Reality singing competition "The Masked Singer" is set to donate 10,000 pieces of FDA-approved N95 face masks among New York Hospitals, show judge Ken Jeong announced online, April 1.
On The Masked Singer official Twitter page, Ken Jeong, one of the show's judges, also a former physician, said, "Fox and The Masked Singer have purchased 10,000 FDA-approved N95 surgical masks. They arrived in New York yesterday, and will be delivered to hospitals in dire need of equipment." He added that the show sends all of its "love, thoughts, and best wishes" to the people affected by the highly contagious disease.
The Masked Singer, which features anonymous celebrity performers in ornate headdresses and costumes, recently aired the tenth episode of its third season on Fox. Last night's episode pitted the remaining nine contestants in their first face-off, and after the suspenseful bottom three, White Tiger was eliminated.
Before the big reveal, the judges gave their final guess on who the masked singer is. Nicole Scherzinger guessed John Cena while Ken Jeong pointed out NFL defender J. J. Watt. However, judges Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy were right on the mark with their guesses.
The crowd favorite, after his performance of Right Said Fred's iconic "I'm Too Sexy", was later revealed to be none other than Rob Gronkowski, former NFL tight end for the New England Patriots. The former player-turned-studio analyst said that he always loved dancing and wanted to learn how.
During his "Masked Singer" run, the three-time Super Bowl champion in his White Tiger persona, a massive white tiger headdress and an Egyptian-themed outfit, previously performed Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby", Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations, and Queen's "We Will Rock You."
"The Masked Singer" will continue to broadcast despite growing coronavirus concerns. The Fox show has already wrapped up taping a couple of weeks back. TV audiences can still look forward to the remaining eight contestants up until its finale slated on May 15.
Prior to the Gronk leaving, nine other contestants have been eliminated so far. The first to go was Lil Wayne's Robot, Drew Carrey's Llama, Chaka Khan's Miss Monster, Tony Hawk's Elephant, Dionne Warwick's Singer, Tom Berferon's Taco, Sarah Palin's Bear, Bella Thorne's Swan, and JoJo Siwa's T-Rex.
Meanwhile, unlike "The Masked Singer", which will continue to broadcast, other shows choose to hold production. The hit TV singing competition, "American Idol," has temporarily put production on hold due to the outbreak but still has enough material for two Hollywood week episodes. Another TV favorite, "The Voice," still has not released any statement on how the "Live Shows" will be produced. They have, however, pre-taped episodes fans can watch out for up until April.
The initiative of "The Masked Singer" is among the wave of activities intended to help the medical professionals still on the front line. Yesterday, pop icons Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato made pledges and donations to different medical facilities. Selena Gomez donated to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles while Demi Lovato pledged a part of the sales from her upcoming activewear collection.