McTerrier Accidentally Unmasked in ‘Masked Singer’ Premiere


McTerrier on ‘The Masked Singer.’
Michael Becker/FOX

Big woof. The Masked Singer‘s season 7 premiere made history — and it wasn’t for a cheerful purpose.

While performing Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend,” new character McTerrier unintentionally knocked off his masks through the Wednesday, March 9, episode of the Fox collection. The singer managed to maintain his head and face hidden from the judges, however viewers had been nonetheless shocked by the shocking second.

“WHAT IN FRESH HELL???? McTerrier done up and lost his mask?!” tweeted one fan. “First McTerrier’s mask falls off now firefly is choking omg what is happening,” added one other Twitter person, referring to the second when Firefly needed to take a break as a result of she was coughing on stage.

Even panelist Robin Thicke was stunned by the incident, which was a primary in Masked Singer historical past. “Wasn’t expecting that,” the “Blurred Lines” singer, 45, tweeted on Wednesday.

Though the judges didn’t see McTerrier throughout his mishap, he didn’t get a lot farther in the competitors. At the tip of the episode, he was voted off an unmasked as Duff Goldman.

The Ace of Cakes alum, 47, appeared unbothered by his brief run on the present, saying that he was simply glad to take part in the delightfully unusual world of The Masked Singer. “I love absurdist humor. Because life is absurd,” he informed Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. “We are constantly surrounded by absurd situations and you have to kind of be able to enjoy that, enjoy the chaos, enjoy the absurdity of things.”

Host Nick Cannon and Duff Goldman in the premiere episode of ‘The Masked Singer’ season 7 on March 9, 2022.
Michael Becker/FOX

While the Charm City Cakes founder mentioned his near-unmasking was an accident, some followers questioned why McTerrier’s head fell off so simply when post-elimination reveals often require assist from host Nick Cannon. “I’m sorry, but I’m not buying this,” tweeted one skeptical viewer. “I swear the McTerrier knocked its own mask off on purpose. This error does not need to be happening.”

McTerrier’s near-disaster additionally isn’t the primary controversy season 7 has confronted. Last month, Deadline reported that Thicke and fellow panelist Ken Jeong walked off set throughout filming after one of many contestants was unmasked as Rudy Giuliani. The outlet famous that the opposite judges, Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy, stayed behind to speak with the previous New York City mayor, 77.

The disgraced politician’s costume hasn’t but been revealed, however few followers suppose he was one of many contestants launched throughout Wednesday’s season premiere: Firefly, Ram, Cyclops and Thingamabob.

The Masked Singer airs on Fox Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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