do you want to know how to make a Koala disappear? Point a camera at me! Then I broke out with my first hit. I was forced to say something and everything changed. Now you can’t get me to shut up. Like Bumblebee, it took me a while to find my voice. But I learned that if you raise it, you can rule the world.”

Last season’s performers included Ne-Yo as Cow, John Schneider as Donut, Macy Gray as Sea Queen and Janel Parrish as Gazelle, along with John Oates as Anteater, Keyshia Cole as Candelabra, Sebastian Bach as Tiki, Ginuwine as Husky , Ashley Parker Angel as S’more, Metta World Peace as Cuddle Monster, Luann de Lesseps as Hibiscus, Tyler Posey as Hawk, Billie Jean King as Royal Hen, Michael Rapaport as Pickle, Tom Sandoval as Diver, Anthony Anderson as Rubber Ducky and one-off special guest Demi Lovato as anonymous.

Fox Alternative Entertainment is behind “The Masked Singer,” produced by showrunner James Breen, Craig Plestis and Nick Cannon. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp.