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Spoilers ahead for the Season 2 premiere of The Masked Singer!
Television's most bizarrely entertaining reality competition series is back! The Masked Singer has returned for Season 2 with a bunch of new mystery celebrity contestants, a little bit of a new format, and more shenanigans from the judges, who will struggle harder in the second season. The first competitors of the season were Butterfly, Egg, Thingamajig, Skeleton, Ladybug, Rottweiler, Tree, and Ice Cream. The premiere was a two-hour event that saw not one but two eliminations. Would the Egg be cracked? Would the Tree have to leaf? Would the judges throw the Skeleton a bone? Here's what happened.
The celebrity contestants all did admirable jobs of performing, and it's pretty clear that not all of them are trained singers. Despite their best efforts, Egg and Ice Cream were eliminated. Let's start with Egg:
Egg -- who named his strength as "well rounded" and his weakness as "cracks under pressure" -- first hit the stage with a rendition of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance." It was an energetic performance with a certain type of grace that, combined with the appearance of a skateboard in his clues, led several judges to suspect that he was either ice skater Johnny Weir or Adam Rippon, who already won one reality competition TV show.
He lost to Butterfly, however, and moved on to the smackdown round against Skeleton. Despite a solid performance of Blondie's "One Way or Another," he lost the smackdown to Skeleton with his "Hard to Handle" by Otis Redding. Ultimately, one of the initial judge guesses proved correct: it was Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir!
Now, onto Ice Cream!
Ice Cream's strength and weakness were no surprise. He was described as "super chill" but weak when faced with "high temperatures." His song was "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. While he wasn't the strongest at belting, his costume was a favorite of the judges for the night. The judge guesses were a little more varied for Ice Cream, with picks ranging from skateboarder Rob Dyrdek to DJ Marshmello.
When Ice Cream went to the smackdown round, he faced off against Ladybug. His performance of Devo's "Whip It" wasn't enough to beat Ladybug's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar. The time came for Ice Cream to lose his scoop, and he was revealed as YouTube personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins! None of the judges got it right! And not Freddie Highmore after all!
Now, how about a rundown of the contestants who are still in the running?
First Opponent: Egg
First Opponent: Skeleton
First Opponent: Thingamajig
First Opponent: Rottweiler
First Opponent: Ladybug
First Opponent: Ice Cream