Fans guess Banana Split is David Foster & Katherine McPhee as Cupcake goes home


THE Masked Singer returned this week with fans guessing Banana Split to be David Foster and Katherine McPhee after they wowed the judges and Cupcake getting eliminated.

Banana Split sang “Cry Me A River” by Michael Buble, impressed the judges, and left fans taking to social media to reveal their guesses.

“Banana Split is David Foster & Katharine McPhee. until I change my mind, but that’s what I’m going with #TheMaskedSinger,” one Twitter user said.

Another wrote: “We all know that the banana split are none other than Katherine McPhee, And david foster, They sounded incredible together this year #TheMaskedSinger.”

Meanwhile, Caterpillar, a new wildcard for this week, led the way on Masked Singer.

Cupcake, Banana Split, Mallard, and Queen of Hearts, the stars of group B, also performed but at the end of the episode, Cupcake was sent home and revealed to be Ruth Pointer.

It comes after the audience chanted “take it off” at the end of the October 6 episode as Baby unmasked, revealing the celebrity inside to be American comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, otherwise known as Larry the Cable Guy.

Read our Masked Singer live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • LARRY’S LET DOWN

    Once he was given the chance to speak at the end of last week’s show, Larry told the judges: “Everyone was so pumped up to see Bruce Willis, what a let down.

    “Everyone thought it would be this big action hero. This was the first time I’ve sang in from of anybody.” 

    The panelists weren’t the only people impressed by Baby’s true identity, as Nick called him one of the “most recognizable voices of this generation.”

  • ANOTHER SURPRISE

    The judges were equally as surprised last week when Larry the Cable Guy was unmasked as Baby.

    Before Baby’s identity was revealed, the panelists each took one turn guessing who the singer under the mask was.

    Robin guessed he was Chuck Norris, while Nicole said she thought he was James Corden.

    Meanwhile, Ken said it was Gordon Ramsay and Jenny guessed he was Bruce Willis.

    After the performer was revealed, Nick pointed out the judges have guessed he was a contestant in past seasons as he said: “We’ve said his name so many times and now he’s here in a baby costume.”

  • SHOUT OUT

    When Nick asked if the eliminated contestant wanted to say anything, she shouted out her famous sister Anita: “Sweetheart, I love you! I came to do what I needed to get home and support you.”

    She continued: “Thank you guys for having me! I’m a big fan of the show, I’ve been watching it the whole time.” 

    Before the unmasking, the Cupcake hinted at her identity by saying she was once “around other people a lot in her career.”

    The hint implied that she was potentially part of a girl group or starred on a TV show with an ensemble cast.

  • JUDGES TAKE FINAL GUESSES

    Before Cupcake officially left the competition, the judges took their final guesses on who was under the mask.

    Ken Jeong, 52, said he thought it was Tina Turner under the mask, while Nicole Scherzinger, 43, guessed Ruth Pointer from The Pointer Sisters.

    Meanwhile, Robin Thicke, 44, chose Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones as his pick and Jenny McCarthy, 48, guessed the performer was Grace Jones. 

    After the contestant’s identity was revealed, the judges appeared visibly shocked as Nick said she “threw everyone off.” 

  • RUTH POINTER REVEALED AS CUPCAKE

    The Masked Singer revealed Ruth Pointer as Cupcake during Wednesday’s episode of the show.

    The latest reveal stumped all four judges in the shocking elimination.

    During Wednesday night’s episode of The Masked SingerCupcake took the stage to perform Martha Reeves & The Vandellas’ song Heat Wave.

    The contestant competed in the Group B round against duo Banana SplitQueen Of Hearts, the Mallard and new wildcard the Caterpillar. 

    Following the performances, host Nick Cannon, 40, revealed that Cupcake was the latest contestant to be sent home.

  • WHO IS CUPCAKE?

    Cupcake is Ruth Pointer, a 75-year-old singer-songwriter who is best known for being a member of the family group The Pointer Sisters.

