Recap: Lovebird Colton Underwood and Koala DeMarcus Ware Unmasked on ‘Transformers Night’ on ‘The Masked Singer’

After a long-awaited return, “The Masked Singer” season 11 continued its thrilling journey on Wednesday night with the Group A contestants making a comeback. The episode was filled with suspense and excitement as the singers battled it out on stage, hoping to secure a spot in the ongoing race for the Golden Mask Trophy. However, the stakes were raised with a double elimination looming over the competitors.

The panel of celebrity “detectives” comprising Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, and newcomer Rita Ora, alongside host Nick Cannon, put on their thinking hats as they tried to unravel the secret identities of the masked contestants.

The night’s theme was “Transformers Night”, with the contestants showcasing their talents by performing songs featured in the Transformers film franchise. The lineup included The Starfish, Ugly Sweater, The Lovebird, The Goldfish, and a new wildcard contestant, The Koala.

The Starfish kicked off the evening with a powerful rendition of Green Day’s “21 Guns”, impressing the audience and the panel. Ugly Sweater brought a funky twist with a cover of Commodores’ “Brick House”, earning praise for their infectious energy. The Lovebird soared with a heartfelt performance of Goo Goo Dolls’ “All That You Are”, showcasing improved confidence that was noticed by the panel. The Goldfish exuded seductive charm while singing Player’s “Baby Come Back”, drawing praise for her vocal range and stage presence.

The highlight of the night came with the introduction of The Koala, who stunned everyone with a rooftop performance of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. The panel was surprised by The Koala’s vocal prowess and song choice, resulting in a memorable moment for everyone.

As the performances concluded, the audience cast their votes to determine the night’s top performer, leading to the elimination of the singer with the least votes. In a dramatic unmasking, The Lovebird revealed himself to be former “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood, sharing his joy at exploring his creative side on the show. The night took another unexpected turn when The Koala was unmasked as NFL Hall of Famer DeMarcus Ware, who reflected on the experience of shedding his mask and embracing his true self.

Looking ahead, The Goldfish, The Starfish, and The Ugly Sweater are set to compete in the Group A finals next week, with only one advancing to the next stage of the competition. “The Masked Singer” airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, promising more surprises and stellar performances as the season progresses.

For a glimpse into the past contestants who have unveiled themselves on the show, check out the gallery on the official “The Masked Singer” website. Stay tuned for more thrilling moments and stunning reveals as the competition heats up in season 11.