The Raven 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 Monster.
During 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 Raven was the third to perform. She sang “Brave,” the lead single of Sara Bareilles’ fourth studio album “The Blessed Unrest.”
Bareilles co-wrote “Brave” with Indie pop group Fun guitarist-drummer Jack Antonoff. Released on April 23, 2013, the song was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards but lost to “Royals” by Lorde.
When the Raven sang “Brave” on “Touchy Feely Clues,” panelists Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy were impressed by how she hit the high note. McCarthy immediately mentioned “The Talk” host Sarah Gilbert.
Each contestant had to bring one object as a clue to his or her identity. The Raven brought a gold Emmy Award, which she said she placed where “the flock can admire it.”
Thicke guessed the Raven could be Ricki Lake while Jeong said she could be Star Jones. Either way, they agreed that the singer behind the Raven’s mask is a talk show host.
Being in “The Masked Singer” has forced the Raven to go against all her basic instincts, especially the need to keep quiet after a career of talking to many people, she said before performing “Brave.” She also said she had a bird’s eye view of her own story by being alone with her thoughts.
Later on, Thick still insisted the Raven could be Lake while Jeong changed his mind and mentioned “The Talk” host Sheryl Underwood. On the other hand, Scherzinger suggested “The View” host Meghan McCain while McCarthy suggested former “The View” host Raven-Symone.
It was the Raven who received the lowest number of votes from the judges and the audience. Thicke was right; she was Lake, who won the Outstanding Talk Show Host award at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2013 for her daytime talk show “The Ricki Lake Show.”
Watch Lake perform “Brave” as the Raven here: