‘The Masked Singer’ Season 1 episode 5 recap: The Lion sings ‘California Dreamin’ by Sia

The Lion sang “California Dreamin” by Sia in her solo performance on “The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 5 titled “Mix and Masks.” She was the last to perform among the four mystery celebrity contestants on the episode.

In the group performance, the Lion performed “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons with the Rabbit, the Alien and the Unicorn. It marked the first group performance for the Fox reality singing competition show’s first season.

Joel McHale was no longer as a guest panelist on “Mix and Masks.” He joined resident panelists Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy on the third and fourth episodes “Five Masks No More” and “Another Mask Bites the Dust,” which aired on Fox on January 16, 2019 and January 23, 2019, respectively.

For the Lion, she is in “The Masked Singer” to prove that being on stage is her destiny. This made Thicke think that she could be one of the members of Destiny’s Child.

In addition, the Lion said she wanted to be a model of courage and vulnerability so she tries to open up her whole heart when she sings. Her favorite movie is “The Wizard of Oz” and she mentioned Kesha’s song “Tik-Tok.”

Singing “California Dreamin” by Sia, the Lion exhibited fast vibrato, elegance and graceful posture. Right after the first verse, Scherzinger said the masked singer is “definitely a singer.”

Like Scherzinger, Thicke was impressed by the Lion’s vocals. He guessed the masked singer could be Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child.

McCarthy described the Lion as a woman who cannot be tamed. The former said the latter could be someone who collaborated with Kesha.

On “Mix and Masks,” each masked singer brought an object to help reveal who they are. The Lion brought a scrunchie, which was a family heirloom.

Watch the Lion’s performance of “California Dreamin” by Sia here:

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