Grammy-nominee Taylor Dayne dishes on “The Masked Singer” – FOX5 Atlanta

ATLANTA – “I was reached out to during this insane pandemic. It was just a natural, ‘Hey, what are you doing, Taylor?’ And we were like, ‘Not much!’”

And with that, Grammy-nominated singer Taylor Dayne became part of “The Masked Singer” history, taking on the persona of Popcorn for the hit competition show’s fourth season. A favorite from the very first episode, Dayne sailed into the show’s Super Six, eventually losing in a head-to-head battle with Sun.
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All-Star Cast from Broadway, Music and TV Assembles for A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL; Airs December 21

An all-star cast has been assembled for a virtual reading of “A Country Christmas Carol,” a brand new twist on the Dickens classic with Emmy winning actor Jacob Young playing “Ben,” a spoiled country music superstar, who’s life is forever changed by the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past, Present, and Future.

Jacob is joined by Special Guests, pop music icon Taylor Dayne, recently seen on “The Masked Singer,” who made her Broadway debut in “Disney’s Aida,” CMA Award-winning country music artist James Otto, and Motown legend from The Supremes, Mary Wilson.

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A Country Christmas Carol

An all-star cast from the worlds of music, TV, and Broadway read “A Country Christmas Carol,” a brand new version of a beloved holiday classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Taylor Dayne (The Masked Singer), James Otto (CMA award-winning country music star), and Mary Wilson (Motown legend from The Supremes) join Emmy-winning TV star Jacob Young, also starring John James (Dynasty/The Colby’s), Amanda Baker (CW’s Black Lightning), Jim Borstelmann (Chicago/The Producers), Steve Freeman (The Steve Freeman Podcast), Justin Genna (Little Women), Eric Martsolf (Days of our Lives), and Angie Schworer (The Prom) in “A Country Christmas Carol” Written and Directed by Mark Rozzano.

Twas The Night Before Christ-Mask | Season 4 Ep. 11 | THE MASKED SINGER

Hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, “The Masked Singer” is a top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against one another while shrouded from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes, concealing their identities. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. The singers may attempt to throw off the crowd, but keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. Each week, a singer is eliminated — and then reveals his or her true identity.

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals 3 More Contestants: And Seahorse, Jellyfish and Popcorn Are… The Wrap

“The Masked Singer” eliminated a trio of competitors at the end of Wednesday’s two-hour “Super Six” showdown, which saw the remaining contestants from Season 4’s Groups A, B and C come together for the first time.

During tonight’s installment of “The Masked Singer,” Group A’s Popcorn and Sun, Group B’s Seahorse and Crocodile and Group C’s Jellyfish and Mushroom all performed to see which three masked celebs would make it into the finale in two weeks.

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The Masked Singer: After a Triple Unmasking, Who’s in the Final 3? – TV Line

POPCORN | “I’m going to do what I’ve been doing since all these other creatures were in diapers,” Popcorn said before hitting the stage for a killer version of Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good to Me.” (If you’re a TVLine OG, you might be interested know that this song also is one of Michael Slezak’s karaoke go-tos, and he, too, slayyyyys.) Other clues included a stop sign and a connection to Jenny: “We definitely talked before, but never about how we both are published authors.”

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‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identities of Seahorse, Popcorn and Jellyfish: Who’s Under the Masks – Variety

It was a mega unmasking on Wednesday as Fox’s “The Masked Singer” revealed three celebrities in a special 2-hour semi-final edition: Singer/songwriter Tori Kelly (as the Seahorse), music icon Taylor Dayne (as Popcorn) and snowboarding Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim (as Jellyfish) were all eliminated.

Among the panelists, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and guest panelist Craig Robinson figured out that Popcorn was Dayne. Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong thought it was Tina Turner.

Jeong determined that Jellyfish was indeed Kim, which Robinson then copied. Thicke went with another Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas. McCarthy Wahlberg also went with an Olympian: McKayla Maroney. Scherzinger thought it was Grimes.
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Popcorn Never Tried to Hide Her Massive Voice on ‘The Masked Singer’: ‘We’re Not Here to Fool Anybody’ – Billboard

In two weeks we’ll find out which masquerading crooner will come out on top on the fourth season of The Masked Singer. But on Wednesday night it was time to party, and no one had more fun trying to make it to the finish line than judge’s favorite Popcorn during an intense semifinal showdown. The veteran vocalist made it to the Super Six with nuanced, powerful takes on Harry Styles’ “Falling” and Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” and a jaw-dropping cover of P!nk’s “What About Us.”

And while it seemed like her New Yawk attitude and major pipes would help click another major career win off Popcorn’s bucket list, even a showstopping take on Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good to Me” that had Ms. Turner’s signature smoky attitude wasn’t enough. Sadly, it was the end of the road on Wednesday’s two-hour, triple-elimination episode. Ken Jeong called the Turner turn a “religious experience,” inspiring guesses that ranged from Turner herself to Bette Midler and The Supremes’ Mary Wilson.

When the final kernel popped and the tub came off, though, it was none other than Taylor Dayne.

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‘The Masked Singer’s Popcorn on Her Costume Choice: ‘There Was a Joy to Her’ – TV Insider

And then there were three.

The Masked Singer’s semifinals saw the remaining six contestants battling it out according to their groups, and that pitted Popcorn against Sun. Popcorn was eliminated and unmasked as singer-songwriter Taylor Dayne.

“There’s only a couple slots left, and it was getting a little too difficult to hide the voice,” she tells TV Insider. “I had a fantastic time, all the way to where we got.”

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Taylor Dayne Reveals She Picked Her Masked Singer Popcorn Costume for This Patriotic Reason – People

Taylor Dayne told it from her heart as Popcorn on The Masked Singer. Unfortunately, her energetic performance of Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good to Me” on Wednesday’s episode didn’t earn the Grammy nominee a spot in the finale, but Dayne left everything she had in her on stage.

“I brought it,” Dayne, 58, tells PEOPLE. “I went all the way. This was like church for me, this last one. I wasn’t going to hold back.”

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