'The Masked Singer' Season 4 Unmasks Its First Celebrity Masked Singer: And the Dragon Is… (Video)

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for  Wednesday’s Season 4 premiere of “The Masked Singer.”)

“The Masked Singer” is finally back! On Wednesday, the fourth season of Fox’s wacky singing competition premiered, revealing many changes implemented due to COVID. But one thing certainly remained the same: At the end of the episode, the first contestant of the season was eliminated and unmasked.

Tonight, Dragon, Popcorn, Giraffe, Sun and Snow Owls (the show’s first-ever two-headed costume) all competed as part of “Group A.”

After those five Season 4 contestants performed, it was time for panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke to choose the “weakest” competitor for elimination.

They picked Dragon, who sang LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” and unmasked him to reveal rapper Busta Rhymes, real name Trevor George Smith Jr. Thicke and Scherzinger actually managed to guess Dragon was Rhymes, meaning they’re in the lead for winning the newly introduced “Golden Ear” trophy, a prize for the judge with the most correct first-impression guesses about contestants’ identities at the end of the season. But McCarthy and Jeong were stumped.

Next week, Group B will perform for the first time.

The full Season 4 lineup of masked contestants includes Dragon, Popcorn, Giraffe, Sun, Snow Owls, Serpent, Gremlin, Crocodile, Broccoli, Seahorse, Jellyfish, Mushroom, Whatchamacallit, Squiggly Monster, Baby Alien, Sun and Lips.

According to Fox, those 16 contestants — but 17 celebrities, because of the Snow Owls — combined “have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one Academy Award nomination, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.”

Readers can find out how the format for “The Masked Singer” Season 4 will work over the next several weeks here. And if you want more information on changes implemented due to COVID, you can find that here.

Watch Rhymes’ performance in the video above and his unmasking via the clip below.

“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox.

'Masked Singer' Season 4 Costumes: Here's Your First Look at Squiggly Monster, Jellyfish and More (Photos)

  • The wait is almost over for “The Masked Singer” fans, as the fourth season of Fox’s wacky singing competition premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c. And to get you even more hyped for the next round of the “whosungit?” guessing game, the broadcast network has revealed the costumes for all 16 contestants competing on Season 4. Click through TheWrap’s gallery to see every one of them — all created by “Masked Singer” costume designer Marina Toybina — from Squiggly Monster to Baby Alien.

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  • Costume: Mushroom     Psychedelic.

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  • Costume: Squiggly Monster    We’re not afraid of this goof.

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  • Costume: Whatchamacallit       Somehow they managed to top Thingamajig.

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  • Costume: Popcorn     She’s already trying to butter us up.

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  • Costume: Snow Owls      The first-ever two-celebrity “Masked Singer” costume proves sometimes two heads are better than one.

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  • Costume: Sun      So bright we need shades.

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  • Costume: Giraffe      Possibly the tallest contestant we’ve ever seen. Unless they’re walking on stilts, that is.

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  • Costume: Dragon    Straight fire.

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  • Costume: Lips      This mouth might be mighty performer.

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  • Costume: Jellyfish     So good it stings. 

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  • Costume: Crocodile     What a snappy dresser.

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  • Costume: Gremlin      Wickedly cute.

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  • Costume: Broccoli      We’re green with envy. 

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  • Costume: Baby Alien     The cutest little puppet we’ve seen on TV since Baby Yoda.

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  • Costume: Seahorse    A shimmery, shiny masked singer.

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  • Costume: Serpent    Ssso awessssome.

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Plus: Baby Alien, Serpent and Seahorse

The wait is almost over for “The Masked Singer” fans, as the fourth season of Fox’s wacky singing competition premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c. And to get you even more hyped for the next round of the “whosungit?” guessing game, the broadcast network has revealed the costumes for all 16 contestants competing on Season 4. Click through TheWrap’s gallery to see every one of them — all created by “Masked Singer” costume designer Marina Toybina — from Squiggly Monster to Baby Alien.

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