The Masked Singer has eliminated its first season 4 contestant!
The popular singing competition series began production in California last month with a virtual audience and returned to television Wednesday for its fourth season. Similar to previous seasons, the show will feature 16 new undercover celebrity singers and will be divided into three different groups. The top three singers from groups A, B, and C will go on to compete for the ultimate prize, the Golden Mask trophy.
Season 4 also introduced a prize for the judges who are celebrities Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke. The four judges will submit their first impression guesses for each singer after seeing their initial performance, and whoever makes the most correct guesses will win the Golden Ear trophy.
Wednesday’s season 4 premiere featured the first group of six singers: Sun, Giraffe, Popcorn, Dragon, and Snow Owls. Following the performances, Dragon ended up at the bottom of the rankings, making him the first celebrity to go home and reveal himself.
Jeong guessed Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, McCarthy guessed DMX, and Scherzinger and Thicke suggested Busta Rhymes — which was correct! When Dragon took off his mask, Grammy-nominated rapper Rhymes appeared underneath.
“I definitely felt like I was in an oxygen tank,” the popular rapper said of being in the Dragon costume.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.