SPOILER ALERT: Don't learn forward when you have not watched Season 7, Episode 2, of “The Masked Singer,” “Masks at Daybreak — Spherical 1,” which aired March 15 on Fox.
Properly, that is awkward timing. Joe Buck was the most recent superstar to be revealed on Fox's “The Masked Singer” — on the identical day that Buck additionally introduced that he was splitting from Fox Sports activities and shifting to ESPN. Buck was revealed because the Ram, a clue in itself since clearly the Los Angeles Rams simply gained most vital soccer sport of all of them, the Tremendous Bowl.
Buck wasn't out there to speak to press in regards to the episode, and it's clear why: Information that he and Troy Aikman had ankled to take the “Monday Night time Soccer” gig at ESPN was seen as an incredible blow to Fox.
ESPN has signed the 2 predominant figures behind Fox Sports activities' soccer displays, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck, in a bid to strengthen the primary “MNF” sales space. The deal, which has been anticipated for a number of days, will put two of sports activities' most-watched game-day figures on the helm of ESPN's signature providing.
As Selection reported earlier on Wednesday, Buck, who has been with Fox Sports for years calling both football and baseball, still had time left on his contract. The exit of the pair “opens a major hole in Fox's sports talent lineup,” Brian Steinberg wrote.
Even Buck's voiceover because the Ram now appears prescient: “Tonight I'm going to be blazing my very own path,” he mentioned. “And other people higher get out of the way in which!”
For this week's efficiency, Buck because the Ram sang “Be taught to Fly,” by Foo Fighters. The earlier week he sang “I Need You to Need Me,” by Low cost Trick.
Within the first episode, Buck hinted in his voiceover that “my complete life, I've heard boos, I've heard cheers, however I'm used to telling tales below these lights and I've labored my complete life to get to the place I'm right now.” And the clue bundle was so chock filled with soccer references that the panel targeted on gridiron guesses like Jim Harbaugh, Matthew Stafford and Peyton Manning.
Wednesday night time's episode featured a “megaclue” that was an Emmy envelope. “I'm going so as to add this to my assortment,” Buck, in costume, mentioned. And Kate Hudson was seen in a pre-taped piece rooting the Ram on.
The Ram and Firefly had been the 2 singers with the least quantity of votes from the viewers. That put the 2 right into a “duel” (after Firefly stormed off the stage). The Ram kicked it off with “Take Me House, Nation Roads,” by John Denver, adopted by Firefly with “God is a Lady,” by Ariana Grande.
Robin Thicke and visitor panelist eric Stonestreet, the host of Fox's new “Domino Masters,” acquired it proper with Buck because the Ram. Ken Jeong thought it was Jason Sudeikis. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg guessed Jason Biggs and Nicole Scherzinger went with Kelly Slater.
Joe Buck, because the Ram, joins the roster of unmasked celebrities that additionally contains Duff Goldman as McTerrier.
“The Masked Singer” entered Season 7 with 15 contestants, who've been divided into “The Good, the Unhealthy and the Cuddly.” This season's costumes embrace THE GOOD: Ringmaster, Armadillo, McTerrier, Firefly, Frog Prince; THE BAD: Hydra, Ram, jack within the Field, Cyclops, Queen Cobra; THE CUDDLY: Child Mammoth, Thingamabob, Lemur, House Bunny, Miss Teddy.
The Season 7 contestants boast a mixed 112 movie appearances, 15 Grammy Nominations, eight Emmy Nominations, seven Tremendous Bowl Performances, two Hollywood Stroll of Fame Stars and two World Data.
In one other change, the present's panelists don't seem like competing for a “Golden Ear” trophy based mostly on their first impressions of every masked performer (which McCarthy has gained two occasions, however Scherzinger gained final season) this season.
Right here had been the contestants and their performances on night time two:
Firefly (“Workforce Good”)
Track: “P.Y.T. (Fairly Younger Factor),” by Michael Jackson
Megaclue: Pharrell Williams: “I imply, Pharrell is likely one of the main keys of my profession.”
Voiceover: “On this enterprise, the present should go on. After final week, I had a lot stress on my shoulders. I'm the one member of Workforce Good left this spherical, and I needed to make them proud.”
Panel guesses: Aisha Tyler, Keisha Cole, Lauryn Hill
Earlier music: “Ain't No person,” by Chaka Khan [interrupted by coughing fit in first try]
Earlier panel guesses: Alicia Keys, Monica, Aisha Tyler
Cyclops (“Workforce Unhealthy”)
Track: “Suspicious Minds,” by Elvis Presley
Megaclue: Meteroite that crashed right down to Earth in 1988. “Legend has it that this meteorite was present in a nook in Ken's yard from a galaxy far, far-off.”
Voiceover: “Tonight I'm going to indicate the panel one other facet of my unhealthy self.”
Panel guesses: Chris Pratt, John Lithgow, Rob Thomas
Earlier music: “My Sacrifice,” by Creed
Earlier panel guesses: william Zabka, Danny McBride, Rob Dyrdek
Thingamabob (“Workforce Cuddly”)
Track: “Excellent,” by Ed Sheeran
Megaclue: Shields. “I left my trident backstage. However I nonetheless needed to rock these shields to indicate America I'm able to battle.”
Voiceover: “I knew it was sport time opening up the season, and I rocked it. Lots of people assume I'm large and scary, however tonight I'm going to indicate my cuddly facet.”
Panel guesses: Dwayne Johnson, Omar Benson Miller, Jason Momoa
Earlier music: “Needed Useless or Alive,” by Bon Jovi
Earlier panel guesses: James Hetfield, Chris Jericho, Terrell Owens