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The Masked Dancer Recap for 12/27/2020: A Ball of a Time

Fox’s The Masked Dancer premiered tonight as an eight week special event. Craig Robinson hosts, while Brian Austin Green, Paula Abdul, Ashley Tisdale and Dr. Ken Jeong judge.

 

Eight mystery celebrities will dance for their chance to stay in the competition and win. However, tonight we will only see five of them. They will also say word in their own voice to

 

HAMMERHEAD CLUES:

Always killing it.

Workaholic.

Cup of Joe.

Early accomplishments.

Shifting into someone else.

Unhappy with who he has become.

Moving forward by moving backwards.

Carrots.

DRAMATIC (in own voice)

 

He dances to Everybody by Backstreet Boys and begins by stripping down into beach gear and playing with a beach ball with his backup dancers. The routine is cute and fun, but my concern is that he will end up falling into the first performance curse if the other dancers do well.

 

The judges agree he has a youthful, entertaining vibe that also has a boy band vibe.

 

Guesses:

Carrot Top

Joe Jonas

Zac Efron

 

TULIP CLUES:

11 on cereal.

Acrobatics in yearbook.

Bullying.

All in this together.

TikTok sign.

Clock.

Heel clicks

TRIPLE (in own voice)

 

She dances to Fergalicious by Fergie. There were a lot of fun moves and lifts, as well as a ton of pep and spirit. Then she surprises us with some tapping and spins.

 

The judges loved the emotion, sass and clean footwork. They agree she is a trained dancer in control of her body.

 

Guesses:

Charli D’Amelio

Ariana Grande

Heather Morris

 

 

CRICKET CLUES:

Bet on self.

Considers himself lovely.

Felt like he was being punked when it came to love.

Part of a power couple.

Apprentice.

Ace cards.

90210

Accomplished (in own voice)

 

He is a cute, fun dancer with amazing backup dancers that manage to do well without being too distracting.

 

The judges love him and his spirit and how he committed to his character.

 

Guesses:

Ian Ziering

Ashton Kutcher

Jim Carrey

Ryan Reynolds

 

DISCO BALL CLUES:

Grew up in a rough block.

Lost parents at young age.

Shark in swimming pool.

Gavel.

Bone with J.

Grammy (in own voice)

 

He seems to dance kind of slow in the beginning and then hits his stride at the end with, well, disco! It is definitely not the strongest dance of the night, but it is quite interesting.

 

The judges say he has some swag and confidence, as well as some old school entertaining.

 

Guesses:

LL Cool J

MC Hammer

Smokey Robinson

 

EXOTIC BIRD CLUES:

Race track.

Rain.

Being bullied.

Eggs.

Scored (in own voice)

2007

 

This is an incredible Latin dance with incredible footwork and turns. There is a lot of

 

The judges love the athleticism and natural rhythm. They think that if she is not a dancer then, she picks up on it quickly.

 

Guesses:

Venus Williams

Jennifer Hudson

Hope Solo

 

 

The dancer that is eliminated is…..DISCO BALL

 

More clues: He was on the small and big screen, won more awards, famous in the 90s and may have been on the radio.

 

Final Guesses:

Brian: LL Cool J

Dr. Ken: Smokey Robinson

Paula: Ving Rhames

Ashley: Lionel Ritchie

 

REVEAL!!!

 

The DISCO BALL IS ICE T!!!! His daughter loved The Masked Singer and wanted him to do the show and he eventually got the call. He said he had a lot of fun and revealed that the salute was a nod to his military career.

 

The episode ends with him dancing one last time. Join us next week for more!

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