SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn forward when you’ve got not watched Season 3, episode 9 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired March 25 on Fox.
JoJo Siwa can lastly reveal the reality to her followers: Sure, the T-Rex on “The Masked Singer” was her. Loads of viewers had figured it out — however per the foundations of the present, the YouTube and Nickelodeon star needed to preserve her lips sealed.
“I believe the toughest factor was the secrecy from my individuals and my mates,” Siwa advised Selection. “The arduous factor was social media. ‘The Masked Singer’ on social media, whomever runs the web page is wonderful. They’ll tweet and ask, ‘Do you assume T-Rex is JoJo Siwa’ and so they’ll tag me, ‘@JoJoSiwa, what do you assume? Is it you?’ And you may’t prefer it, you’ll be able to’t do something. In order that made it arduous. And likewise, I movie my life each single day and I’m posting on-line each single day. So to not put up about this was so bizarre. I needed to put up, clearly.”
Making it doubly uncommon: One in every of “The Masked Singer” dancers additionally works as a backup dancer for Siwa, who went on tour final 12 months.
“However she didn’t know who it was, since you’ll be able to’t know,” Siwa stated. “I believe after she heard me sing and noticed me dance she my have figured it out, however we by no means talked about it as a result of you’ll be able to’t. I’m excited tonight to have the ability to textual content her and say it was me! We labored collectively for 3 weeks and it was enjoyable!”
For her third look, Siwa-as-T-Rex carried out “Jai Ho! (You Are My Future),” by A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls (coincidentally, ‘Masked Singer’ panelist Nicole Scherzinger wrote a part of that music as a member of the Dolls). In earlier weeks she carried out “So What,” by Pink, and “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.
In the end, Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg and Robin Thicke found out it was Siwa, whereas Ken Jeong guessed Liza Koshy and visitor panelist Will Arnett thought it was Tara Lipinski. In earlier weeks the panelists additionally guessed Kourtney Kardashian, Maddie Ziegler, Rebecca Black, Lily Singh, and Mikaela Shiffrin.
“I’ve a extremely recognizable voice,” Siwa stated. “And nobody fairly makes use of power of their efficiency like I exploit power, so I knew individuals had been going to guess me. It was only a matter of how rapidly they had been going to guess me. It’s enjoyable to be guessed.”
Siwa stated she didn’t hesitate to hitch the present when she was approached: “I believe if anyone was requested to do ‘The Masked Singer’ they’d be loopy to say ‘no’ to it,” she stated. “I knew it was going to be enjoyable earlier than I did it, in order quickly as I bought the chance, I used to be like, ‘sure.’”
Siwa needed to be a dinosaur on the present earlier than she even joined, however didn’t inform the producers or costume designers. Once they approached her with the T-Rex as one in all her costume prospects, she stated it was a simple choose — even when the costume was a bit cumbersome.
“It was positively arduous and positively tiring and the costume was tiring,” she stated. “It positively was difficult, it was about figuring it out. The tail was sophisticated and induced fairly a little bit of hassle. However apart from the tail, it was simply actually heavy and scorching.”
Siwa was the third star to be kicked off in Group C, the ultimate of three teams of six celebrities (making 18 complete) competing on this 12 months’s competitors. Her exit this season follows Lil Wayne, Drew Carey, Chaka Khan, Tony Hawk, Dionne Warwick, Tom Bergeron, Sarah Palin and Bella Thorne.
Now that the Group C championships are over, subsequent week kicks off the second part of Season 3, with the ultimate 9 going at it: White Tiger, Turtle, Kangaroo, Frog, Kitty, Banana, Rhino, Astronaut and Night time Angel.
Right here’s a recap of the opposite contestants and their performances on Wednesday:
Night time Angel
Music: “Shout!” by the Isley Brothers
Voice-over: “Changing into the Night time Angel has been so therapeutic. I’ve been doing this since I used to be a teen, however I by no means felt free as I do below this masks. Right here’s a good friend from highschool to inform you slightly extra about these early days.”
Night time Angel’s good friend: >: Night time Angel at all times needed to juggle faculty with chasing her dream. So she missed out on lots. Like senior promenade. However one factor she was decided to not miss was incomes her diploma. Our commencement conflicted with an enormous profession alternative for her. However she refused to overlook that day that she labored so arduous for. As a result of that’s simply Night time Angel. She stays true to herself regardless of the celebrity that has come her manner.
Night time Angel bonus clue: “Shhh… I’ve at all times had religion.”
Panel guesses: Taraji P. Henson, Janet Jackson, Mayim Bialik, Toni Braxton
Earlier songs: “You Give Love a Dangerous Title,” by Bon Jovi; “Million Causes,” by Girl Gaga
Earlier panel guesses: Taylor Dayne, Monica, Lil Kim, Regina King, Jessica Simpson, Taraji P. Henson
Music: “Form of You,” by Ed Sheeran
Voice-over: “Once I began this journey, I by no means knew how at house I’d really feel on this house go well with. It makes me form of overlook that I’m nonetheless solely human. However right here’s my bro pilot, who is aware of me higher than anybody.”
Astronaut’s bro pilot: “Astronaut’s a terrific captain. He is aware of learn how to lead a crew. However generally he is usually a complete house cadet. One time in entrance of hundreds of individuals, he took an enormous nosedive and fell flat on his face. Anybody else would have stated ‘bye bye bye’ and known as it quits. However not our astro, he bought proper again up. No stumble can cease him from reaching for the moon. And the identical goes for that golden masks.”
Astronaut bonus clue: “I’m all for horses.”
Panel guesses: Eddie Vedder, JC Chasez, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
Earlier songs: “You Say” by Lauren Daigle, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Marvel
Earlier panel guesses: Adam Devine, Josh Hutcherson, Lance Bass, Zac Efron, Donald Glover, Corey Feldman, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
Music: “Tracks of My Tears,” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Voice-over: “Regardless of rising to the highest of my subject, I’ve struggled with fixed criticism. So, being right here and receiving a lot reward is past humbling. Few individuals have been by my aspect throughout the ups and downs fairly like my faculty roommate.”
Rhino’s faculty roommate: “Rhino is the primary individual I met once I went to varsity. We each had by no means surfed earlier than however needed to test it out. We thought it will be a stroll within the park. However after we hit the waves, we had been horrible with it. For me, it was hopeless. However Rhino saved at it and have become a beast on the market. The babes couldn’t resist his sick strikes. However, actual speak, that’s simply Rhino. When he needs to perform one thing, he’ll out work anyone. He would possibly appear to be a tricky beast, however belief me, he’s a complete softie who wears his coronary heart on his sleeve. I understand how necessary that is to him, so I hope he rides this wave all the best way to the tip.”
Rhino bonus clue: “I don’t take pleasure in lengthy walks by the water.”
Panel guesses: David Hasselhoff, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell
Earlier songs: “Have a Little Religion in Me,” by John Hiatt; “Good to Meet Ya,” by Niall Horan
Earlier panel guesses: Jason Aldean, Tim Tebow, Tim McGraw, Chris Pratt, Ryan Lochte