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‘The Masked Singer’ Season 1 episode 6 recap: The Monster sings ‘American Woman’ by Lenny Kravitz

The Monster was one of the four mystery celebrity contestants who performed on “The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 6 titled “Touchy Feely Clues,” which aired on Fox on February 6, 2019. She competed against the Bee, the Peacock and the Raven.

For the group number, the four contestants sang “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas. Produced by David Guetta, the song was released as the second single of The Black Eyed Peas’ fifth album titled “The E.N.D.”

During the solo performances, the Monster was the third to perform. He sang “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz.

Originally recorded on August 13, 1969, “American Woman” is from the eponymous sixth studio album of the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. Kravitz recorded a version of the song in 1999 for the soundtrack of the spy comedy film “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”

Before singing Kravitz’s version of “American Woman” on “Touchy Feely Clues,” the Monster gave some clues to his identity. The masked singer said he has had his share of dark days.

According to the Monster, he is a fighter who discovered the little Teddy bear he is at heart. He kept making sports references.

A brief image of the controls of a music production studio was shown as a clue. He exhibited versatile vocals and great moves during his performance of “American Woman,” which impressed panelists Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy.

“That ain’t no athlete!” Jeong exclaimed. Later on, he guesses David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson.

McCarthy believed the Monster is an athlete while Scherzinger guesses Lil Rel. Thicke asked if anyone knew if Sugar Ray Leonard could sing and referred to the masked singer as a professional singer.

For Thicke, the Monster was the best performer on “Touchy Feely Clues.” During the show and tell portion, the masked singer brought headphones and said, “I make my best calls on this headset.”

Host Nick Cannon said the Monster is somebody he knows based on the body language of the masked singer. The host added that the mystery celebrity contestant keeps on picking on him.

In the end, it was the Raven who received the lowest number of votes from the audience and the judges. She unmasked herself and was revealed to be talk show host and actress Ricki Lake.

Watch the Monster’s performance of “All of Me” here:

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