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‘The Masked Singer’ Season 1 episode 3 recap: The Lion sings Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’

“The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 3 titled “Five Masks No More” aired on Fox on January 16, 2019. One of the five mystery celebrity contestants who performed in the episode was The Lion.

As a guest judge, Joel McHale joined Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy in the judging panel in “Five Masks No More.” McHale and Jeong co-starred in “Community” from 2009 to 2015.

In “Five Masks No More,” The Lion performs “Feeling Good,” which was written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd” musical. Nina Simone recorded the song in 1965 as part of her “I Put a Spell on You” album.

The Lion impressed the judges and the audience with her performance of “Feeling Good.” After her performance, “The Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon asked McHale for his comments

“That performance was… it was like a huge sexy belt buckle out there,” McHale told The Lion. “This is, of course, my first show but it’s really great. You’re way more talented than Ken Jeong.”

“You know what, it’s not a competition, not me on the line,” Jeong immediate replied. “It’s not about me.”

Cannon then asked Jeong about The Lion’s performance. Jeong told The Lion, “You’re performance is so powerful.”

“I’m just trying to figure out who you are,” Jeong added. McHale immediately cut his fellow “Community” alum saying, “Well, that’s part of the show.”

“I know,” Jeong quickly continued. He emphatically told The Lion, “I am part of your pride.”

Here is a clip from “The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 3:

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