Group B performed again tonight on The Masked Dancer. With a shocking reveal and only three members moving on, we’ve compiled all the clues and predictions for the third episode of the season.
The panelists were joined by guest Curb Your Enthusiasm star, Cheryl Hines. Everyone seemed to pick a completely different style of dance than their first performances. Zebra slowed it down with “All My Life” by K-Ci and Jojo. Cotton Candy went for a group number and displayed once again that she has an athletic or dance background. Moth veered away from country this week when she performed a routine to “Sway” by Michael Buble. In the end, it just wasn’t enough to keep the music going for Miss Moth, who was forced to remove her mask. In a surprise reveal, Moth turned out not to be Monica Lewinsky or Omarosa as many had predicted, including us, but instead, it was activist Elizabeth Smart.
In hindsight, the clues fit Smart well. Her harrowing experience rocked the world and definitely fit with Moth’s description of a traumatic experience. Smart wrote a best-selling book about her experience that explains those clues. She has worked hard for legislature over the years since her first meeting with President Bush, which was referenced by multiple clues. Her name was the focus of several of tonight’s clues, including her initials, EAS, and her last name, Smart. While no one was able to guess Moth’s identity, there are new sets of clues for the three remaining members of group B, who all move on to the Super Six.
Song: “All My Life” by K-Ci and Jojo
Clues: Clues included a nameplate that said Z.E.O. He spoke of helping mothers, especially those who can’t help themselves. There was a website called Dad’s Appliances Shop. Another visual clue was a UFO highlighted to read UFC. In his clue package, they blew up a record. He spoke of poverty and crime, tying in with last week’s clue of a rough neighborhood. More clues included cinnamon, a sword, and a fish. He said he would never have made it without the support of mentors and friends, then spoke of giving back while showing a photo of a lion chasing a zebra.
Word Up: Champion
Judges’ Guesses: Floyd Mayweather, Mario Lopez, Tito Ortiz
Prediction: Oscar De La Hoya
Song: “Sour Candy” by Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK
Clues: The clue package showed a book called The Cotton Candy Story and started with chapter one. She said she was used to setbacks and grew up where life was carefree and simple for everyone but Cotton Candy. She said it’s hard to balance practice with everything else in her life. Visual clues included balancing scales with the roman numeral X II, lipstick, an eagle with an American flag, and a peace sign or the number 2 held up. She said she missed out on milestones and often felt iced out from kids her age, even missing her own prom. She also said this wasn’t her first time falling on national TV.
Word Up: Team Player
Judges’ Guesses: Jenna Dewan, Tara Lipinski, Kristi Yamaguchi
Prediction: Gabby Douglas
Song: “Sway” by Michael Buble
Clues: The Moth Talks was clearly a Ted Talks clue. Moth said she never thought she’d be standing here dancing on national TV. She said she feels confident now, but was once a shy caterpillar trying to figure out her place in the world. The word metamorphosis had EAS highlighted. A photo of the Queen of England, the letters BYU, a Moth News with an article with the phrases: “survivor speaks,” “be brave”, and “be smart” with a picture of a gecko, and a row of dates were the remaining visual clues. There was also a photo of a chef sprinkling salt, often used as a meme for salty, shown.
Word Up: Best Seller
Judges’ Guesses: Karly Kloss, Omarosa, Megyn Kelly, Elizabeth Smart, Kathy Griffin
Revealed to be: Elizabeth Smart
Song: “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warren
Clues: Sloth said last week was one of the scariest of his life, then said he was just kidding, that it was not hard for stars like him. There were sports clues given when a baseball bat and soccer ball were shown. Moth said when he was young, he moved to a new place with a new language. There was a boombox held overhead, giving Say Anything vibes. He said he had a reputation as a bad boy and was afraid to show people the real Sloth. Other visual clues included a helmet and a backpack, the number 18, an I love you sign, maximum velocity, and a baby sloth in a box.
Word Up: Leading Man
Judges’ Guesses: Jonathan Groff, Keegan Michael Key, Will Ferrell
Prediction: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The Masked Dancer airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on Fox.