  • CUPCAKE GETS ELIMINATED

    Cupcake was chosen to be eliminated, but before the big reveal, the judges’ guesses were revealed.

  • CATERPILLAR PREFERS TEXTING

    When asked whether texting or calling is preferred, Caterpillar said: “Text, don’t call me.”

  • CATERPILLAR SINGS ‘IF I WERE A BOY’

    Caterpillar sang “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce before telling the audience come clues during the speed dating round.

  • MALLARD SINGS ‘MY HOUSE’

    After Mallard performed “My House” by Flo Rida, he revealed his first celebrity crush was Olivia Newton-John and his favorite attribute is his “dimples.”

  • QUEEN OF HEARTS SINGS IN FRENCH

    Queen of Hearts sang “Le vie in rose” and impressed the audience by singing in French, which she admitted to never having done before.

    During the judges’ speed dating round with Queen of Hearts, the crowd learned she likes to “read and ride motorcycles.”

    Queen of Hearts said she likes books and Ken Jeong captured her heart because they would both have a “roasting hot” first date.

  • QUEEN OF HEARTS CLUES

    “I think people are often surprised that I’m shy because I don’t come across as that on stage,” Queen of Hearts said.

    She looks for a “handsome, outdoorsy, and smart” King of Hearts.

  • CUPCAKE SINGS ‘FINESSE’

    Cupcake sang “Finesse” by Bruno Mars before speed dating.

    Whole Foods is the most used app on Cupcake’s food, the character then revealed.

  • CUPCAKE HAD ‘MANY HUSBANDS’

    Cupcake revealed she’s had “many husbands” and has a crush on Bruno Mars’ “romantic manner.”

  • WHO COULD BANANA SPLIT BE?

    Judge Nicole guessed Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to be hiding in the Banana Split costumes.

  • SPEED DATING WITH BANANA SPLIT

    Banana Split “doesn’t kiss on the first date” and prefers a “big party” over a small gathering.

    Banana Split said they would date judge Nicole because “we have a ball together.”

  • BANANA SPLIT WOWS JUDGES

    Banana Split sang “Cry Me A River” by Michael Buble and impressed the judges.

    “Talk about dessert,” Nick Cannon said after their performance. “Amazing.

    “Everyone still standing on their feet.”

  • THE MASKED SINGER BEGINS

    An all-new episode of The Masked Singer begins on FOX at 8pm ET.

  • WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE MASKED SINGER THIS SEASON?

    This season, The Masked Singer split its contestants into A and B groups.

    Those groups will compete against each other throughout the season.

    In the finale, the strongest performers from each group will go head-to-head and compete against one another for the first time.

  • HOW TO WATCH THE MASKED SINGER

    The show airs on Wednesday at 8pm EST.

    Viewers can watch the show live on Fox, or with a favorite streaming service, such as Hulu, Tubi or fuboTV.

  • WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE UNMASKED?

    The Masked Singer Twitter account noted that Skunk, Bull, Mallard, Banana Split, Cupcake, Queen of Hearts, Hamster, Pepper, Jester, Caterpillar, and Beachball could all be unmasked.

  • WHO HAS WON MASKED SINGER IN THE PAST, CONTINUED

    The fourth winner of the show was LeAnn Rimes, who performed as Sun.

    The fifth winner of the show was multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, who performed as Piglet.

    The sixth season winner has yet to be crowned.

  • WHO HAS WON MASKED SINGER IN THE PAST?

    The first winner of the show was recording artist T-Pain who performed as Monster.

    The second winner of the show was five-time Emmy winner Wayne Brady who performed as Fox.

    The third winner of the show was Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Buress who performed as Night Angel.

  • HOW MANY SEASONS OF THE MASKED SINGER HAVE THERE BEEN?

    The newest season of The Masked Singer debuted a few weeks ago.

    This is the sixth season of the hit TV show.

  • WHO ARE THE JUDGES ON MASKED SINGER THIS SEASON?

    The judges are still Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger.





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