The competition was fierce as the remaining three celebrities battled it out on “The Masked Singer” stage. During the semi-finals, Macaw, California Roll, and Medusa sang their hearts out in hopes of making it to the final round. Sadly, California Roll would “roll” out of the competition.
The sushi roll turned out to be none other than the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. The group from Arlington, Texas, was formed in 2011 and subsequently won the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” receiving $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music.
Pentatonix told the audience that they chose to be a part of “The Masked Singer” because it seemed like a “really fun opportunity” to do something they have never done before. “I think our strategy was just to be as creative as possible, to take a song and totally flip it and hear it in a way you’ve never heard it before, and then sing in perfect harmony, I guess,” group member Scott Hoying added.
Panelist Robin Thicke was able to accurately predict that Pentatonix was underneath the California Roll costume. “Being a singer myself, the harmonies and arrangements you guys come up with are so spectacular and original, and I thought every time you brought us something completely different. It was outstanding,” Thicke shared with the group.
“You all defy what the human voice can do,” panelist Nicole Scherzinger also revealed, adding, “It’s just so innovative and next level, and we have champions, we have grade-A artists on our stage right now.”
The group’s fans were shocked to see them go, but they left the stage with their heads held high. “The Masked Singer” finale is right around the corner, and fans are excited to see which celebrity will come out on top.