Recap of ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 11, Episode 10: Poodle Moth Revealed

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not seen season 11, episode 10 of “The Masked Singer,” “Quarter Finals: Final Four,” which aired May 8 on Fox.

“This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz knew “The Masked Singer” would be a challenge. But that’s why Metz, who was revealed as the latest celebrity to be unmasked during Wednesday night’s quarterfinals, felt she had to do it.

“When I watched the show and saw my friends or colleagues on the show, I thought, how do they do that?” said Metz, who was revealed as the Poodle Moth. “And it was harder than I thought. I knew it would be like trying because it’s enough just to stand on stage and sing. But you like putting on a huge costume, not really knowing where you’re going and being guided by people in front of the live audience and the lights and stuff, there’s a lot of pressure. And because I am a singer and I love music, of course I want to do well. I don’t want to fall on my face. Even up until the last episode I thought, I don’t know if I could do this. This is difficult. I don’t think people realize it, but you just keep going and prepare as best you can, and then try to have as much fun as you can.

Metz sang ‘Price Tag’ by Jessie J this week. But she told it Variety that her favorite performance was Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” because it was personal. “It’s one of my favorite Miranda songs,” she said. “I can really relate to that song. Especially because we were recently renovating my parental home with my family and were going to sell it. So it was very topical.”

For Poodle Moth, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg hit it off with Chrissy Metz. Rita Ora recommended Faith Hill. Robin Thicke went with Shania Twain. Ken Jeong said it was Melissa McCarthy.

The two singers with the fewest votes were Poodle Moth and Gumball. The two then faced off in a slam, each performing their own version of Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Gumball won and will play in the semifinals next week along with Goldfish and Clock.

Chrissy Metz as Poodle Moth joins Corey Feldman (Seal) and Clay Aiken/Ruben Studdard (Beets), Jenifer Lewis (Miss Cleocatra), Kate Flannery (Starfish), Charlie Wilson (Ugly Sweater), DeMarcus Ware (Koala), Colton Underwood (Love Bird), Sisqó (Lizard), Billy Bush (Sir Lion), Joe Bastianich (Spaghetti & Meatballs), Savannah Chrisley (Afghan Hound) and Kevin Hart (Book) as the celebrities unmasked in this season’s ‘The Masked Singer’.

Back for season 11 are host Nick Cannon, alongside panelists Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, while Rita Ora has stepped up to the plate to fill in for Nicole Scherzinger, who was in London to star on the West End’s ‘Sunset Boulevard ‘.

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Season 11 of “The Masked Singer” will feature themed episodes including “The Wizard of Oz,” celebrating the 85th anniversary of the classic film; ‘Transformers’ (celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary) and music tributes including ‘Billy Joel Night’ and ‘Queen Night’. Other themes include ‘Girl Groups’, ‘Soundtrack of My Life’, ‘TV Theme Night’ and ‘Shower Anthems’.

Featuring a total of sixteen famous singers, including three ‘wild cards’, season 11 features new costumes including ‘Gumball’, ‘Lizard’, ‘Ugly Sweater’, ‘Goldfish’, ‘Starfish’, ‘Book’, ‘Gumball’, ‘ Miss Cleocatra,” “Afghan Hound,” “Beets,” “Poodle Moth,” “Clock,” “Spaghetti and Meatballs,” “Lizard,” “Koala,” “Seal,” and “Sir Lion.” According to the show, the season 11 contestants have a total of 22 Grammy nominations, 11 platinum albums, 33 Teen Choice nominations, 108 million records sold, 326 film appearances and 1.7 billion Spotify streams.

This means Group B winner Gumball will face Group A winner Goldfish and Group C’s Poodle Moth and Clock in the quarter-finals.

Here were the performances from Wednesday’s episode 10, “Quarterfinals: Final Four”:

Goldfish (Group A Champion)

Song: ‘Unforgettable’ by Nat King Cole

Panel guesses: Nicole Scherzinger, Hilary Duff, Julianne Hough

Phone message clue: “Hey honey, I’m so happy to see you flourishing in this competition. But honestly, I knew all along that you would. You don’t shy away from a challenge and you absolutely love performing live.”

Voice-over package: “It feels incredible to be the winner of Group A. The best thing about being here is that I get to do what I love. I feel like I’ve been through a lot in my career. When you’re young and suddenly a role model, there’s a lot of pressure to live up to expectations. And grow up for the whole world. People wanted me to be one thing: perfect. But perfection is impossible. All I am is resilient. In Hollywood you have to keep reinventing yourself. We are not the same from our teenage years to our adult years. And thank God! Tonight I sing ‘Unforgettable.’ And it would mean a lot to me if I reached the semi-finals. Because even though they say goldfish don’t have great memories, this experience is one I will never forget.”

