The Masked Singer Reveals T-Rex’s Identity As… | Screen Rant
Week 9 of The Masked Singer competition was the championships for group C. The remaining singers of the group hit the stage: Astronaut, Night Angel, Rhino, and T-Rex. The Masked Singer that was sent packing was the energetic T-Rex, it turned out to be this famous dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality.
This Wednesday, Fox's hit music competition The Masked Singer heated up with the third performance from the disguised singers of group C. The panelists, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke gave their best guesses as to who they believed was the singer behind the mask. The host, Nick Cannon, revealed that between the celebrity singers in group C, they have one Guinness World Record, two New York Times bestsellers and 36 gold records. Season 3 has brought some of the toughest competition and some of the biggest names so far, including former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and actress Bella Thorne. Unfortunately, T-Rex's performance of "Jai Ho!" by A. R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls wasn't enough to win over the judges and the audience.
In the third elimination of group C, T-Rex was unmasked to reveal her true identity as 16-year-old Dance Moms alum, YouTube sensation, actress Joelle Joanie Siwa, better known as Jojo Siwa. The reveal shocked the audience and the judges, however, some super fans (and Screenrant) had already matched the unique voice with the T-Rex. The celebrity under the mask was obviously a young performer based on her energy and her voice. There were plenty of clues that pointed to the teenage sensation. She also accounts for one of the New York Times bestsellers of the group, for her memoir Guide to the Sweet Life: #Peaceouthaterz which came out last year.
Most fans agreed that it was YouTube sensation, JoJo Siwa, who was behind the mask. The clue package definitely helped solidify it was her from day one. Some of the clues for T-Rex was a baby doll to tell the story of her journey, implying she began at a young age, while Siwa is young still, she began her career when she very young. Next, there was a compass with the directions "N" and "W" circled. Fans of the YouTuber, as well as fans of Keeping up with the Kardashians, know that she appeared on the show with Kim Kardashian's daughter North West who she is friends with. She talked next about being discovered while showing a dinosaur dripping in pink, which aligns with her being discovered when she appeared on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition where she wore all pink costumes.
The next clue mentioned her pirouetting the land all similar in looks strength and skill, which was a clear reference to her appearance on the dance competition show where she competed with dancers who were nearly equal in skill. Next viewers were shown a gold "U" which pointed to her success as a YouTuber which followed the show. After her performance, she was then forced to be revealed. The judges were shocked, but mostly with the fact that they didn't guess it before. The bubbly performer revealed that she had actually paused her tour to be on The Masked Singer.
The teenage popular YouTuber had a good run on the show and proved that her bubbly personality was contagious, even while her famous face was disguised. The high-energy performances from T-Rex will be greatly missed, but fans can look forward to the groups merging and the "Super 9" performing next week.