The Masked Singer Marks Actress' Triumphant Return After Near-Death Experience

During The Masked Singer's Girl Group Night on April 24, Miss Cleocatra was unveiled as a powerhouse performer who experienced a near-fatal accident two years ago. Find out her identity.

By Gabrielle Chung Apr 25, 2024 1:08 AMTags
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Miss Cleocatra may have nine lives, but her time on The Masked Singer has come to an end.

A powerhouse performer who survived a near-fatal accident was unmasked during the Fox singing competition's Girl Group Night episode on April 24.

Before dazzling the crowd with a rendition of En Vogue's "Free Your Mind," the mystery celeb gave fans some clues about her true identity, including her connections to Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg.

"I had my own gang of great women who shaped me, starting with my own mother," Miss Cleocatra teased. "She was a maid so I didn't have to be, but the best gift I ever got from her was her work ethic. It made me the hardest hustler in Tinseltown."

The fierce feline continued, "Now, all the brightest stars looked to me, including Michelle Obama and her mother, but I'm most proud of the little princesses who see me as their queen. I want them to know that if they want to be supreme, free your mind and work harder than anyone else." 

Other hints she gave included a domino tile with the number five.

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However, despite receiving a standing ovation, Miss Cleocatra was dethroned by Seal (the final Wild Card contestant, not the "Kiss From a Rose" singer) and landed in the bottom.

When it came to the judges' guesses, both Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy went with Broadway star Loretta Devine, while Rita Ora thought Miss Cleocatra was Grammy-winning singer Roberta Flack. But only Ken Jeong was able to truly identify her royal catness as Jenifer Lewis, who worked as a backup singer for Bette before starring in Sister ActThe TemptationsThe Princess and the Frog, Five and Black-ish.

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Jenifer's appearance comes 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.

"Listen, I took a long break," the 67-year-old said of why she decided to make her comeback on the show. "When they called, I said, 'I haven't been on stage singing for a long time—so come on, let's go!'"

Looking back at the "fun" experience, Jenifer added, "I had a blast."

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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