JoJo Siwa can finally reveal the truth for her lovers: Yes, the T-Rex on”The Masked Singer” has been her. Lots of audiences had figured it out — but per the rules of the series, the YouTube and Nickelodeon star had to keep her lips.
“I believe that the toughest thing was the secrecy in my folks and my buddies,” Siwa told Variety. “The challenging thing was social media. ‘The Masked Singer’ on media, whomever runs on the webpage is awesome. They’ll tweet and ask,’Can you believe T-Rex is JoJo Siwa‘ and they will label me,’@JoJoSiwa, what do you believe? Is it you’ And you can not enjoy it, you can’t do anything. So that made it challenging. And I also picture my life every day and I am posting online every moment. So to not post about this was so weird. I wanted to post, of course”
“But she didn’t know who it was, as you can not know,” Siwa said. “I believe after she heard me shout and watched me dance she I’ve figured it out, but we never spoke about it because you can’t. Tonight’m excited in order to text her and say that it was me! We worked together for three weeks and it was enjoyable!”
For her third look, Siwa-as-T-Rex performed”Jai Ho! (You’re My Destiny),” by A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls (coincidentally,’Masked Singer’ panelist Nicole Scherzinger wrote part of that song as a member of the Dolls). In prior weeks she performed”So What,” by Pink, and”Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.
Finally, Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg and Robin Thicke figured out it was Siwa, while Ken Jeong suspected Liza Koshy and guest panelist Will Arnett believed it was Tara Lipinski. In previous weeks that the panelists guessed Kourtney Kardashian, Maddie Ziegler, Rebecca Black, Lily Singh, and Mikaela Shiffrin.
“I have a really recognizable voice,” Siwa said. “And no one quite uses energy in their functionality like I utilize electricity, so that I knew people were going to guess me. It was just a matter of they were planning to suspect me. It’s fun to be figured.”
Siwa said she didn’t hesitate to join the show when she was approached:”I think if anybody was asked to do’The Masked Singer’ they would be crazy to say’no’ for it,” she said. “I knew it was going to be fun before I did itas soon as I got the chance, I was like,’yes.'”
Siwa desired to be a dinosaur on the show before she even joined, but did not inform the manufacturers or costume designers. If they approached her with the T-Rex as one of her costume possibilities, she stated it was a simple pick .
“It was certainly hard and definitely tiring and the costume was exhausting,” she said. “It was tricky, it was about figuring out it. The tail was complicated and caused quite a bit of trouble. But besides the tail, it was just really thick and hot.”
Siwa has been the third star to be pumped off in Group C, the final of three teams of six actors (which makes 18 total) competing in this season’s contest. Her departure this season follows Bella Thorne, Drew Carey, Chaka Khan, Tony Hawk, Dionne Warwick, Tom Bergeron, Sarah Palin and Lil Wayne.
Now the Team C championships are over, next week kicks off the next stage of Season 3, together with the last nine proceeding at it: White Tiger, Turtle, Kangaroo, Frog, Kitty, Banana, Rhino, Astronaut and Night Angel.
Here is a recap of the other contestants and their performances on Wednesday:
Song: “Shout!” By the Isley Brothers
Voice-over:”Becoming the Night Angel has been so therapeutic. I have been doing this since I was a teen, but I never felt free as I do under this mask. Following is a buddy from high school to inform you a little more about those early days.”
Night Angel’s buddy: >: Night Angel always had to juggle college with pursuing her dream. So she missed out on a good deal. Like senior prom. However one thing she had been determined to not miss was making her degree. Our graduation conflicted for her with a career opportunity that was massive. However she refused to overlook that day she worked so hard for. Because that’s only Night Angel. She remains true to herself despite the fame that has come her way.
Night Angel bonus hint :”Shhh… I have always had faith.”
Panel guesses: Taraji P. Henson, Janet Jackson, Mayim Bialik, Toni Braxton
previous tunes :”You Give Love a Bad Name,” by Bon Jovi;”Million Reasons,” by Lady Gaga
Previous panel guesses: Taylor Dayne, Monica, Lil Kim, Regina King, Jessica Simpson, Taraji P. Henson
Song:”Form of You,” by Ed Sheeran
Voice-over:”When I began this journey, I never knew how at home I’d feel in this space suit. It makes me forget that I’m still human. But here’s my bro pilot, who knows me better than anyone.”
Astronaut’s bro pilot:”Astronaut’s a excellent captain. He also knows how to lead a crew. But he can be a space cadet. One time in front of tens of thousands of people, he dropped flat on his face and took a nosedive. Anyone else could have said’bye bye bye’ and called it quits. But maybe not our astro, he got back up. He can not be stopped by any stumble from reaching to the moon. And the same is true for that gold mask”
Astronaut bonus clue:”I’m all for horses.”
Panel guesses: Eddie Vedder, JC Chasez, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
Previous songs:”You Say” by Lauren Daigle,”Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
Previous panel guesses: Adam Devine, Josh Hutcherson, Lance Bass, Zac Efron, Donald Glover, Corey Feldman, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
Song:”Tracks of My Tears,” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Voice-over:”Despite rising to the top of my area, I’ve struggled with continuous criticism. So, being receiving so much praise is beyond humbling. Few people have been by my side throughout the ups and downs quite like my college roommate.”
Rhino’s college roommate:”Rhino is the very first person I met when I went to college. We both had never sought before but wanted to test out it. We thought it’d be a walk in the park. But when we hit on the waves, we were terrible by it. For me personally, it was impossible. However, it was maintained at by Rhino and turned into a beast out there. The babes could not withstand his sick moves. However, real chat, that Rhino. When he would like to accomplish something, he’ll out work anybody. He might look like a beast that is difficult, but trust me, he. I know how important this can be to him, so I expect he rides this wave all the way to the end.”
Rhino bonus clue:”I don’t enjoy long walks from the water.”
Panel guesses: David Hasselhoff, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell
previous tunes :”Have a Little Faith in Me” by John Hiatt;”Nice to Meet Ya,” by Niall Horan
Previous panel guesses: Jason Aldean, Tim Tebow, Tim McGraw, Chris Pratt, Ryan Lochte