Initially, Elizabeth Smart was not interested in Fox’s “Masked Dancer.” But after her grandmother died, Smart said she had an insight.
“She certainly lived a full life,” Smart said. “As I sat at her funeral thinking about life and death, I just thought it was good to have fun. It is good to do something happy. Not everything I do has to be 100% serious all the time. I’m more than a one-sided person, so why not. “
Smart was revealed to be the man under the costume of the moths in Wednesday’s issue of The Masked Dancer. Smart said she also felt that after the dark events of 2020, she wanted to do something light and fun.
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Smart was exposed after dancing to Michael Buble’s version of “Sway.” She said she kept her role in “The Masked Dancer” a secret from everyone except her husband and her manager.
“It’s not that I’ve rejected these types of shows before, but I think it has given me a new and better appreciation for them,” she said. “There are so many talented, kind, good people who work in these shows that I think I really just want to make people smile. It was a really good experience for me, which really helped me to better understand everyone involved in the whole process. “
Smart, who was abducted and sexually abused as a teenager, has become a defender of missing persons and victims of assault.
Smart told Variety that she expects some viewers to be surprised by her participation in the show. “I don’t think most people know me well.” “I would have thought I would do something like that,” she said. “Life should also be happy, not just serious all the time. And I want to have a happy life, as much as I have a meaningful life associated with positive change and education and prevention. I also want to have a happy life and it is good if other people see this country of mine. “
Among the participants in the discussion, Brian Austin Green coped with Smart, Ken Jeong named Karlie Kloss, Paula Abdul guessed Kathy Griffin, and Ashley Tisdale thought she was Jewel. The guest of the discussion, Cheryl Hines, chose Meghan Kelly.
Previously, Smart danced on “Boot Scootin Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn, and in their first episode, the cast suggested Kelly, Monica Lewinsky and Marla Maples.
The “Masked Dancer” includes the “Word Up” feature, in which each contestant says in one word the key to their identity. Smart’s first “Word Up” is “Inspired” and the second “Word Up” is “Bestseller”.
Costumes this season include zebra, tulip, sloth, exotic bird, cotton candy, cricket, disco ball, moth, ice cube and hammer. Bill Nye, Science Guy as Ice Cube and Ice-T as Disco Ball were previously unmasked.
The show featured a cast of 10 celebrities who have collected over 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy Awards, 20 Grammy nominations, 10 world dance titles, five best-selling original titles in New York. Times, four Olympic gold medals and three appearances on the Broadway show. “
Here are the other contestants and their performances in episode three “Playoffs from Group B – these masks do not lie!”:
Dance: “All my life” by K-Ci and Jojo
Word Up: “Champion”
Panel assumptions: Floyd Mayweather, Mario Lopez, Tito Ortiz, Tony Robbins
Voice transfer: “It was amazing to get back on this big stage. It really gave me that little taste of adrenaline I’ve been missing since my golden promotion to ZEO. Our mission at Zebra Inc. is to help others, especially those who may not be able to help themselves. Childhood was difficult, surrounded by poverty and crime. But I have also always had love and I would never get to where I am today without the support of some great mentors and friends. That’s why I have to go back and be a hero to all the little zebras out there who need someone to believe in them. Sometimes life is crazy, but love will always help you fight it. My first dance was a fun salsa, but tonight I’m slowing it down with a sexy duet. You wouldn’t know how hard it is to bring sex like a zebra, but just like life, if I can direct love, I’ll come out on top. “
Previous dance: “Magalehna”, by Sergio Mendes
Previous word up: “Come back”
Previous panel assumptions: Ricky Martin, Kevin Richardson, Pitbull
Dance: “Sour Candy”, by Lady Gaga feat. Blackpink
Word Up: “Team player”
Panel assumptions: Tara Lipinski, Christy Yamaguchi, Jenna’s Council
Voice transfer: “It was a terrible fall. But do you think I’ll let a fall stop me? No way. I’m used to failures. I grew up in a place where life was carefree and simple. For everyone except me. It was so hard to balance practice with everything else in my life. I missed so many stages and started to feel icy by children my age. I even missed my prom. Sometimes he made me scream. But all these years later, I am really grateful for these sacrifices. Because I succeeded here and I take a big risk again. Last time it was just me and my partner. But tonight I’m with a group of the most talented dancers. That’s why I have to stand out and show on the panel why I deserve a place in the Super Six. “
Previous dance: “Shine in the Air”, by Pink
Previous word up: “Most watched time”
Previous panel assumptions: Jenna Board, Pink, Julianne Hough
Dance: “Up Where We Belong,” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warns
Word Up: “Leading man”
Panel assumptions: Jonathan Groff, Keegan-Michael Key, Will Ferrell
Voice transfer: “Last week was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life. Just kidding. This is not difficult for stars like me! But I didn’t always feel that way. When I was young, we moved to a new place with a new language. I didn’t fit. Eventually I got the reputation of a bad boy. The truth is, I was afraid to show people the true self. But I took a risk and jumped. And it happened. I learned so much about myself. So tonight I’m taking another chance and exposing my soul on stage. It is not easy for me to be vulnerable. But if I can make you laugh in the process, then everything will be worth it. “
Previous dance: “What I like about you,” from the romantics
Previous word up: Broadway
Previous panel assumptions: Matthew Morrison, Kevin Federline, Jason Derulo