SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn forward in case you have 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. A lot of viewers had figured it out — however per the guidelines of the present, the YouTube and Nickelodeon star needed to maintain her lips sealed.
“I believe the hardest factor was the secrecy from my individuals and my mates,” Siwa advised Selection. “The exhausting factor was social media. ‘The Masked Singer’ on social media, whomever runs the web page is superb. They’ll tweet and ask, ‘Do you suppose T-Rex is JoJo Siwa’ and so they’ll tag me, ‘@JoJoSiwa, what do you suppose? Is it you?’ And you may’t prefer it, you may’t do something. In order that made it exhausting. And in addition, I movie my life each single day and I’m posting on-line each single day. So to not submit about this was so bizarre. I wished to submit, clearly.”
Making it doubly uncommon: One of “The Masked Singer” dancers additionally works as a backup dancer for Siwa, who went on tour final yr.
“However she didn’t know who it was, since you may’t know,” Siwa mentioned. “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 may’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 half of that track as a member of the Dolls). In earlier weeks she carried out “So What,” by Pink, and “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.
Finally, 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 very recognizable voice,” Siwa mentioned. “And nobody fairly makes use of power of their efficiency like I exploit power, so I knew individuals have been going to guess me. It was only a matter of how rapidly they have been going to guess me. It’s enjoyable to be guessed.”
Siwa mentioned 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 mentioned. “I knew it was going to be enjoyable earlier than I did it, in order quickly as I bought the alternative, I used to be like, ‘sure.’”
Siwa wished to be a dinosaur on the present earlier than she even joined, however didn’t inform the producers or costume designers. After they approached her with the T-Rex as one of her costume prospects, she mentioned it was a straightforward choose — even when the costume was a bit cumbersome.
“It was undoubtedly exhausting and undoubtedly tiring and the costume was tiring,” she mentioned. “It undoubtedly was difficult, it was about figuring it out. The tail was difficult and prompted fairly a bit of bother. However other than the tail, it was simply actually heavy and sizzling.”
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 yr’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 Evening Angel.
Here’s a recap of the different contestants and their performances on Wednesday:
Tune: “Shout!” by the Isley Brothers
Voice-over: “Turning into the Evening 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 beneath this masks. Here’s a good friend from highschool to inform you somewhat extra about these early days.”
Evening Angel’s good friend: >: Evening Angel all the time needed to juggle faculty with chasing her dream. So she missed out on loads. 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 exhausting for. As a result of that’s simply Evening Angel. She stays true to herself regardless of the fame that has come her method.
Evening Angel bonus clue: “Shhh… I’ve all the time had religion.”
Panel guesses: Taraji P. Henson, Janet Jackson, Mayim Bialik, Toni Braxton
Earlier songs: “You Give Love a Unhealthy Identify,” by Bon Jovi; “Million Causes,” by Woman Gaga
Earlier panel guesses: Taylor Dayne, Monica, Lil Kim, Regina King, Jessica Simpson, Taraji P. Henson
Tune: “Form of You,” by Ed Sheeran
Voice-over: “After I began this journey, I by no means knew how at house I’d really feel on this area go well with. It makes me variety 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 an ideal captain. He is aware of the best way to lead a crew. However generally he generally is a complete area cadet. One time in entrance of hundreds of individuals, he took an enormous nosedive and fell flat on his face. Anybody else would have mentioned ‘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 Surprise
Earlier panel guesses: Adam Devine, Josh Hutcherson, Lance Bass, Zac Efron, Donald Glover, Corey Feldman, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
Tune: “Tracks of My Tears,” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Voice-over: “Regardless of rising to the prime 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 facet throughout the ups and downs fairly like my faculty roommate.”
Rhino’s faculty roommate: “Rhino is the first individual I met after I went to school. We each had by no means surfed earlier than however wished to test it out. We thought it might be a stroll in the park. However after we hit the waves, we have been horrible with it. For me, it was hopeless. However Rhino stored at it and have become a beast on the market. The babes couldn’t resist his sick strikes. However, actual discuss, that’s simply Rhino. When he desires to perform one thing, he’ll out work anyone. He would possibly appear like a troublesome beast, however belief me, he’s a complete softie who wears his coronary heart on his sleeve. I understand how vital that is to him, so I hope he rides this wave all the strategy to the finish.”
Rhino bonus clue: “I don’t get pleasure from 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