Sharon Osbourne visits ‘Masked Singer’ for Smackdowns

The X Factor UK colleagues Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger reunited on the Masked Singer panel. (Photo property of Syco Entertainment & iTV)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 

Reality TV royalty visited The Masked Singer! Former America’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK judge Sharon Osbourne reunited with fellow X Factor icon Nicole Scherzinger on The Masked Singer panel. Mrs. O arrived for part two of the Season Three smackdowns. 

Introduced last season, the smackdowns pits one masked performer against another. Two winners get safety, while the Bottom Two face off at the end of the show. Whoever wins that smackdown remains in the competition, while the loser is forced to reveal their identity. A few weeks ago, the first round saw the Astronaut pounce the Kangaroo, who turned out to be Jordyn Woods

Tonight, the Rhino, Kitty, Frog, and Banana fought for a spot in the Top Six. Who impressed Sharon Osbourne, Nicole, and the rest of the panel (Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, and Jenny McCarthy)? Which celebrities faced off? Who was forced to join Chaka Khan, JoJo Siwa, and Rob Gronkowski in the Masked Singer elimination club? Read on to find out! 

Before the show opened, The Masked Singer security guards stole the Kitty, Banana, Frog, and Rhino’s bags. The first face-off belonged to the Frog versus the Kitty. They are only the pair that has been together each week. The Frog went first and performed Pitbull’s “Fireball.” He is a talented rapper, but I did not enjoy the performance compared to his earlier outings. Sharon Osbourne called him a “great showman” and loved his dance moves. Inside his security bag were sneakers, a keyboard, and a flag of Japan. The panelists guessed Katt Williams, Alfonso Ribeiro, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. to be the Frog. 

Kitty Mask has been a fan-favorite for weeks, and she continued to deliver an impressive vocal performance. She tackled Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and once again…she gave me chills! The performance made Sharon Osbourne weep and called it “very beautiful.” Inside Kitty’s suitcase, there was a pope hat, a dragon, and an angel. The panel guessed Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Roberts, and Kate Bosworth. The audience and the group voted to send the Frog to the Super Six (WTH!) and the Kitty to go into the Smackdown.

The Rhino tackled Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours.” I felt like I was listening to a Backstreet Boy or an *NSYNC member singing this track. Sharon Osbourne loved his confidence but was confused about his identity. The Rhino’s bag contained a Christmas stocking, a Tennessee flag, and a house. The panel guessed that the Rhino was either Sam Hunt, David Hasselhoff, and Jonathan Scott. After voting, the Rhino won in the Super Six. That meant that the Banana would face off against the Kitty.

It is hard to believe that two of the season’s best singers are in the final Season Three smackdown. The Kitty chose Sia’s “Unstoppable” and stole the round. Meanwhile, the Banana countered with the Commodores’ “Brick House.” The panel decided that the Kitty would join the Frog and Rhino in the Super Six showdown. That meant that the Banana was leaving the competition. The panel guessed that the Banana was Bret Michaels (Jenny, Nicole, Robin, and Sharon Osbourne) and Brad Paisley (Ken). It turned out that Sharon Osbourne, Robin, and the ladies were right…it was BRET MICHAELS!

Next week, the Final Six face off for a spot in the Quarterfinals, and Gordon Ramsey joins the panel!

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