The Masked Singer spoilers follow
The Masked Singer US has eliminated its fifth celebrity from the competition with a dramatic unmasking in the latest episode (October 13).
After last week’s elimination of Baby, who turned out to be Larry the Cable Guy, Banana Split, Queen of Hearts, Cupcake, Mallard and wildcard Caterpillar all battled it out to make it to the next stage.
Despite a rousing rendition of ‘Finesse’ by Bruno Mars, it was the end of the road for Cupcake and the sweet treat was sent packing, as she was revealed to be Ruth Pointer.
The eldest member of famed family band The Pointer Sisters was correctly guessed by Nicole Scherzinger.
The other judges came close but no cigar, with Ken Jeong guessing Tina Turner, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg guessing Grace Jones, and Robin Thicke guessing Leslie Jones.
Previous panel guesses included RuPaul, Whoopi Goldberg, Roberta Flack, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Holliday.
Several of Cupcake’s voiceovers hinted at her true identity, calling herself “a Black Liz Taylor”, saying she was “used to sharing the spotlight” and revealing she has “had many husbands”.
She also later explained that her sister and fellow Pointer Sister Anita was due to compete on the show alongside her, but had to quit because of “health reasons”.
Speaking to host Nick Cannon after her elimination, she gave a moving shoutout to her sister: “Sweetheart, I love you! I came to do what I needed to get home and support you.”
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She added: “Thank you guys for having me! I’m a big fan of the show, I’ve been watching it the whole time.”
Pointer marks the fifth eliminee of this season, with Larry the Cable Guy (Baby), Tyga (Dalmatian), Toni Braxton (Pufferfish), Vivica A Fox (Mother Nature) and Dwight Howard (Octopus) already eliminated.
The Masked Singer US airs on FOX in the US, while its UK sister show can be found over on ITV.
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