'The Masked Singer' unmasks Terry Bradshaw as third eliminated celebrity
By Steven Rogers, 01/17/2019
The Masked Singer unmasked its third singer during Wednesday night's broadcast of the new Fox singing competition, revealing former NFL star quarterback and sportscaster Terry Bradshaw was the celebrity inside the show's Deer costume.
"Oh, this by far!," Bradshaw said, drawing laughs from everyone.
The Masked Singer features 12 celebrities competing in a singing competition while wearing elaborate costumes that hide their identities.
Six costumed celebrities competed on each of The Masked Singer's first two episodes, with one being eliminated at each broadcast's conclusion.
Five of the ten remaining celebrities performed on Wednesday's broadcast of The Masked Singer's third episode wearing costumes dubbed Deer, Lion, Peacock, Unicorn, and Monster.
After the five performances, the studio audience and The Masked Singer panelists all voted for favorite performer, and the performer that received the fewest votes was eliminated from the competition and unmasked.
There was only a two percent difference between bottom two singers,"according to Cannon.
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Given the clues he had revealed in his introduction video and movement during his performance, The Masked Singer panel had correctly suspected Deer was a retired NFL quarterback, with several panelists even specifically guessing Bradshaw was the mystery singer.
"[But] I actually picked up a very last clue just now. When I saw him laugh just right now, he laughed with his shoulders. And I watch Fox a lot with football, and I think Terry Bradshaw laughs the exact same way. Terry Bradshaw is my guess."
"When I saw the Deer try and walk down the stairs, I was like, 'Those are the knees of a former NFL quarterback, so I'm going to guess what Nicole did -- Terry Bradshaw," guest panelist Joel McHale said.
However, two panelists incorrectly guessed that Deer was other retired NFL quarterbacks.
McCarthy guessed Deer was former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning based on Deer's comment that some of his world championships have involved horses (Bradshaw has been breeding and raising World Champion halter horses for over 25 years).
The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong also incorrectly assumed the horse clue meant Deer had played for an NFL team named after horses.
"It's not Terry Bradshaw," he said. "It is someone who played with a team with a horse on it, but it is not Peyton Manning It is NFL Hall-of-Famer John Elway!"