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A 'Season 10 Miracle' Occurs When “The Masked Singer” Introduces 5 New Performers — and Sends Home 1

Cow, Diver, Gazelle, Rubber Ducky and S'more kicked off season 10 of the Fox singing competition on Wednesday

<p> Michael Becker / FOX</p>

Michael Becker / FOX

'The Masked Singer' season 10 contestants (from left) Rubber Ducky, Cow and Diver

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the season 10 premiere of Fox's The Masked Singer.

The Masked Singer has hit double digits.

After unmasking Demi Lovato as Anonymouse on a special episode earlier this month, season 10 of The Masked Singer officially kicked off on Wednesday. Nick Cannon returned as host and Ken JeongJenny McCarthyNicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke took their spots back on the judges panel.

Jeong, 54, greeted his “daddy” Cannon, 42, and the father of 12 joked, “That’s the only child I don’t claim right there.”

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Gazelle started off the night by sharing in their clue package that they “leapt” at any chance to perform.

“After seeing a Broadway show at 6 years old, I knew that I wanted to perform for a living,” Gazelle said.

The clue package also included bulldogs, a Hawaiian shirt, pom poms and a reference to Hello, Dolly!

<p> Michael Becker / FOX</p> Gazelle on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

Michael Becker / FOX

Gazelle on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

“When I was just a teenager, I took a huge chance and performed in a national talent competition, but I crashed and burned,” Gazelle continued. “It was super bad. It made me almost swear off singing for good, but music was always my first love.”

Gazelle sang “Uninvited” by Alanis Morissette. “What a way to open season 10 premiere, right?” Scherzinger, 45, said. “Amazing! You completely commanded that stage.”

Snake Oil host David Spade proceeded to bring out an additional clue for Gazelle, a record that said “movie soundtrack.”

“Not only do I act in movies, I also sing in them,” Gazelle explained.

The panel though Gazelle might be Lucy Hale, Camila Mendes or Vanessa Hudgens.

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Diver splashed onto the stage next.

“Diving into a completely different persona feels like a nice escape,” Diver said in his clue package. “I’ve been everyone’s favorite person to hate and to be honest, I get it. I’m the first to admit I’ve made mistakes, but honestly, I did it for love. It hurts when I get judged by people who never even met me, and I become a scapegoat for every bad dude.”

<p> Michael Becker / FOX</p> Diver on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

Michael Becker / FOX

Diver on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

A compass that pointed to the Midwest, a knight and a headline that read “Extra! Extra!” appeared in the package as well.

“Getting to share my voice without the preconceived notion of who I am is really what I need right now,” Diver added.

Diver put his twist on Journey’s “Anyway You Want It.”

For his additional clue, the Men in Black brought out a magazine that read, “11 million eyes on Diver.”

“The more people talk about my business, the more I want them out of it,” Diver said.

The judges thought Diver might be Scott Disick, Adam Levine or Vanderpump RulesTom Sandoval, who Jeong referred to as “the biggest star of 2023.”

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S’more served up dessert early when they took the stage.

“Just like this many layered dessert, forged in fire, my life has been all about blazing my own trail,” S’more said in their clue package. “I stated out on a rocket to fame, a journey from obscurity to major heartthrob status in a matter of weeks. Millions cheered me on step by step as I became a household name.”

<p> Michael Becker / FOX</p> S'more on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

Michael Becker / FOX

S'more on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

The sweet treat said that they “hung up my cape,” but realized, “I was still hungry for a new journey.”

S’more’s clue package featured deep dish pizza, a Christmas tree with an angel topper and a tip jar.

S’more covered “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan and bestowed their stake of marshmallows on Scherzinger at the end.

“You swept me off my feet,” she declared.

S’more explained that their “Starring S’more” extra clue meant, “I’m very talented on and off stage.”

New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre, Justin Guarini and Backstreet BoysKevin Richardson arose as possibilities for S’more.

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Rubber Ducky swam up next and talked in their clue package about how they “tried standup comedy, learned it wasn’t for me, but now I’m a household name.”

Rubber Ducky, whose clue package also included Leonardo DiCaprio, a horror movie and a turtle, added that “behind everything I do is my family.”

The bath toy tackled “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners.

<p> Michael Becker / FOX</p> Rubber Ducky on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

Michael Becker / FOX

Rubber Ducky on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

“This is the most fun performance of the night,” Jeong said. “I love everything about this.”

The Men in Black ushered out a signed headshot of Rubber Ducky’s family for their extra clue. “My family is full of stars,” Rubber Ducky said.

The judges suggested Anthony Anderson, David Arquette and the Wayans Brothers as options for Rubber Ducky.

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Cow closed out the night in bovine fashion.

“Cows like me don’t often make it out of their pen,” the farm animal said in their clue package. “When I was younger, I felt destine to stay home and live out a simple life in black and white.”

<p> Michael Becker / FOX</p> Cow on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

Michael Becker / FOX

Cow on the season 10 premiere of 'The Masked Singer.'

The clue package showed two step coffee, July 4th and Las Vegas. “I used to have a little trouble handling my emotions until I discovered I could write and leave whatever I was feeling on the page,” Cow continued. “After that, everything changed. The gift eventually led me to No. 1.”

Cow also mentioned that they won Grammys and “traveled the world.”

Cow belted “Bones” by Imagine Dragons.

“You are effortless on that stage,” Scherzinger said.

Cow’s additional clue — a movie ticket — represented that their career “all started with a moo-vie,” they said.

The panel suspected Cow could be Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, Leslie Odom Jr. or Usher.

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After the audience voted for their least favorite performance of the night, Cannon announced that Rubber Ducky would be the first one unmasking.

When Rubber Ducky popped off their head, Jeong’s guess of Anthony Anderson appeared.

<p> Michael Becker / FOX; Christopher Willard/ABC via Getty</p> Anthony Anderson as Rubber Ducky on 'The Masked Singer.'

Michael Becker / FOX; Christopher Willard/ABC via Getty

Anthony Anderson as Rubber Ducky on 'The Masked Singer.'

“It’s a season 10 miracle,” Jeong remarked, telling 53-year-old Anderson, “I love you so much!”

Jeong continued gushing about the comedian. “You make me laugh so hard,” said The Hangover star. “Everything about you just screams fun.”

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