Previous issues: “Vampire,” by Olivia Rodrigo, “Baby Come Back,” by Player; ‘The show must go on’, from Queen

Previous panel estimates: Lea Michele, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sarah Hyland, Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev, Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens

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Gumball (Group B Champion)

Song: “I Am Yours,” by Jason Mraz

Panel guesses: James van der Beek, Derek Hough, Taran Killam

Phone message clue: “Hello, Gumball, it’s your wife, Mrs. Gumball. I’m just so proud of you. And seeing you on that stage reminds me of the time you spent off-Broadway. You are really back in your element, and I am happy to see.”

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Voice-over package: “I’m still amazed that I made it to the quarter-finals. I wasn’t kidding when I told you I doubted I belonged on this stage. I think that’s why I ended up in the stunner on the first lap. But that turned out to be the awakening I needed to dig deep. As much self-doubt as I had, I think I have just as much fight in me. As an athlete, I felt like I was back on that field. I thought it was time to leave everything on stage. And that’s why I’m singing ‘I’m Yours’ tonight. It’s my battle cry for this match. I’m all for it. I am yours.’

Previous issues: “If I Only Had a Heart,” by Jack Haley; “Wide Open Spaces,” by the Chicks; “Carry On Wayward Son,” by Kansas

Previous panel estimates: Chace Crawford, Kevin Jonas, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Derek Hough, Taran Killam, Jack Black, Zachary Levi, James Marsden

Klok (Group C champion)

Song: “Get on Your Feet” by Gloria Estefan

Panel guesses: Stephanie Mills, Sister Sledge, Shirley Bassey

Phone message clue: “Hi mom, you never cease to amaze me. I’ve seen you perform thousands of times. I know you’re nervous tonight, but remember: you performed for the Pope! Ken Jeong should be a piece of cake.

Voice-over package: “It’s incredible to be in the quarter-finals as champions of Group C. And when you win against all these young whippersnappers, the clock is still in shock. When I was younger, everyone loved to hear me sing. Until I told her I wanted to do it for a living. Suddenly it was all, ‘What? Are you crazy?!’ You know, I was a young mother and the most worried was my own mother. She said, ‘How are you going to take care of these kids and sing in nightclubs?’ But that all changed when she saw me singing one night. She was mesmerized. And from then on it was a family affair. She helped where she could, and now my son actually works with me on tour. And thanks to their support, I have been able to stay on my feet all these years. Tonight I plan to get you on your feet. Because this clock is ticking for a place in the semi-finals!”

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Previous issues: ‘Piano Man’, by Billy Joel; “Good Times,” by Blinky and Jim Gilstrap; ‘Respect’, by Aretha Franklin

Previous panel estimates: Anita Baker, Evelyn Champagne King, Diana Ross, Stephanie Mills, Debbie Allen, Janet Jackson, Tina Knowles, Denice Williams

Poodle moth (panel saving group C)

Song: ‘Price Tag’, by Jessie J. ft. BOB

Panel guesses: Chrissy Metz, Sheryl Crow, Riley Keough

Phone message clue: From her sister: “Ooh, Poodle Moth. Is there anything you can’t do? Seriously, from performing in that costume to earning a Golden Globe nomination, your talents are endless. Keep singing with your heart and soul. I love you dearly.”

Voice-over package: “I was so disappointed when I lost the Battle Royale. So when the entire panel saved me, I was so grateful. Being saved reminds me of another time in my life when I was saved just when I needed it most. Before my big break, I had no cash. A credit card got interest and even had to borrow money for gas. I was afraid to answer my phone in case it was the debt collectors. Again. Until at one point I was so close to ignoring it. But for some reason, something inside me made me pick it up. And thank goodness, because that phone call changed everything. I got my big break, and the rest is history. And now, all these years later, here I am on the most fantastic stage, singing with my heart and soul as the adorable Poodle Moth. And I learned that you can’t put a price tag on fate.”

Previous issues: “Just the Way You Are,” by Billy Joel; ‘Unwritten’, by Natasha Bedingfield; ‘The House That Built Me’, by Miranda Lambert

Previous panel estimates: Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Rita Wilson, Melissa McCarthy, Lauren Graham, Connie Britton, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, Shania Twain

Last season’s performers included Ne-Yo as Cow, John Schneider as Donut, Macy Gray as Sea Queen and Janel Parrish as Gazelle, along with John Oates as Anteater, Keyshia Cole as Candelabra, Sebastian Bach as Tiki, Ginuwine as Husky , Ashley Parker Angel as S’more, Metta World Peace as Cuddle Monster, Luann de Lesseps as Hibiscus, Tyler Posey as Hawk, Billie Jean King as Royal Hen, Michael Rapaport as Pickle, Tom Sandoval as Diver, Anthony Anderson as Rubber Ducky and one-off special guest Demi Lovato as anonymous.

Fox Alternative Entertainment is behind “The Masked Singer,” produced by showrunner James Breen, Craig Plestis and Nick Cannon. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp.

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