The Raven is one of the eight mystery celebrity contestants of “The Masked Singer” Season 1 that have yet to be unmasked. She performed on episode 4 titled “Another Mask Bites the Dust,” which aired on Fox on January 23, 2019 along with the Bee, the Poodle, the Rabbit and the Raven.
“Definitely has a strong point of view,” read the caption of the Raven’s photo for “Another Mask Bites the Dust.” There was also a video of her with a strange kind of cage over her head.
On “Another Mask Bites the Dust,” the Raven performed “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. Released on October 26, 2009, the song was co-written by Gaga and Nadir “RedOne” Khayat and was included the the third extended play of the latter titled “The Fame Monster.”
By joining “The Masked Singer,” The Raven went back places she thought she would never have the courage to revisit. On episode 2 “New Masks on the Block” on January 9, 2019, she confronted the loss of a loved one by singing “Rainbow” by Kesha.
Viewers learned “Another Mask Bites the Dust” that the Raven was once the loneliest bird among all other birds and no one recognized her beauty. But years ago, a man came to town took her away from her flock.
One of the prominent clues was the year 1968. This seemed to be the birth year of the Raven.
Joel McHale was back as a guest panelist “Another Mask Bites the Dust.” He joined resident judges Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy in the panel.
Scherzinger wondered if the Raven was Raven Symone. The former member of The Pussycat Dolls does not believe the mystery celebrity contestant is a professional singer.
For McHale, the Raven could be Sally Jesse Raphael while McCarthy guessed the masked singer could be Sherri Shepherd, who starred in “Ride Along 2” with Jeong. “The Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon noted that if it was Shepherd, she would grab his behind.
Jeong asked the Raven if she had ever been in a movie with him. The Raven replied, “Only in my dreams.”
At the end of “Another Mask Bites the Dust,” the Poodle got the lowest votes. It was revealed that she is Margaret Cho.
The other remaining mystery celebrity singers of “The Masked Singer” Season 1 are the Lion, the Peacock, the Unicorn and the Monster. Meanwhile, watch the Raven sing “Bad Romance” here: