'The Masked Singer' Season 3: It's Bella Thorne behind the Swan mask, reveal leaves fans stumped
The five remaining contestants took the stage tonight on 'The Masked Singer' marking Group C's return for their second performances. The performances were from Night Angel, T-Rex, Swan, Astronaut and Rhino. The contestant that has the lowest vote is eliminated during the episode and their identity is revealed. On tonight's episode, the lowest voted contestant was the Swan and when the person behind the costume was revealed, fans said they never would have guessed it.
"Bella Thorne? I did not see that coming I love her omg #TheMaskedSinger," tweeted a fan.
The Swan was revealed to be American actress, singer, director and author Bella Thorne. Known for her role as CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series 'Shake It Up', Thorne sang 'I Hate Myself for Loving You' by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. During her performance, she also screamed: "I love you Ken Jeong" as the judge's face appeared on the screen. She acted alongside Jeong in 'The Duff'.
Thorne's yearbook quote is, "I’ve been the black swan and against all odds, I’ve been able to spread my wings for millions to see. Life is truly magical."
"what??? #SwanMask Lol & Ken Jeong did a movie with Bella & he had no clue. This season of #TheMaskedSinger has me stumped," tweeted another fan.
The panel opted to guess she could have been Mila Kunis, Kristen Stewart, Kristen Bell or Sandra Bullock.
"Oh wow! Bella Thorne from Shake It Up!!! She looks so different without her red hair! #SwanMask #TheMaskedSinger," tweeted another fan. "I wouldn’t have guessed Bella Thorne in a million years. #TheMaskedSinger," tweeted another fan.
Some were definitely sad to see the Swan go. "#TheMaskedSinger has had iconic (for better or worse) people revealed so far, so Bella Thorne being unmasked tonight is just a total shrug lol I will say this though: she was better than T-Rex and should've stayed tonight," tweeted another user.
While the Swan aka Thorne may have gotten kicked off 'The Masked Singer' this week, 'The Duff' star revealed what is next for her in an interview with TV line. She also revealed more about the moment she declared her love for Jeong.
Thorne has a new deal with Fox to develop scripted and unscripted content. When asked what her unscripted ideas would entail or if they would be like 'The Masked Singer', Thorne said, "Definitely I have come up with some treatments for (unscripted content) already. They're not singing with masks on, but they’re definitely. They’re more family-oriented. I like to create shows from what I would understand growing up. One of the (concepts) I have is about living on a budget and how to keep your family happy when you are on a budget."
She added, "Growing up, my mom… just always did a really amazing job figuring that out… She got really creative. That is definitely a main part of what the show is about. I’ve got some other nonscripted formats that are similar to my life in that sense — again, things I really agree with and related to. That’s what I want to bring them. And for my scripted side, I’ve been really thinking about a Riverdale-meets-Gossip Girl, more psychological though, and more on the nose with teens. I think that Fox taking me on, as a chance, is a huge deal."
On the whole Jeong fiasco, Thorne said, "Well, (the producers) know I worked with Ken a lot. First, they were like, 'Do we have to worry about Ken recognizing you? Do we have to put extra precautions or whatnot?' I was like, 'I don’t know. I have no idea.' But I really want to hint that I love Ken Jeong, especially because Ken Jeong — he didn’t get a Valentine on the show, and nobody ever agrees with his guesses. I just felt bad for poor Ken."
'The Masked Singer' airs Wednesday nights on FOX. Check your local listings for more information.