ATTENTION SPOILER: Don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched episode 11 of Season 5 of The Masked Singer, which airs on May 12 on Fox.
Hanson has been removed from The Masked Singer. The pop star brothers were exposed in Wednesday’s episode as Russian Dolls.
The trio became the first band to compete in the show; last season, the couple Clint Black and Lisa Hartman presented themselves as a duet under the costume of the Snow Owls. But the Hanson brothers told Variety they were drawn to the idea of bringing out another “Masked Singer” first. At first, the participants in the show could not even understand how many performers were on stage.
“It was very clear from the start that they liked the idea of playing the game,”
Isaac Hanson added, “We may be brothers, but we don’t really have to be brothers who know our smell.”
Among the participants in the discussion, Nicole Scherzinger achieved it for the second week in a row with Hanson, which Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg also correctly suggested. Ken Yong went with another family: the Jonas brothers. Robin Tick chose Sugarland. Commission guest Rob Riggle also jumped on Hanson’s train after initially guessing Devo.
Add to the guessing game: Sometimes four Russian dolls would be on stage. “There are certain rules they try to follow,” said Zack Hanson. “You really don’t want to have extra performers who are part of the actual competitor outside the dancers, so we try to use the dancers to move the dolls when they’re out of the camera. There were a few times when the dolls were moved to a camera or the big doll was motionless and you didn’t really know if anyone was there? It was just trying to make the game more fun. At one point, there would be a robotic controlled fifth doll, but he clearly broke the rules. It was too much. “
Isaac Hanson said it was hard to be in Russian Dolls, but he was grateful he didn’t have to study any choreography: “I’d say the hardest thing about it was just being able to see where you were going.” he said. “Your actual range of motion in terms of legs and things is actually quite limited due to the way the suit was. So in a sense, this actually had a good effect on the lack of coordination. I wouldn’t want to be asked to do much more than us, because I kept fucking the simple things we did. But the hardest part was not getting disoriented. “
In previous episodes, participants guessed Boyz II Men, Vanessa Hudgens, Darren Chris, Matthew Morrison / Kevin McHale / other Glee stars, Gwen Stephanie and No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont, Sugarland, Jacksons, 98 Pentatonics, Brothers degrees, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback. But the Internet realized that Hanson was really fast.
“It’s going both ways,” said Zack Hanson. “On the one hand, you’re proud to be able to trick people into thinking you’re someone else. And on the other hand, if you have three people singing and harmonizing and at one point pretty quickly, they don’t compare you to themselves, you’re like, “Hey, haven’t you thought about Hanson ?!” I think it was great to make comparisons with really great artists from Jacksons to Boyz II Men. There are all sorts of great singers who have thrown it out there, but I will say this, I didn’t expect the audience to announce so clearly in the online chat that you can see as episode one, they were like, “This is Hanson.” ‘”
Hanson performed “Still Standing” by Elton John for their latest song; before that they sang “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson; “Miracle,” by Sean Mendes; “You want to want me,” by Jason Derulo; “24K Magic”, by Bruno Mars; and “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. And who knows, the band said they could add some of those songs to their tour once they hit the road again.
“Man in the Mirror is a song we love, and to deal with Michael Jackson, it was a really big deal,” said Zack Hanson. “It was great because I felt like we had the opportunity to start strong with something that’s just an eternal song that we love to sing. 24K Magic was what we were really excited to do, but we definitely doubted if we thought we could do it well. “
Taylor Hanson said the band also enjoyed “stretching different muscles like arrangers.” We could throw in a person singing a party and change the lead, and also bring something different to the show. They had no harmony or harmony in a group because there were never more than two people. So we just felt like this combination of elements, we really appealed to the opportunity that came up with us, because we weren’t in regular time, where we were often on tour, and we went from city to city. “
Hanson was currently scheduled to tour Australia, but the pandemic kept them at home in Oklahoma. Instead, they are already releasing new music – a song every month – which will eventually be compiled into a new album, Against the World. The group notes that they will also celebrate their 30th anniversary together.
“All these songs against Against the World speak of difficult problems and there is hope for quality, but also for conflicts and challenges and for overcoming oneself,” said Zack Hanson. “And I think it’s a great project to let people watch every song a little longer to dwell on every story because they have something to say.”
Hanson as the Russian dolls joined undisclosed celebrities Tyris Gibson (Robopin), Bobby Brown (Cancer), Tamerra Moury (Shell), Mark McGrath (Orca), Nick Cannon (Bulldog), Logan Paul (Grandpa Monster), Danny Trejo as Raccoon), Caitlin Jenner (as Phoenix) and Kermit the Frog (as Snail).
