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SPOILER ALERT: Do not publication up if you person not watched nan Season 9, section 13 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired May 11 connected Fox.

Pentatonix is beautiful easy to recognize, arsenic possibly nan best-known a cappella group performing today. So from nan start, it was beautiful easy to show it was them connected “The Masked Singer” – and indeed, nan five-person group was unmasked arsenic California Roll connected Thursday’s show, which besides doubled arsenic nan Season 9 semifinals.

For their first song, “Paparazzi,” group personnel Scott Hoying said they tried to debar doing immoderate harmonies astatine first, “so we could hide nan iconic Pentatonix harmony sound for  astatine slightest a minute. For nan first minute, I was trying to really alteration my voice. But it didn’t work, because each remark connected each video was like, ‘I knew from nan opening it was Pentatonix and I was confirmed arsenic soon arsenic they each came in. We cognize that sound truthful much.’ But it honestly it was a compliment. It was very flattering to cognize that we can’t moreover hide our sound because it’s go portion of what group person heard truthful galore years.”

Hoying, Kristin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee each dress up nan group and participated. Olusola said nan prime of California Roll moreover fresh perfectly for them.

“We emotion sushi, perfectly emotion it, and e eat it very often connected tour,” he said. “And we conscionable felt that 1 agelong portion of sushi that everybody loves, but to trim it up into 5 pieces that you want nan full and you tin bask nan individual parts arsenic well. That’s very overmuch a taxable wrong our band.”

Sallee said nan costume was challenging, and it required 2 group each to thief them locomotion around. “But it honestly didn’t make nan singing challenging,” he said. “You would deliberation it would, because we wouldn’t beryllium capable to spot each other. But because we’re truthful utilized to seeing pinch each different and closing our eyes and conscionable listening to each other, wewere capable to really lockstep and singing successful tune together and blend together.”

For California Roll, it was difficult not to get it right, arsenic it seemed beautiful evident from nan opening it was Pentatonix. Panelist Robin Thicke so sewage it correct pinch Pentatonix. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg agreed. Ken Jeong picked nan formed of “In nan Heights.” Nicole Scherzinger thought it was nan formed of “Pitch Perfect.” “When you know, you know. And tonight, we know,” said McCarthy Wahlberg.

Pentatonix arsenic California Roll sang “Breakaway,” by Kelly Clarkson, for their first number of nan night. Before nan last vote, nan 3 semi-finals faced disconnected successful a conflict royale, starting pinch  California Roll, past Macaw and Medusa, each performing their type of “Runaway Baby,” by Bruno Mars.

Like past season, “The Masked Singer” has erstwhile again adopted a “Champion of Masked Singer” format during nan regular season. Each episode, 3 costumed celebrities performed, but only 1 would triumph and move connected to compete again nan pursuing week.

New this play was “Ding Dong Keep It On.” In nan caller twist to nan competition, panelists had nan opportunity to prevention a singer from looming elimination, but nan doorbell tin only beryllium rung 3 times during nan first 3 rounds. Those 3 singers past faced disconnected connected a typical section successful a conflict to rejoin nan title — which coiled up being Medusa.

Pentatonix arsenic California Roll joins Olivia Culpo arsenic UFO, Lou Diamond Phillips arsenic Mantis, Keenan Allen arsenic Gargoyle, Melissa Joan Hart arsenic Lamp, Alicia Witt arsenic Dandelion, Dee Snider arsenic nan Doll, Christine Quinn arsenic Scorpio, George Wendt arsenic Moose, Holly Robinson Peete arsenic Fairy, Alexa Bliss arsenic Axolotl, Lele Pons arsenic Jackalope, Malin Akerman arsenic Squirrel, Michael Bolton arsenic nan Wolf, Grandmaster Flash arsenic Polar Bear, Debbie Gibson arsenic Night Owl, Howie Mandel arsenic Rock Lobster, Sara Evans arsenic Mustang and Dick Van Dyke arsenic Gnome arsenic nan celebrities unmasked this season.

“The Masked Singer” entered Season 9 pinch 21 contestants see “Mustang,” “Axolotl,” “California Roll,” “Dandelion,” “Moose,” “Gargoyle,” “Jackalope,” “Doll,” Polar Bear,” “Night Owl,” “Rock Lobster,” “Gnome,” “Macaw,” “Squirrel,” “Wolf” and more. Tim Chappel is this season’s costume designer.

The Season 9 contestants “boast a mixed 28 Emmy nominations, six Grammy wins, 10 golden albums, 4 Golden Globe nominations, 5 medals, 26 books, 2 Tony Award nominations, 5 Lifetime Achievement Awards, 4 stars connected nan Hollywood Walk of Fame and a mixed 95,231,000 records sold.”  Season 9 will present all-new themed episodes, including “ABBA Night,” “New York Night,” “DC Superheroes Night,” “Sesame Street Night,” “80s Night,” “Movie Night” and more.

Here were nan remainder of nan contestants and their performances connected nighttime thirteen:

California Roll (PENTATONIX)

Song: “Breakaway,” by Kelly Clarkson

Panel guesses: Pentatonix, “Dear Evan Hansen” cast, “Hamilton” cast, “Spring Awakening” cast, “In nan Heights” cast

Panelist connection: Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg. “Dear Jenny, I cognize you’ve enjoyed america connected nan stage. But I deliberation it’s our clip connected Broadway that you whitethorn retrieve america from.”

Package voiceover: “I deliberation I speak for each of america that it’s really breathtaking to beryllium present successful nan semi-finals. Because we emotion a small friends competition, and it’s really bully to flex that imaginative musculus correct now. It’s decidedly a full-circle moment. While we were rehearsing and filming, I felt for illustration we were having flashbacks to nan first clip we performed together. I’m moreover having immoderate of nan aforesaid worry arsenic before. I retrieve being truthful tense I virtually was backstage for ‘Uptown Girl’ conscionable singing it complete and over. I was like, americium I 19 again? But it’s making america recognize really acold we’ve travel arsenic a group. And arsenic musicians individually. And I deliberation we’re really stretching ourselves creatively. One of nan things I emotion astir what we’re doing is we’ve really taken nan reins of nan imaginative process. We make it thing very overmuch us, but coming it to nan world arsenic thing innovative and creative. Hopefully that will impressment nan judges and assemblage and return america to nan last round.”

Previous songs: “Creep,” by Radiohead; “Paparazzi,” by Lady Gaga

Previous sheet guesses: Cast of “The Lion King”, Pentatonix, “Pitch Perfect” cast, “High School Musical” cast, “Hamilton” cast, Miami Sound Machine

Medusa, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox) Pete Dadds


Song: “Take Me to Church,” by Hozier

Panel guesses: Elle Goulding, Grimes, Natalie Merchant, Paula Cole, Lorde, Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron, Dido

Panelist connection: Robin Thicke. “Both of our voices person taken america connected a journey. One that put platinum connected our walls.”

Package voiceover: “Making it into nan semi-finals intends truthful overmuch to me. The coolest portion of each is this is simply a show that nan personification closest to maine would person 100% been a instrumentality of. She was a really colorful, vibrant personification and was my biggest cheerleader. In 2020, I mislaid her. She was really young and it was really sudden. When you suffer your heart, it’s difficult to spot what your early could look like. So it felt for illustration nan biggest blessing ever erstwhile I recovered retired I was pregnant pinch my son. It felt for illustration a gift from her. She and my boy are a large portion of my psyche and my spirit. So it really makes my bosom soar erstwhile nan judges are emotionally attached to what I’m singing about. And I ever property it to them. I’ll beryllium channeling them coming arsenic ever pinch a opus that had maine tearing up moreover astatine soundcheck. I dream that power comes crossed and will push maine up to nan finale.”

Previous songs: “Someone Like You,” by Adele; “Happier Than Ever,” by Billie Eilish; “Dancing Queen,” by ABBA; “New York, New York,” by Frank Sinatra; “Mercy,” by Shawn Mendes

Previous sheet guesses: Elle Goulding, Megan Markle, Jessie J, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Lorde, Tove Lo, Apple Martin, Dakota Johnson, Florence Welch, Shirley Manson, Susan Boyle, Kesha, Imogen Heap, Regina Spektor, Bishop Briggs, Amy Lee, Halsey, Ashlee Simpson. And erstwhile she was astir to beryllium voted off: Ken Jeong picked Susan Boyle, Robin Thicke went pinch Kesha, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg said it was Halsey, Nicole Scherzinger guessed Lorde.

Macaw, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox) Pete Dadds


Song: “What Makes You Beautiful,” by One Direction

Panel guesses: Darren Criss, David Archuleta, Daniel Bedingfield, Daniel Radcliffe

Panelist connection: Nicole Scherzinger. “Not only do we some emotion to recreation but we some a typical emotion for nan Philippines.”

Package voiceover: “When I first started successful my career, I was a batch much reserved. I was young and I wasn’t rather judge who I was aliases who I was expected to be. But arsenic I was getting to cognize myself, I was besides acrophobic of who I was. I thought if I told nan truth, I was acrophobic I was going to suffer everyone. But erstwhile I did, it changed my life successful specified a beautiful way. It felt for illustration I didn’t person to hide thing anymore. I ever avoided emotion songs because I didn’t for illustration what they were talking astir because I couldn’t subordinate to it. But now I cognize what it’s talking astir because I’ve knowledgeable it. I’m really excited astir tonight’s capacity because while I cognize group are still going done what I went through, to travel backmost connected TV and constituent correct astatine nan camera and opportunity ‘you’re enough,’ it intends everything. It’s truthful beautiful and why did I support this from myself for each this time?”

Previous songs: “Your Song,” by Elton John; “Live Like You’re Dying,” by Tim McGraw

Previous sheet guesses: Elijah Wood, Zayn Malik, Doug Robb, Macaulay Culkin, Gavin McGraw, Ryan Cabrera, Darren Criss, David Archuleta