Grandmaster Flash Makes Appearance On 'The Masked Singer' Show

Grandmaster Flash Makes Appearance On 'The Masked Singer' Show


Grandmaster Flash Makes Appearance On 'The Masked Singer' Show

Grandmaster Flash, one of Hip-Hop's founding pioneers, made an appearance on The Masked Singer's latest episode. The Bronx-born DJ is widely credited with creating the genre and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Flash formed his group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five with MCs Cowboy, Kid Creole, Melle Mel, Rahiem, and Scorpio during the 1970s. Their 1981 hit "Rapture" went to number one on Billboard charts worldwide and quickly became a classic staple for rap artists everywhere.

Polar Bear vs. California Roll

On Wednesday night's 'The Masked Singer' Season 9 episode, Polar Bear and California Roll faced off against Medusa for the chance to advance to the semifinals. But that wasn't all as one contestant was unmasked midway through - none other than DJ and hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash!

In 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, cementing themselves as iconic figures within this genre today. He not only DJ'd for many years but also wrote songs for popular rap groups like Outkast and Run-DMC.

Therefore, it's only fitting that he would make an appearance on the popular Fox show, Guess Who?. This season, judges Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke must provide plausible guesses to uncover each disguised celebrity singer's identity.

This year's masked singers include:

The first act to appear on the show was Medusa, who stunned everyone with her rendition of "New York New York" during her audition. She's an incredibly powerful singer who has already won over two judges' hearts.

Next up was California Roll, a five-person acapella group who made waves with their performance of "Paparazzi." Their clue package featured an animated tiger, sunglasses and references to Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton.

Many clues pointed to the individual members of the group, including Kirstin Maldonado from Pentatonix and Kevin Olusola from "The Sing Off." Additionally, graduates from Ivy League schools were mentioned.

It was evident the judges would have a difficult time making this guess, as all agreed it was an "important" performance. But when the group sang their rendition of "Uptown Girl," it became evident they were real deal.

Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger made the initial guesses, both believing it to be the cast of "High School Musical." Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy also gave their support, with some fans online suggesting it could have been from Pitch Perfect.

Polar Bear vs. Medusa

On Wednesday's season finale of New York Night, it was revealed that Polar Bear was actually DJ and hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. He told the audience his inspiration for joining "The Masked Singer" had come from watching previous seasons - thus why he chose to wear a mask this time around.

He expressed that being on the show gave him a chance to "harness my inner child." As one of the godfathers in an inventor of culture, it was an opportunity for him to reconnect with his youth. Throughout their time together, they had "a lot of fun" - even singing along to Chic's hit 'Good Times' using some DJ equipment they pulled from under their hood!

Nicole Scherzinger correctly predicted Grandmaster Flash's identity on the show, but Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg weren't so certain. After they submitted their final guesses, after he unmasked them all, they had to reveal who they thought was behind the mask: P.Diddy, Flava Flav and LL Cool J emerged victorious!

Following his reveal, he performed his song "Rapture" by Blondie on the show. Although it was off key, it was enough to catch the judges' attention and send him home.

In the final Battle Royale, Medusa emerged victorious over Gnome (Dick Van Dyke), Mustang (Sara Evans), Rock Lobster (Howie Mandel) and Night Owl (Debbie Gibson). Although she did sing "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel for extra credit, it wasn't enough for the panel of judges to vote her into the quarter-finals.

Just before she was about to be eliminated, Nicole Scherzinger rang the "Ding Dong Keep It On" bell and saved her. She immediately expressed her relief and thanked the panel for saving her.

Some fans were disappointed that Medusa didn't win the bell, while others praised her voice and called for her to be in the quarter-finals. Regardless, she is now one of the contenders for this season of The Masked Singer and could potentially win it all!

Polar Bear vs. Robin Thicke

On Wednesday night's The Masked Singer, hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash made an unexpected appearance as Polar Bear and sang Blondie's "Rapture".

This season of the competition series has adopted a "Champion of Masked Singer" format, where three costumed celebrities compete in battle royale matches and only one can take home the crown. That victor advances to the next round and then faces off against another celebrity in semi-finals.

Though they had to guess Polar Bear's identity, the panelists were mostly accurate. Nicole Scherzinger correctly identified Grandmaster Flash, Ken Jeong picked Diddy, Robin Thicke thought it was LL Cool J and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg believed Flava Flav to be behind the mask.

He performed a cover of Blondie's "Rapture" as he was unmasked, and it was evident that the rap legend was having an incredible time onstage. He even added in some scratching to Chic's "Good Times," to which the entire audience joined in, jumping and falling to his beat.

His children initially convinced him to join The Masked Singer, saying he needed to rediscover his inner child again. But at 65 years old, that didn't seem likely so he decided to try his luck on The Masked Singer instead - an opportunity which allowed him to reconnect with this inner child once again.

Before being unmasked, Grandmaster Flash took time out of his busy schedule to speak to Entertainment Weekly about his time on the show, why he chose to participate, and more. In the end, he expressed his appreciation for being an "overwhelming" artist and said he'd definitely do it again if given the chance.

This season of The Masked Singer has been a hit on FOX, with several A-list celebrities participating. Actor/comedian Dick Van Dyke (Gnome), America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel (Rock Lobster), Sara Evans (Mustang) and Debbie Gibson (Night Owl) join the cast this time around.

Polar Bear vs. Jenny McCarthy

Rapper Grandmaster Flash made an unexpected appearance on Wednesday night's episode of The Masked Singer. He faced off against five-member group California Roll and reigning champ Medusa in a Battle Royale, where they each performed a cover of a popular song before audience votes were counted.

When voting was called for California Roll, many had their guesses. Ken Jeong suggested it might be from the Broadway casts of High School Musical, Pitch Perfect and The Lion King while Jenny McCarthy mentioned Pentatonix--the popular vocal group who won season 3 of "The Sing Off."

Nicole Scherzinger wasn't so certain. She suspected Grandmaster Flash, a DJ for much of his career who appeared on the Grammys 50th anniversary special.

At her performance, She donned a white tracksuit covered with vinyl records, along with a cap and gold chains. She was joined by Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo who gave away that she's an outcast by wearing what appeared to be an old school spinster outfit.

The judges each made their own predictions, with Robin Thicke thinking it was DJ Jazzy Jeff while Ken Jeong assumed Diddy and Jenny McCarthy picked Flava Flav. But after the Polar Bear performed "Rapture" by Blondie, Nicole Scherzinger correctly identified the actor as none other than hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash!

In addition, the polar bear gave away their identity by wearing a t-shirt reading "It's time to go home." Additionally, his clue package hinted at being an "ill rap" rapper - another nod to how he took apart his mom's toaster and sister's hairdryers as a child to learn how they work.

But the masked actor also left an impact on the audience, garnering the biggest reaction when he sang "New York New York" by Frank Sinatra. Host Nick Cannon even had to stop his show briefly in order to catch up with all the votes due to all the buzz surrounding him.

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