Season 5 entrants boast a combined 26 Grammy nominations, nine multi-platinum singles, four Oscar nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six gold medals and two world records.
New this season is the masked celebrity “Cluedle-Doo”, which offers additional hints for each athlete. Scherzinger suggested that Joel McHale might be a frequent guest on the discussion.
Once, the participants in the show competed for the Golden Ear trophy based on their first impressions of each masked performer (which McCarthy won last time). Jeong and McCarthy Wahlberg had two points each in this episode.
Scherzinger’s initial guess was the entire Glee lineup. Thicke went with the Black Eyed Peas (in particular, Will.i.am and Fergie). McCarthy Wahlberg named Boyz II Men. Yong’s first impression was Donnie and Marie Osmond. No one took another point.
Here are the other contestants and what they did in Wednesday’s episode, “Quarterfinals – Five Fans’ Favorites”:
Song: “I think out loud,” by Ed Sheeran
Super hair dryer Super evidence: “Cher. We were both part of iconic fantasy movies. And she was part of my world the first time I shared my voice. “
Swan Mailbox: “You are mega talented. I will never forget when you were at Oprah, and so excited that you recently received the recognition you deserved. “
Panel assumptions: Dua Lipa, Norman
Previous songs: Barracuda, from the heart; In My Blood, by Sean Mendes; “How Will I Know,” by Whitney Houston, “Use Someone,” by Kings of Leon; “Do I,” by Stevie Wonder
Previous assumptions on the panel: Anya Taylor-Joy, Camilla Cabello, Leona Lewis, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Simpson, Emily Osment, Victoria Justice, Brenda Song, Kesha, Demi Lovato, Becky G, Joe Joe, Christina Milian, Mandy Moore
Song: “Superpersition”, by Stevie Wonder, with open opera
Super hair dryer Super evidence: “Bruce Willis. I was speechless when we met. It’s always cool to meet a fellow action star.”
Piglet’s mailbox: “Whether on TV or on my headphones, I’m so lucky I found you in the ’90s. But I’ve never envied your public relations. “
Panel assumptions: Justin Timberlake, Jeremy Renner, Nick Lachi
Previous songs: “Without words”, by Dan + Shay; “It’s Good to Be Alive,” by Andy Gramer, “7 Years,” by Lucas Graham, “The Challenger,” by Foo Fighters; “Against all odds (look at me now),” by Phil Collins
Previous panel assumptions: Adam Lambert, Charlie Putt, JC Chavez, Austin Mahone, Jonathan Knight, Zane Malik, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Lance Bass, Chris Pine, Adam Levine, Ellie or Peyton Manning, Ian Somerhalder, Taylor Laler, Taylor
Song: “Bless the Broken Road,” by Rascal Flatts
Super hair dryer Super evidence: “Didi, with whom I was lucky to work. He helped me reach the top of the mountain. ”
Yeti Mailbox: “You are a real triple – no, quadruple threat. I am happy to join the legend of a masked singer and I am proud to be your biggest fan. “
Clueledoo Clue: “He makes a much better expert than you.”
Panel assumptions: Channing Tatum, Twista, Ne-Yo
Previous songs: “If It’s Not Love,” by New Edition; Lonely, by Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco; “It Takes Two,” by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
Previous panel assumptions: Ray J., Justin Bieber, Taran Kilam, Todrick Hall, Justin Timberlake, Omarion, Mario, Jason Derulo, Vin Diesel, Trey Songs, Miguel
Song: “Play it hot,” from Snoop Dogg’s feat. Farrell Williams
Super hair dryer Super evidence“Jackie Chan. He’ll always bring that rumble to the stage, just like me.”
Chameleon’s mailbox: “Every friend of Martha Stewart’s is my friend. I even saw you play at Madison Square Garden. I wish you only success. “
Panel assumptions: Blake Griffin, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg
Previous songs: Ride Wit Me, by Nelly; “21 questions”, 50 Cent feat. Nate Dog; Hip-Hop, by Dead Prez; “Regulation” by Warren G. feat. Nate Dog; “Put your hand where my eyes see,” by Busta Rhymes
Previous panel assumptions: Dwight Howard, Redfu, Nick Cannon, Iman Schumpert, Dwayne Wade, 2 Chains, Waka Flock Flame, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Machine Gun, Kyrie Irving, G-Eazy, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg