‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identity of Miss Cleocatra: Here Is the Celebrity Under the Costume

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 11, Episode 8 of “The Masked Singer,” “Girl Group Night,” which aired April 24 on Fox.

Jenifer Lewis had been recovering from a severe 10-foot fall sustained during a safari trip in Tanzania. During this period of recuperation, she received a call from “The Masked Singer.” She mentioned to Variety, “I still couldn’t walk, and my friends encouraged me to get out of bed and do what I love. ‘You’ll be in front of a live audience, you’ll be singing, you’ll be in a mask, but you’ll still be doing what you really love to do, which is to entertain.'”

“The Masked Singer” disclosed on the recent episode that “Black-ish” star Lewis was unveiled as Group B’s “Miss Cleocatra.” Lewis was unmasked after performing “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue and, earlier, “Stormy Weather” by Etta James.

Lewis expressed gratitude for the accommodations made for her limitations on stage by the show. She mentioned, “They bolted me to the floor in a harness when I sang ‘Stormy Weather,’ and when I sang the En Vogue song, the mic was bolted. You’ll see, I never let go of it because I couldn’t walk. But it did uplift my spirit to get up and participate in ‘The Masked Singer.’ It was the best decision I made.”

The idea for portraying a Cleopatra-like figure came from Lewis herself. She explained, “I knew they could carry me out on the stage. They could sit me on the throne, and the muscle men could escort me around.”

Due to still experiencing some pain, Lewis shared, “I was still on a little morphine. So if you look closely, when I’m on that throne, you’ll see a little nodding off up there. I was so stoned walking around!”

Reflecting on her recent progress, Lewis stated, “I’m doing great. People ask me, ‘On a scale of one to 10, how are you doing?’ I’m a nine and a half. I want to tell the kids when you fall, however you fall, get up. Get up. That’s all we got.”

Ken Jeong correctly guessed Jenifer Lewis as Miss Cleocatra for Group B. Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg suggested Loretta Devine, Rita Ora thought it was Roberta Flack, and Robin Thicke also went with Loretta Devine as the identity.

Lewis was revealed as Miss Cleocatra after a showdown with the other contestant with the lowest votes, the Seal. They competed in a smackdown, each performing their rendition of “Waterfalls” by TLC. Seal will return for the Group B finals in the following week.

It was “Girl Groups Night,” and the panel kicked off the show by singing “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls.

Jenifer Lewis as Miss Cleocatra joins Kate Flannery (Starfish), Charlie Wilson (Ugly Sweater), DeMarcus Ware (Koala), Colton Underwood (Love Bird), Sisqó (Lizard), Billy Bush (Sir Lion), Joe Bastianich (Spaghetti & Meatballs), Savannah Chrisley (Afghan Hound) and Kevin Hart (Book) as the unmasked celebrities for this season of “The Masked Singer.”

Host Nick Cannon returns for Season 11 along with panelists Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke. Rita Ora has joined as a guest panelist, filling in for Nicole Scherzinger who was away in London starring in “Sunset Boulevard” on the West End.

Season 11 of “The Masked Singer” includes themed episodes such as “The Wizard of Oz,” in honor of the film’s 85th anniversary; “Transformers” for the brand’s 40th anniversary, as well as music tributes like “Billy Joel Night” and “Queen Night.” Other themes encompass “Girl Groups,” “Soundtrack of My Life,” “TV Theme Night,” and “Shower Anthems.”

Featuring a total of sixteen celebrity singers, including three “wildcards,” Season 11 showcases new costumes like “Gumball,” “Lizard,” “Ugly Sweater,” “Goldfish,” “Starfish,” “Book,” “Gumball,” “Miss Cleocatra,” “Afghan Hound,” “Beets,” “Poodle Moth,” “Clock,” “Spaghetti & Meatballs,” “Lizard,” “Koala,” “Seal,” and “Sir Lion.” The contestants in Season 11 boast a combined 22 Grammy nominations, 11 platinum albums, 33 Teen Choice nominations, 108 million records sold, 326 film appearances, and 1.7 billion Spotify streams.

The upcoming episode will unveil which Group B winner competes against Group A winner Goldfish, and Group C’s Poodle Moth and Clock in the quarterfinals.

Here are the performances by Group B on Wednesday’s Episode 8, “Girl Group Night”:

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Song: “Wide Open Spaces,” by the Chicks

Panel guesses: Aaron Taylor Johnson, Derek Hough, Taran Killam


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Clue: Provided by Carnie Wilson, singing “Don’t Cha.”“Don’t you wish you could have acted alongside Channing Tatum like I did?”

The voiceover package reveals heartfelt sentiments as a performer recounts meeting his wife, expressing deep love for her despite the challenges they faced when she was diagnosed with an illness. This personal struggle changed their outlook on life, shifting their focus to embracing every moment together. The performer dedicates a song to his wife, showcasing their enduring love.

The Beets take the stage performing “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters. The panel speculates on the duo’s identities, suggesting various pairings including Brooks and Dunn, Titus Burgess and Alan Cumming, and Zach Braff and Donald Faison. A clue is presented by Raven-Symoné singing “Weak,” hinting at their success on Broadway.

In a package voiceover, the Beets emphasize their unique dynamic as a duo, contrasting personalities that complement each other like a successful girl group. They express excitement at the prospect of reaching the Group B finale, highlighting their continued success as a touring act.

Miss Cleocatra performs “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue, with panel guesses including Roberta Flack, Loretta Devine, and Jenifer Lewis. The clue delivered by Carnie Wilson singing “Stop! In the Name of Love” alludes to the performer’s career influenced by legendary girl groups like The Supremes.

Miss Cleocatra’s package voiceover conveys a sense of empowerment derived from influential women in the performer’s life, notably their hardworking mother. This upbringing instilled a strong work ethic that propelled the performer to success in Hollywood, earning respect from peers and admirers in the industry.Michelle Obama expresses pride in being a role model for young girls, encouraging them to aim high and work hard. She also thanks her mother for her support. The previous song featured on the show was “Stormy Weather” by Etta James, while previous panel guesses included Taraji P. Henson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Loretta Devine.

A picture showing Michelle Obama and her mother is featured, with Michelle Obama being the focus of the image.

The show includes a wildcard performer known as Seal, whose song was “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips. The panel guesses for Seal were Haley Joel Osment, Corey Feldman, and Sean Astin. A clue given by Raven-Symoné hinted at Steven Spielberg being an influential figure in Seal’s life.

The wildcard performer, Seal, shares a package voiceover mentioning being underestimated in the past and being associated with a famous group. The previous season’s performers on the show included names like Ne-Yo, John Schneider, Macy Gray, and Janel Parrish. The show’s production is handled by Fox Alternative Entertainment, with key figures like showrunner James Breen, Craig Plestis, and Nick Cannon involved.

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