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‘The Masked Singer’ Season 1 episode 3 recap: The Peacock sings OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’

The Peacock was one of the five mystery celebrity contestants who performed “The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 3 titled “Five Masks No More.” The episode, which aired on Fox on January 16, 2019, featured Joel McHale as a guest panelist along with resident judges Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy.

In “Five Masks No More,” The Peacock performed “Counting Stars.” The song was released  in 2013 as part of “Native,” the third studio album of OneRepublic, a pop rock band which consists of drummer Eddie Fisher, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle and vocalist Ryan Tedder.

Tedder wrote “Counting Stars” and co-produced it wit Noel Zancanella. By performing the song in “Five Masks No More,” The Peacock made McCarthy think that he could be a showman or a Broadway performer.

“He’s like Peacock Elvis,” Jeong commented, referring to the late King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, who died of heart attack in 1977. McCarthy told Jeong, “His voice sounds younger.”

With impressive showmanship, The Peacock made the judges think he must be a professional singer. In particular, Jeong said the mystery singer is one of the contestants who are most likely to win “The Masked Singer” Season 1.

Scherzinger described The Peacock as a natural-born performer. She thinks the man behind the mask is David Hasselhoff.

For McHale, The Peacock’s rendition of “Counting Stars” is the best singing performance he has seen from someone singing a peacock mask. He guessed the mystery singer could be Neil Patrick Harris but for Thicke, the contestant could be either Criss Angel or David Copperfield.

When The Peacock confirmed that he has performed in Las Vegas, Thicke thought he could be Tom Jones. Watch how The Peacock performed “Counting Stars” here:

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