The Masked Singer Season 5, Episode 2 (titled "Shamrock and Roll") saw the debut of Group B. Unfortunately for one celebrity, it was the only time we'll see them in the competition. Group B — consisting of Chameleon, Grandpa Monster, Black Swan, Phoenix, and Piglet — took the stage, with only four surviving after Wednesday night's elimination. Scroll on to see which musical mascot the audience sent home (and unmasked) Wednesday night (if you weren't already watching via FuboTV or another live service). Spoilers ahead, obviously.
In the end, Phoenix was the one who got the boot. Before they revealed their identity, the show featured the first impression guesses from the judges. Robin Thicke guessed Laverne Cox. Nicole Scherzinger first thought that it was Perez Hilton but she changed up her guess to Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness. Ken Jeong's first guess was Caitlyn Jenner, but he ended up changing it to RuPaul. Jenny McCarthy's first guess was also Jenner, a choice she stuck with. Ultimately, Phoenix removed their mask and revealed that they were indeed famed Olympic athlete and reality star Caitlyn Jenner.
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Guest host Niecy Nash asked why Jenner decided to do The Masked Singer, to which she said that she likes an adventure. "I like challenges, I race cars, I fly airplanes," she said, adding that she thought that it was "fun." When McCarthy asked what her famous kids would say, Jenner said that they wouldn't be surprised to see her take on this challenge. At the end of the episode, the Olympic athlete performed an encore of "Tik Tok" by Kesha, which she performed earlier in the episode. This means that Group B's surviving members — Black Swan, Chameleon, Piglet and Grandpa Monster — will be joining the remaining Group A singers — Russian Doll, Seashell, Robopine and Raccoon.
The Masked Singer Season 5 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. You can tune in live using FuboTV (get a free trial). You can also watch The Masked Singer on Hulu the day after its broadcast premiere. Stay tuned to PopCulture.com for more weekly updates on The Masked Singer and its reveals.