SPOILER ALERT: Read no further if you haven’t seen Season 4, Episode 3 of “The Masked Singer”, which aired October 7 on Fox.
“The Masked Singer” said 9021- “no” to Brian Austin Green, who is the third celebrity to be unmasked this season.
The former “Beverly Hills 90210” student, who had been disguised as a Giraffe, left the show Wednesday night after performing Kool and the Gang’s “Get Down on It”. (Scroll down to see his unmasking.)
Neither of the show’s presenters understood it to be Green, including Robin Thicke, even though the two were childhood friends.
“We’ve been best friends for about three years,”
Instead, it was guest speaker Joel McHale who came closest, naming Green co-star “90210” Jason Priestley as his guess. Coordinator Nicole Scherzinger also came a staggering distance, decoding a clue like “Megan Fox” (Green’s ex-wife) – but going with Shia LaBeouf, co-star of Fox’s “Transformers”.
In the end, it was panelist Ken Jeong who went with Shia LaBeouf, while Scherzinger guessed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Thicke landed on Travis Barker. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg’s hypothesis was another Green: Seth Green.
Brian Austin Green joins previously unmasked Season 4 celebrities Busta Rhymes and Mickey Rourke (who unmasked himself in Episode 2).
Green said the COVID-19 pandemic was “a big motivator” in his decision to join the show. “Everyone has been sitting at home,” he said. “I’m an entertainer, that’s what I’ve been doing all my life. You start to get to the point where it’s like, man, I have to do something. right to do. It’s not a competing show. Nobody really judges anything. It’s just about having fun.
“It was almost like this wish list idea,” he added. “Once it’s been proposed to me and I’ve thought about it like, wait, then I’ll perform in a really elaborate costume. And be completely anonymous. I may never have the opportunity to do something like this again, so why not?”
Coming home after two shows, Green said it suited him, in part because that costume was so big and warm.
“It was a little bit of the right amount, not because it wasn’t fun, but because that costume was a lot,” she said. “In a way you manage to get through the two performances and you feel that I don’t know how many more of them I can do.”
The appearance of “The Masked Singer” comes a year after his last concert at Fox, the ultra-meta limited series “BH90210”. Green said he was okay with the fact that “BH90210” was one and done.
“From the very beginning with Fox, I always had the impression that it was going to be a summer event, that it was going to be this six-episode miniseries,” he said. “So I didn’t really expect to go back and do more. I know some people were and some people hoped they would, but I really feel like we told the story we were going to tell. If all these shows that are coming out were true and own reboots of things, this would be the making of one of those. It’s a really fun idea and it ended with the show being picked up and we at Fox ahead of time. “
McHale opened the show wearing a Robin Thicke mask and performing the musician’s hit “Blurred Lines,” the first ever true performance by a guest panel member who was also not a contestant.
New this season, show attendees are also vying for a “Golden Ear” trophy based on their first impressions of each masked artist – and as McCarthy Wahlberg correctly guessed Rourke as last week’s unmasked celebrity, he is now joining Thicke and Scherzinger with one point each. Jeong has zero so far.
No one picked up points this week with their first impressions: Will.i.am (Ken Jeong), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Nicole Scherzinger), Travis Barker (Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg), Jaleel White (Robin Thicke).
Here are the other contestants and their performances on the third night:
Song: “Falling”, by Harry Styles
Track: Planet: “The second rock from the sun may be far away, but it should get you closer to me.”
The assumptions of the panel: Gloria Gaynor, Katy Perry, Vanessa Williams
Voiceover: “I chose the popcorn costume because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. But my favorite part so far is flirting with Nick. I’m not the only one here who looks like a snack. I haven’t always been a healthy treat. When I was very young, I suffered from a bizarre condition. I couldn’t eat or sleep. I developed severe anxiety and felt like I was in an emotional prison. Until I dug deep into my pop core and found my voice. Which took me away from the drama, on the other side. Yes, thanks to my voice I survived. And tonight I can offer another delightful performance. “
Previous song: “What About Us” by Pink
Previous assumptions: Tina Turner, Carole Baskin, Mary J. Blige
Song: “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor (feat. John Legend)
Track: Witch Hat: “We’ll tip our hat to anyone of you who understands the clue.”
The assumptions of the panel: Will Farrell and Rachel McAdams; Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood; Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Voiceover: “Our ‘Masked Singer’ debut was a blast. And while we love being the first ever to compete in pairs, shooting in a giant egg isn’t all that’s been said. Fortunately, we have always supported each other. Like when I was going through a complicated breakup and was overwhelmed by an avalanche of emotions. I took his side and was his anchor, despite the lashings of our community. And while I was below, he was my knight in shining armor. I had an opportunity worthy of a queen that I was too afraid to do. But I said, “You can do it!” So I took a leap of faith and it changed my life. Being there for each other has made us super tight. Usually not that tight!“
Previous song: “Say Something”, by A Great Big World
Previous panel suggestions: Amy Grant and Vince Gill; Donny and Marie Osmond; Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara
Song: “Pray”, by Kesha
Track: 8 Ball: “This magic 8 ball will help you recall my identity? Outlook isn’t that hot.”
The assumptions of the panel: Mandy Moore, Demi Lovato, Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood
Voiceover: “I love dressing myself. It’s like every day is Halloween. I really feel like a kid again. I lost most of my childhood growing up in a destroyed house. But lately I’ve made up for lost time. Discovering childhood outlets to make life magical. How to go into the woods to find harmony and nature. I love the dirt on my toes. A young memory of mine in the land that slips as my heart walks aligned. And I became a magician in cooking treats for like-minded girls and materials. Finally, I always look for the bright side, burning bad rumors from my life. Now I’m over the moon in this latest outing for fun and joy. “
Previous song: “Cuz I Love You”, by Lizzo
Previous panel suggestions: Katharine McPhee, Demi Lovato, Madonna
Watch Green’s unmasking below: