Spoiler alert: If you get 14 Oct on Fox. If you haven’t seen Season 4, Episode 4 of “The Masked Singer” aired, don’t read on.
Former NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez is not known for singing, choreography or puppetry. But for “The Masjid Singer” he had to make all three masters.
Sanchez, now a college football analyst for ESPN, is the fourth celebrity to appear on “The Muscat Singer” this season. But he didn’t just wear the usual outfit: Sanchez was a “baby alien”, the first outfit of the show to come with a show puppet.
“I think I needed someone who was big enough and strong enough to handle the weight of the suit.” “Because after wearing it for a while, it wears a little on you. It’s like 40 pounds. And it is located on your upper chest and lower back and shoulders, so to control it you need someone with extended shoulders. I was their guy and it worked well. “
Sanchez said he wore a boredom, to imitate what his experience would be like on stage, got a little windy before singing and practiced wearily.
“I also wore really heavy backpacks when I practiced at home.” “Just put some dumbbells in it and make it look like 35 to 40 pounds and start tune belts at home. Like all, why do you do this? And what are you practicing for? ”
Sanchez said he didn’t know what he was into before and assumed the “puppet” would be a small hand toy.
“Then I realized I had to put my hand in this weird position, move the mouth, and then with my other hand, move the puppet’s hand,” he said. “And then hit some choreographies, and then sing. I was like, ‘Oh, it’ll take a little practice.’ ”
In preparation for “The Masjid Singer,” Sanchez said he joined the NFL a decade later. After playing for, he learned to apply some of the skills: “I learned how to do it, how to make it regular for everything I did. And to be successful on Sunday is to start reviewing your previous game from last Sunday and then proceed with proper preparation for the next game. And so this is the way I went with this. I’ll split everything up, whether it’s choreography, or part of a singer, or a puppet.
“I would study with other songs, read books, listen to stuff on the radio,” he said. “And so he brought that kind of puppet to life. It was all part of the regime and I had so much fun doing it. “
Sanchez also used fake Eastern European accents to further confuse the “useless singer” panel members – and it worked. None of the show’s panelists decided it was Sanchez. Before taking actor Eric Bana as his choice, guest panelist Joel McClellan came close to examining Tom Braddy.
The rest of the panel was just as stumped: Ken Jeong went with Freddie Prince Jr., while Nicole Scherzinger speculated that Jeff Dunham and Robin Thick landed on Jason Big. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg’s guess was Nick Kroll.
New this season, the show’s panelists are also vying for the “Golden Year” trophy based on their first impressions of each masked performer – and McCarthy Wahlberg, Thick and Scherzinger have one point each, while Jeong still has zero.
No one took issue with their first impressions this week: Matt LeBlanc (Ken Zheng), David Schwimmer. (Nicole Scherzinger), Ralph McChio (Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg) and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Robin Thick).
Sanchez left the show on Wednesday night after Kalpana Dragon released “It’s Time”. He has previously joined Season 4 contestants Brian in Stein Green (Giraffe), Mickey Rourke (Grimlin) and Busta Rhymes (Dragon).
Wednesday night’s episode was “The Group B Plays – Cloud’s Chance Cloudy.” Here are the other contestants and their performances over four weeks:
Song: “Bones,” by Maren Morris
The key to childhood: Bottle shaped like a car. “This baby bottle should turn your wheels.”
Panel guess: Tai Diggs, Jesse Williams, Brian McKaneite
Sound coverage on the scene: “Singing like a snake has been like a childhood dream come true for me. You see, I have adopted an unconventional way to get here. To begin with, I can barely afford to rent. I sold clothes to go. I did the labor myself. I had patience. But that was not what I heard from the people at the door. But I’m running. And finally broke. In a way, that initial failure was the gateway to ‘The Masjid Singer’. The foundation of hard work I have built over the years is finally paying off. And I never wanted this dream to come true. “
Previous song: “I’m going (500 miles)” by announcers
Previous panel projections: John Legend, David Diggs, Leslie Odam Jr.
Song: “Toxic” by Britney Spears
The key to childhood: Piatata with a little dolphin inside. “I just broke the case open, because this key is an important topic for her.”
Panel guess: Adam Lambert, Lenny Kravitz, Harry Kick Nick Jr.
Sound coverage on the scene: “Being a crocodile has really given me the joy of performing. I haven’t felt anything like that since I was a kid. When I was younger, I was just a poor man, not dreaming. I remember exhibiting every grass and rose petal in my lower garden. But my own father did not believe in my talent. When I got my first paycheck in pay 100, I gave it directly to him. He was very proud. He cried real crocodile tears and believed in me. A few years later, Shazam, I think dreams come true. Tonight, I’m putting the toxic parts of my past behind me and delivering nothing but love at this stage. “
Previous song: “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
Previous panel projections: John Hamm, Nick Layshe, Donnie Wahlberg
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Song: “Money Maker” by Ludacris (feat. Farrell Williams)
The key to childhood: Book: Higher Tales of the Vocha Fame by Dudad Duhikki. “I love bedtime storytelling and I’m an open book. So Ken, you should know exactly who I am. “
Panel guess: Cam Newton, Terrell Owens, Carrie Irving, Army Hammer
Sound coverage on the scene: “Here at‘ Masked Singer ’I can really pull my hair down. Screaming at my glam team. It takes 36,524 brush strokes to prepare a watch camera. But I love this hairy situation that I have found myself in. I am free, free, free. But some rough patches have been taken to get here. At a time when I was at the height of my career, I was never ready to dance. And I found the wattage which shook my world. The news was flammable. My mom’s condition was bad. I wanted to be with him. But she wanted me to continue this journey. She explained to me her dream my dream. So I pushed for it. And now that she realizes I’m a big wig on stage tonight. ”
Previous song: “I want to,” by Ski-Law
Previous panel projections: Swiss Beatz, Dame Lillard, Tyler Creator
Song: “My Heart Will Run,” by Celine Dion
The key to childhood: Featured balloon inside. “Light as feathers, heavy on the links, this shouldn’t confuse you.”
Panel guess: Babe Rexha, Camilla Cabello, Jessica Simpson
Sound coverage on the scene: “I have a little bit of control over my normal life. But when I set foot in this outfit, my inner diva, Sihor’s fierce, comes alive. But this is not my first game. As a kid on the beach, I acted very hard to be a hero and make a name for myself. But that only led to rejection. Hearty, I posted for what felt like a thousand years in my room, spreading my soul on this page. And yet I feel like, like so many people since then, I feel like I’ve experienced incredible loss and suffering. I want my performance to remind us all that no matter how dark the sea gets, we should continue to swim. “
Previous song: “Only Girl (in the World)” by Rihanna
Previous panel projections: Halsey, Haley Steinfeld, Babe Rexha