The Masked Singer's Lizard Revealed as 2000s R&B Icon

You'll definitely feel nostalgic when you find out which panty-loving singer from the 2000s was eliminated on The Masked Singer's April 3 episode.

By Brett Malec Apr 04, 2024 1:11 AMTags

The Masked Singer's Lizard has officially sung his thong swan song.

A R&B icon who ruled the early 2000s music charts was revealed during the Fox competition series' "Shower Anthems"-themed episode on April 3.

Before the mystery celeb's performance, he gave the judges some clues about his troubled youth prior to becoming a household name.

"Before I could even drive, I was living two lives," Lizard recounted. "I got straight As in school, but after school. I was running the streets with a bad crowd. I was messed up so much I saw the inside of a jail cell more than once. That last time, I took a long look in the mirror and realized the thug life just wasn't for me."

That's when he changed his life for good.

"From that moment on," he added, "I steered in a different direction and cleaned up my act. But I never forgot those dark days and the wake-up call that I desperately needed."

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Lizard then rocked the stage with an angsty performance of Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life" before revealing one final hint in the form of a connection to judge Rita Ora.

As he teased, "Rita, I'm honored to say we both have won the same out-of-this-world award."

Unfortunately, by the end of the night, Lizard landed in the bottom and was ultimately eliminated from the competition.

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As for the judges' guesses, Jenny McCarthy picked Ray J while Ken Jeong chose New Edition's Michael Bivins. However, it was Robin Thicke and Rita who correctly guessed Sisqo!

"My family loves the show and every time we saw a season, everybody would always say, 'Hey, that's gotta be Sisqo,'" the "Thong Song" singer said. "So, when I got an opportunity to do it, I seized it. And it's been really fun."

Sisqo added, "The lizard had to embody the spirit of the dragon."

Keep reading to see all the celebs who have already been revealed this season. The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Book: Eliminated Week 1

The Book was revealed as comedian Kevin Hart, who only competed on the premiere episode March 6 to prank pal Nick Cannon.

Afghan Hound: Eliminated Week 2

Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley was the first actual contestant sent home during the second week.

Spaghetti and Meatballs: Eliminated Week 3

Restaurateur Joe Bastianich said "ciao" to the competition after being revealed as Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Lion: Eliminated Weed 4

TV host Billy Bush entered the competition as a wild card during week four but was abruptly eliminated.

Lizard: Eliminated Week 5

Sisqo, singer of the 2000 mega-hit "Thong Song," was unmasked as Lizard during week five.

Lovebird: Eliminated Week 6

The Bachelor alum Colton Underwood was behind the Lovebird costume and was sent home during Transformers week.

Koala: Eliminated Week 6

Introduced as a wild card contestant during week six, retired football star DeMarcus Ware was eliminated and unmasked as Koala.

Ugly Sweater: Eliminated Week 7

Music icon Charlie Wilson was behind the Ugly Sweater mask and was sent home during week seven's double elimination.

Starfish: Eliminated Week 7

The Office alum Kate Flannery was unmasked as Starfish during week seven's double elimination.

Miss Cleocatra: Eliminated Week 8

As Miss Cleocatra, Sister Act star Jenifer Lewis made a triumphant return to the stage nearly two years after her harrowing accident, in which she fell 10 feet from a balcony while on a trip to the Serengeti in Africa.

Seal: Eliminated Week 9

Just one week after joining the show as the season's final wild card contestant, former child star Corey Feldman was unmasked as Seal.

Beets: Eliminated Week 9

In a jaw-dropping double elimination, American Idol alums Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard were unearthed as the duo behind Beets.

Poodle Moth: Eliminated Week 10

This is Chrissy Metz! The This Is Us star was unmasked as Poodle Moth during the quarterfinals.

Clock: Eliminated Week 11

Clock was revealed to be legendary singer Thelma Houston.

Gumball: Runner-Up

Hart of Dixie and Friday Night Lights alum Scott Porter nearly took home the title, but ultimately came in second place during the May 22 season 11 finale.

Goldfish: Winner

Former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens won season 11 as Goldfish!

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