'The Masked Singer': Crab Unmasked, and They're an R&B Icon

As The Masked Singer whittled down its Super 8 into the final 6, an R&B legend was unmasked on Wednesday's episode. Two superstars were eliminated in the special two-hour episode — and unfortunately, the first to go was the Crab. Continue on to see who exactly was under this sea creature's mask (if you weren't already watching via FuboTV or another live service). Spoilers ahead!

In the night's first unmasking, Crab was revealed to be Bobby Brown. The R&B icon is known for his time in New Edition, as well as his smash solo hits like "My Prerogative." Brown explained some of the tragic parts of his clue package, which referenced the deaths of his daughter Bobbi Kristina in 2015 and his son Bobby Jr. in November 2020.

Judges Ken Jeong and Jenny McCarthy both correctly guessed Brown. Robin Thicke first guessed Kool from Kool and the Gang but changed it to Ray Parker Jr. Nicole Scherzinger changed her first guess from a Jackson family member to Keith Sweat. Guest judge Rita Wilson also chimed in, guessing Martin Lawrence.

After Brown was revealed as the Crab, Tamera Mowry-Housley was unmasked as Seashell, who was eliminated surprisingly early in the competition given her killer '80s-fueled performance of Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now."

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This week's reveals come on the heels of last week's unmasking of the Orca, another one of the show's Wildcard performers. That aquatic mascot turned out to be Mark McGrath. McGrath is best known as the lead singer of Sugar Ray, the band who scored big hits in the '90s such as "Fly," Every Morning" and "When It's Over." Other eliminated performers include the Bulldog (Nick Cannon), Grandpa Monster (Logan Paul), Raccoon (Danny Trejo), Phoenix (Caitlyn Jenner) and Snail (Kermit the Frog).

The Masked Singer Season 5 airs each and every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. You can tune in live using FuboTV (get a free trial here). You can also watch The Masked Singer on Hulu, starting the day after its broadcast premiere. Stay tuned to PopCulture.com for more weekly updates on The Masked Singer and its reveals.

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