Elephant performed a cover of “Friday I’m In Love” by The Cure in front of judges Ken Jeong, Jenny Mccarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke on Week 3 (February 19, 2020) of The Masked Singer Season 3.
“Friday I’m in Love” is the second single taken from The Cure’s album Wish (1992), and was a worldwide hit. It won the award for European Viewer’s Choice for Best Music Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
Elephant was voted “Out” by the audience and was unmasked. Who is Elephant? The man behind the Elephant Mask is American retired professional skateboarder Tony Hawk.
The Masked Singer Season 3 Week 3
Season: 3 (2020)
Episode: 4 (February 19, 2020)
Stage name: Elephant
Song: “Friday I’m In Love” by The Cure
Identity: Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk is also an actor, stuntman, and the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. Hawk is one of the pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.
Hawk said that he has all the confidence that he needs when he steps on a skateboard and knows he can perform well. But to be on national TV, on stage for the first time doing all of those things on The Masked singer was “nerve-wracking”. He said he was doing the routine in his hotel room until midnight. He added that his sister was a professional singer and his dad is a good singer so he thought maybe it was in the genes, so he tried it too.
The legendary skateboarder said his only inspiration was Robert Smith, because he is a massive fan of his work. He wanted to sound like him and added some British accent in his performance. He described his experience on The Masked Singer as “very liberating” because one can become anything one wants to be. “It’s not you. It’s the character,” Hawk said.
None of the judges got it right in guessing the Elephant’s identity. Jenny Mccarthy thought he could be Lance Armstrong while Nicole thought he could be Travis Barker or Tommy Lee. Ken Jeong nominated Beto O’Rourke.
Hawk said it would have been great if one of the judges guessed it right because that means he has an iconic sound or movement. But since the judges thought he was a musician like Travis Barker or Dave Grohl, in their earlier guesses, it gives him a lot of confidence.
Prior to the reveal, a video showing the clues to Elephant’s identity was shown.
Hawk said the most obvious clue in the video was birds. His name is Hawk and his company is Birdhouse, so that’s a very obvious connection. The White House reference is when he skated through the White House in 2010. The voguing in the video refers to a skate trick he created in 1984, which he called Madonna. The drum sticks held in an X was in reference to the X Games. He said it was a lot of fun that nobody got him. Although he was eliminated, he was proud of his performance.
The Masked Singer is an American reality singing competition TV series and is part of the Masked Singer franchise featuring celebrities in head-to-toe costumes and face masks which conceal their identities from other contestants, panelists, and an audience. It premiered on Fox on January 2, 2019, and is hosted by Nick Cannon. On January 30, 2019, Fox announced it had renewed the series for a second season. On May 13, 2019, Fox announced that the second season would premiere in fall 2019, and that it had ordered a third season, which premiered following Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020.
The reality singing competition The Masked Singer is television’s #1 new show, captivating a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers in its record-breaking debut. The singing competition series features panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke.
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