Who is on “The Masked Singer”?
JoJo Siwa was revealed as T-Rex on Season 3 of “The Masked Singer.” She is a 16-year-old American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality known for appearing for two seasons on Dance Moms along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, and for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store”.
A lot of viewers had figured it out — but per the rules of the show, the YouTube and Nickelodeon star had to keep her lips sealed.
“I think the hardest thing was the secrecy from my people and my friends,” Siwa told Variety. “The hard thing was social media. ‘The Masked Singer’ on social media, whoever runs the page is amazing. They’ll tweet and ask, ‘Do you think T-Rex is JoJo Siwa’ and they’ll tag me, ‘@JoJoSiwa, what do you think? Is it you?’ And you can’t like it, you can’t do anything. So that made it hard. And also, I film my life every single day and I’m posting online every single day. So to not post about this was so weird. I wanted to post, obviously.”
Making it doubly unusual: One of “The Masked Singer” dancers also works as a backup dancer for Siwa, who went on tour last year.
“But she didn’t know who it was since you can’t know,” Siwa said. “I think after she heard me sing and saw me dance she may have figured it out, but we never talked about it because you can’t. I’m excited tonight to be able to text her and say it was me! We worked together for three weeks and it was fun!”
JoJo Siwa T-Re Take on Joining The Masked Singer
JoJo Siwa performing as T-Rex was a contestant in The Masked Singer, Season 3. The American reality singing competition television series is part of the Masked Singer franchise which features celebrities in head-to-toe costumes and face masks that conceal their identities from other contestants, panelists, and an audience.
Siwa said she didn’t hesitate to join the show when she was approached: “I think if anybody was asked to do ‘The Masked Singer’ they’d be crazy to say ‘no’ to it,” she said. “I knew it was going to be fun before I did it, so as soon as I got the opportunity, I was like, ‘yes.’”
Siwa says she initially wanted to be a dinosaur on the show before she even joined, but didn’t tell the producers or costume designers. When they approached her with the T-Rex as one of her costume possibilities, she said it was an easy pick — even if the costume was a bit cumbersome.
JoJo Siwa T-Rex Performances on The Masked Singer
For her third appearance on March 25th, Siwa-as-T-Rex performed “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny),” by A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls (coincidentally, ‘Masked Singer’ panelist Nicole Scherzinger wrote part of that song as a member of the Dolls). In previous weeks she performed “So What,” by Pink, and “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.
Ultimately, Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg and Robin Thicke figured out it was Siwa, while Ken Jeong guessed Liza Koshy and guest panelist Will Arnett thought it was Tara Lipinski. In previous weeks the panelists also guessed Kourtney Kardashian, Maddie Ziegler, Rebecca Black, Lily Singh, and Mikaela Shiffrin.
“I have a really recognizable voice,” Siwa said. “And no one quite uses energy in their performance like I use energy, so I knew people were going to guess me. It was just a matter of how quickly they were going to guess me. It’s fun to be guessed.”
JoJo Siwa T-Rex was the Third star to be Kicked off Group C
Siwa was the third star to be kicked off in Group C, the final of three groups of six celebrities (making 18 total) competing in this year’s competition. Her exit this season follows Lil Wayne, Drew Carey, Chaka Khan, Tony Hawk, Dionne Warwick, Tom Bergeron, Sarah Palin and Bella Thorne.
Now that the Group C championships are over, next week kicks off the second phase of Season 3, with the final nine going at it: White Tiger, Turtle, Kangaroo, Frog, Kitty, Banana, Rhino, Astronaut and Night Angel.