FOX’s breakout singing competition The Masked Singer has finally returned and the first episode of the new season wasted no time in bringing out some amazing new contestants and iconic performers.
In the season 9 premiere, three performers took to the stage in hopes of making it through to the next round of the series and keeping their hopes of winning the Golden Mask alive. Tonight’s season premiere introduced us to the Gnome, Mustang, and Medussa a trio of talented performers who delivered some amazing performances.
Keeping with the format we saw last season, two singers were sent home following the episode but just exactly who was under their masks?
Warning: The Masked Sinter season 9 premiere spoilers ahead.
Who went home on The Masked Singer tonight? (Season 9 Episode 1)
Taking to the stage this evening was a talented trio which made it hard for the audience to determine who will be sent home. The first to be eliminated from the competition was the Gnome, who the judges thought to be Dustin Hoffman; however, the Gnome turned out to be the amazing and legendary Dick Van Dyke!
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Van Dyke’s presence on the show left the judging panel stunned and brought Nicole Scherzinger to tears as a fan who, like many of us, grew up watching Van Dyke on television, on Broadway, and in countless iconic movies including Mary Poppins.
The competition then moved on to Mustang and Medussa who each performed a rendition of “Diamonds” by Rihanna. Medussa was named the winner of the battle, leading to the elimination of Mustang who was revealed to be country music superstar Sarah Evans.