The Masked Singer returned, and it all started with a mouse. Anonymouse, that is. The mystery singing competition show aired a special kick-off episode Sunday night (Sept. 10) ahead of season 10’s official premiere on Sept. 27.
The highlight of The Masked Singer kick-off: special mystery guest Anonymouse, dressed as a rock star rodent and serving killer vocals on a cover of “What About Love?” — which Heart had a Top 10 hit with on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985.
The confident Anonymouse, wearing a cute red dress, a leather jacket and a bow tied around her ears, commanded the stage and blew away the panelists with her rendition of the song.
After her performance, Anonymouse was introduced: she said she started working at a young age and had her big break as a singer, but “struggled with demons on the inside.” Images of Nick Jonas and the state of Texas were shown. When asked to give everyone a “clue to nibble on,” she replied, “Well, just like Michelle Obama, Oprah and Angelina Jolie, I’m on one special list: Time‘s 100.”
Another hint? “This is a literal, concrete clue,” Anonymouse said. “My acting career has cemented me as one talented mouse.”
The removal of Anonymouse’s mask revealed (spoiler alert!) … former Disney star and current pop icon Demi Lovato, flashing a wide grin as everyone in the room shrieked and cheered her on. “This has been so much fun,” she said.
Watch Lovato, aka Anonymouse, perform “What About Love?” and get unmasked in the video clips below.