The Monster was one of the six remaining mystery celebrity singers who performed in “The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 7 titled “All Together Now,” which aired on Fox on February 13, 2019. He competed against the Lion, the Alien, the Bee, the Rabbit and the Peacock.
“All Together Now” marked the first time all remaining “The Masked Singer” contestants are together in one episode. As a guest judge, JB Smoove joined resident judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke on the panel.
“Being here has given me a chance to share my true voice with the world,” the Monster said before performing. He was wearing a revamped new costume with a star around his eye.
“When I was just a little monster growing up down south, I had to stay inside because it was too dangerous outside,” the Monster added. “I couldn’t let people make me a bad boy for life. Tonight, I’m coming out swinging.”
The Monster was the first one to perform among the six contestants. He sang “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” was originally written in 1975 by Alan Merrill of the Arrows who recorded the first released version. But it was the version recorded by Jett and her band released in 1982 that made the song famous.
“I don’t know what the hell is going on around here,” Smoove commented on the Monster’s performance of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” “But this is incredible.”
Thicke said the Monster sounded like a professional singer but could not recognize the voice. Scherzinger recalled that previous clues indicated that he could be a rapper but she suggested he could be a boxer.
For McCarthy, the Monster could be Lil Jon. Thicke and Jeong thought the masked singer could be an African-American comic like Tommy Davidson.
“I was not ‘In Living Color,'” the Monster said as an additional clue referring to the Fox comedy series that ran from 1990 to 1994. “But my shoe size is 12. The panel is off by a mile.”
McCarthy thought it was golf reference instead of a boxing reference. Watch the Monster’s performance of “I Love Rock N’ Roll” here: