Lou Diamond Phillips shocked the panel on Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer” as he was revealed to be the Mantis, and Keenan Allen, the Los Angeles Chargers extensive receiver, was unmasked because the Gargoyle. This week’s competitors featured “Battle of the Saved,” during which three contestants who had been saved earlier this season, Medusa, Gargoyle, and Mantis, competed to maneuver on to the following spherical. A brand new twist to the competitors was additionally launched this season, “Ding Dong Keep It On,” permitting the panelists to save lots of a singer from elimination.
Phillips was approached a number of occasions previously to look on “The Masked Singer,” however his schedule did not permit for it. This time round, he sought his teenage daughter’s blessing, who’s an avid fan of the present. He stated, “My youngest daughter Indigo, who’s 15, it’s her favorite show. She gets on a FaceTime with a friend of hers and they watch together.” Together with his daughter’s permission, Phillips noticed the present as a “nice little family adventure.”
Because the Mantis, Phillips managed to shock the panel as none of them may guess his id. Robin Thicke thought it was Dennis Quaid, whereas Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg named Steve Buscemi and Kevin Bacon, respectively. Ken Jeong picked Brendan Fraser. Phillips admitted that performing within the Mantis costume was a problem, given the development of the pinnacle, wings, and tail, however he managed to determine find out how to transfer round and create a stage persona.
The Gargoyle was additionally unmasked, revealing Keenan Allen because the movie star behind the costume. The panelists, nonetheless, did not guess his id accurately. Thicke thought it was Joey Bosa, whereas Scherzinger named Marshawn Lynch, and Jeong went with Anthony Mackie. McCarthy Wahlberg guessed Michael B. Jordan.
Total, Phillips loved his expertise on the present, regardless of the challenges of performing within the costume. He stated, “It takes a lot of energy to maneuver that costume around and to perform in it, in the big fake leather jacket and the whole shoulder contraption that holds the head in place. It was a real steep learning curve to figure out how to get out there and to perform and not just stand in one place and sing.”
Just like final season, “The Masked Singer” has as soon as once more adopted a “Champion of Masked Singer” format, the place three costumed celebrities carry out in every episode, however just one strikes on to compete the next week. After every spherical, three finalists will compete within the semi-finals. This week, Lou Diamond Phillips was unmasked as Mantis, leaving Gargoyle and Medusa to face off in a “battle royale” with “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy. Keenan Allen was unmasked as Gargoyle after receiving fewer votes, whereas Medusa moved on to the following spherical.
Who’s left within the battle of The Masked Singer season 9?
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New episodes of The Masked Singer are broadcasted on FOX each Wednesday at 8 pm ET.