Fox's hit reality series, "The Masked Singer," sprung a delightful surprise for its viewers in a standalone special episode that aired this Sunday, setting the stage for an electrifying season premiere scheduled for September 27.
While the episode was an array of outstanding showcases from show alumni such as Michelle Williams, Rumer Willis, Joey Fatone, and Bow Wow, who graced the stage without their customary disguises, all eyes were fixated on the mysterious performer cloaked as 'Anonymouse.'
Donning an eye-catching ensemble featuring a tulle skirt, leather jacket, and boots, coupled with a mouse mask adorned with an oversized bow, the artist delivered a riveting rendition of Heart's "What About Love?" - a classic originally by Toronto that Heart reinvented in their self-titled 1985 album.
Lovato Revealed as Anonymouse Sensation
The climax of the episode brought with it the revelation that had fans on the edge of their seats - Anonymouse was none other than pop sensation, Demi Lovato. Given Lovato's unmistakable vocal prowess, sharp-eared fans had already begun speculating the star's presence when teaser clips from the episode surfaced online.
The rousing performance captivated not only the audience but also left the panelists - Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke - awestruck by Lovato's fiery delivery. While Lovato's appearance on "The Masked Singer" wasn't part of the official competitor lineup for the upcoming season, the anticipation has undeniably been set sky-high.
The artist's busy schedule continues as she's billed to headline the MTV Video Music Awards this Tuesday. Sharing the stage with notable names like Olivia Rodrigo, Karol G, Fall Out Boy, Doja Cat, Lil Wayne, Anitta, and Tomorrow x Together, Lovato is also in the race for two coveted Moonmen awards – Best Pop and Video for Good – thanks to her powerful reproductive rights anthem, "Swine." Fans have yet another treat coming their way on September 15.
"Revamped" is Lovato's forthcoming release, where the singer takes a creative leap, offering a fresh twist by reinterpreting her iconic pop anthems into rock masterpieces. Remember to stay tuned as this music season promises an array of spellbinding performances and surprises.