The pro skateboarder was revealed to have been masquerading as the Elephant on The Masked Singer for this one episode, as tonight was the debut of Group B—six new masked singers hoping to make it to the next round of competition.
The panel got relatively close to guessing Hawk but not close enough, so his reveal was an actual surprise.
“I had one more song in me, but I didn’t want to go much further, so thank you for releasing me,” Hawk said when the mask was off.
He explained that his song choice of “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure was for his wife, because they chose a Cure song for their wedding song. The clue that tripped up the panel the most was that he paraded through the White House, and Hawk reminded us that he skated through the White House for a Father’s Day event in 2010.
The biggest clues and best guesses for all the singers we’ve met so far can be found below!
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THE ROBOT: LIL WAYNE
The first reveal of the season was the biggest star yet: Lil Wayne!
The Robot had lots of science references, including a periodic table, since he’s had so many records go platinum, but the clues were sort of irrelevant. It’s hard to mistake that voice.
THE LLAMA: DREW CAREY
The Llama appears to be a comedian on the radio (23.3 The Wool), and he really likes Seattle. He’s a fan of the movie Ghost?
The panel decided it couldn’t be Howard Stern and guessed David Spade and Joel McHale. The internet immediately went Kelsey Grammar, because of the Seattle of it all, Danny Bonaduce, and Drew Carey. Though David Spade did play a man who turned into a llama in The Emperor’s New Groove…
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MISS MONSTER: CHAKA KHAN
Miss Monster’s got a big ol’ crush on the Monster/T-Pain, and she seems to have struggled with having to look and act a certain way in public. In week two, her clues heavily referenced royalty. In week three, she revealed she had performed with Robin Thicke.
She sounds exactly like Chaka Khan, though some on the internet also hear some Tina Turner. She is not Dolly Parton, as Ken Jeong guessed. Sorry Ken.
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THE ELEPHANT: TONY HAWK
He’s somebody with a passion who went from canvassing park benches to leading the charge of a massive movement, parading through the White House. Clues included two blue birds and 10 cent ice cream and a little bit of voguing, and he’s just an OK singer.
Panel guesses included Lance Armstrong, Travis Barker, and Tommy Lee, as well as Beto O’Rourke, but no one got exactly there.
The Frog can clearly move and rap. His clues included a “newsflash,” leftovers, $106, and a poster from the 1996 Olympics.
Our first guess is Bow Wow, who hosted 106 & Park and can obviously rap. Jenny guessed Olympic athletes Michael Johnson, and Nicole was sure it was someone she knows, though she couldn’t figure out who, then she settled on Ray J.
The Kitty is tired of being seen as what she once was, instead of who she is now. She wants to wipe the slate clean. Clues include a telescope with a wizard, rose petals, and a stage. She’s a pretty good singer, too, and says this is a side no one has ever seen before.
Panel guesses included Julianne Hough, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie.
The Taco says he’s been a comforting part of our lives for decades. Clues include VHS tapes, an anchor, a Rubix cube, and a trolley. He’s a pretty good singer with a very old school kind of voice.
Nicole guessed Regis Philbin, who is currently 88 years old and retired. Ken guessed Martin Short, and Bob Saget was also guessed.
She’s small and cute and might have something to do with football. Clues include the Warriors, 1979, and gold. She’s a good singer with an older-sounding voice.
Guesses included Darlene Love, Dionne Warwick, Maya Rudolph.
Banana’s a bit of a partyer, says he’s tough on the outside but a smoothie on the inside. He just wants to see us smile. Clues include a blue collar, a blowfish, rodeo, lots of fruits and vegetables. He’s got an unexpectedly good voice.
Guesses include Bill Engvall, Ed Helms, and Darius Rucker.
SUPER 9: THE WHITE TIGER
It’s official: The White Tiger cannot sing, and he can only sort of rap. He’s clearly huge and likely an athlete, and is a “clam shucking” champion, which makes you think of New England. He loves a celebration dance.
Jamie Foxx guessed Rob Gronkowski and the panelists continued that guess in week two. Gronk is from upstate NY, he’s a football champ, and “Ice Ice Baby” seems exactly like a song he’d sing.
SUPER 9: THE TURTLE
He’s definitely got some singing chops, and he took things “step by step” while others crashed and burned. He also grills burgers, and he likes to surf OR he won a Teen Choice Award. He says he and Nicole Scherzinger spent a morning together.
It sounds like Jesse McCartney, Jesse McCartney has multiple Teen Choice Awards, was in the boyband Dream Street, and spent a morning with Nicole (and the Pussycat Dolls) on The Today Show in 2008. It’s gotta be Jesse McCartney.
SUPER 9: THE KANGAROO
The Kangaroo is a tough one! She lost someone close to her, “by her own admission” found herself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, and now she wants to bounce back. She references her bullies and being a survivor, and her little brother is so proud of her.
A lot of people immediately went for Jordyn Woods, who lost her father recently and then found herself in an unfortunate spotlight, but that voice does NOT sound like Jordyn to us. It also doesn’t sound like Tatyana Ali, one of the panel guesses. She has stumped us.