AceShowbiz - "The Masked Singer" introduced three new contestants in the Wednesday, November 9 episode. In the "Hall of Fame Night" episode, two singers would be unmasked with the late, great Leslie Jordan and comedian Joel McHale joining as guest panelists for the night.
Judge Nicole Scherzinger kicked off the episode, which was filmed prior to Leslie's October 24 death, with her own performance of "Fame" by Irene Cara. Following it up was Bride, who was the first contestant to hit the stage that night.
In his clue package, there were a rose, a globe with a crown on it, a man wearing two pins and a sign with musical notes. He then sang "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon. Jenny McCarthy was pleasantly surprised that he sounded like a real rockstar. Nicole guessed Steven Seagal or David Coverdale from Whitesnake with Robin Thicke mentioning Carrot Top.
Up next was Gopher. In his clue package, he said, "This gopher is an intergalactic space cowboy who earned his rightful spots in the Hall of Fame." As for his visual clues, it included a spaceship, a desert landscape, someone with purple hair, some moon rocks, a constellation in the sky of a corgi and a Grammy Award.
Singing "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers, Gopher showed off his deep, gravely voice. Jenny thought Gopher could be Martin Lawrence and Leslie named Flavor Flav or Lil Nas X. Joel mentioned George Wallace, while Robin guessed Sly Stone or George Clinton.
The next performer was Venus Flytrap, the last contender of the night. "Becoming a Hall-of-Famer isn't easy, but I've done it twice. The first time was in my 20s. Nobody thought I could do it again in my 40s, but I went down as one of the best in history. I didn't stop there. My greatest hit came in the next decade of my life," he said in his clue package. The constellation Orion's Belt, various pool or beach items like a lawn chair, floaties and towels, a flamingo, a gold medal, a TV Guide magazine and horseshoe were included in his visual package.
Venus Flytrap took the stage to sing "Get Ready" by The Temptations. After the performance, Leslie guessed that Venus Flytrap was Mike Tyson. Jenny thought he could be Bo Jackson. Nicole mentioned Charles Barkley, while Robin believed it was George Foreman.
It was then revealed that Venus Flytrap was the first singer to get eliminated. Before he was unmasked, the panelists shared their final guesses that included Bo Jackson (Jenny), Charles Barkley (Nicole), Mike Tyson (Leslie), Mickey Rourke (Joel) and George Foreman (Robin). Robin was right because Venus Flytrap was George Foreman!
Gopher and Bride then went against each other for the Battle Royale. They hit the stage to sing their own take on "All Star" by Smash Mouth. Both singers were stunning during their performances but there was only one winner and it was Bride.
Before Gopher took off his mask, the panelists made their final guesses. Leslie still went with Flavor Flav, Joel named George Wallace, Jenny mentioned Bootsy Collins, while Robin and Nicole believed that Gopher was George Clinton. Robin once again got it right as Gopher was revealed to be George Clinton!