Well, that was a new one.
This is how it usually goes on The Masked Singer: a group of masked contestants all perform for the audience and for the panelists. The audience and panel then vote for their favorite singer, and whoever gets the least votes dramatically takes off his or her mask to reveal their true identity.
Tonight, however, the Gremlin decided he wasn't about that. After he performed, he decided he was just going to take his mask off and eliminate himself there on the spot, revealing that it was none other than Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke.
Initially, he joked that he was just there because he was in the neighborhood. He also explained that he was a fan of the show and had watched either four episodes or so since the beginning (it wasn't clear). Other than that, he offered no real explanation for his decision to take the mask off other than the simple fact that it was hot. Honestly, after we spent all day getting as close to our air conditioner as possible, we gotta say we don't blame him.
Mickey Rourke's Gremlin was not the only new contestant we met tonight.
Group B, who made their debut in this episode, also included Seahorse, Whatchamacallit, Serpent, Baby Alien and Crocodile. They all made it clear that the costume game has been upped this season, especially when you look at Serpent's moving tentacles and the mere existence of Baby Alien, who is one of the most confusing contestants the show has ever had. He's obviously not a real baby, right?!
You can keep up with all the contestants and major clues below!
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.