Canadian singer, composer, actor, multi-instrumentalist, comedian and author Paul Shaffer, 69, was among the 16 celebrities who participated in “The Masked Singer” Season 2. The new season of the reality singing competition television series premiered on Fox on September 25, 2019.
Nick Cannon is back to host “The Masked Singer” Season 2. Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke are also back as the judges.
The 16 mystery celebrity contestants of “The Masked Singer” Season 2 were divided into four groups. Four contestants were eliminated from the first three episodes, one from each group, namely figure skater Johnny Weir as Egg, professional gamer Ninja as Ice Cream, boxer Laila Ali as Panda, and celebrity doctor Dr. Drew Pinsky as Eagle.
Those who survived the first round of eliminations from the first and third group were combined and they performed in the fourth episode titled “Once Upon a Mask,” which aired on October 16, 2019. The contestants were Flamingo, Leopard, Black Widow, Skeleton, Thingamajig and Butterfly.
Flamingo, Leopard and Black Widow sang “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes and “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, respectively. Skeleton sang “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet while Thingamajig sang “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves and Butterfly sang “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.
In the end, it was Skeleton who received the lowest number of votes. He was unmasked and revealed to be Shaffer.
Born on November 28, 1949Fort William, Ontario, Canada, Shaffer was raised in a Jewish family. He went to the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.
As a musician, Shaffer played keyboards for The Honeydrippers in 1984. He also served as a musical director for David Letterman’s late night talk shows.
As an actor, Shaffer played Dr. Hans Zarkov in “Flash Gordon” from 1996 to 1997. He appeared as himself in the 2016 television film “Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.”
Watch the full “The Masked Singer” Season 2 episode 4 here: