Alicia Witt and Melissa Joan Hart revealed their identities after competing on Wednesday’s episode of The Masked Singer that featured an outer space theme.
UFO after singing Rocket Man by Elton John during the Battle Royale advanced into the next round of the hit Fox show.
Melissa, 46, performed as the Lamp during the season nine episode and made it to the Battle Royale before losing out to UFO.
‘This was something I wanted to do for my kids and myself,’ Melissa said. ‘I wanted to overcome something. I have never sang in front of people before. It is terrifying to me. This was like overcoming a fear, and I did it, guys!’
The audience cheered for the actress and singer who recently helped children flee from a school mass shooting in Nashville.
Mask off: Melissa Joan Hart revealed her identity after performing as Lamp on Wednesday’s episode of The Masked Singer on Fox
‘I didn’t fall,’ Melissa said. ‘I didn’t vomit.’
‘And you sounded amazing!’ said show host Nick Cannon, 42.
Lamp performed with a mask that consisted of a stained-glass lamp shade and clues to her identity included a photo of panelist Nicole Scherzinger, a yearbook, a witch’s cauldron and an energy drink. Lamp also shared that as a teen idol she had kissed Mario Lopez, James Van Der Beek and Ryan Reynolds.
She then took the stage in her costume and sang Venus by Bananarama.
‘You put that wow-wow sauce on that performance, girl,’ Nicole, 44, said.
‘I thought you lit up the stage, Lamp,’ Robin Thicke, 46, said.
Daphne Zuniga, the actress from Melrose Place who also played Princess Vespa from Spaceballs, brought out a Lamp clue that read ‘Cover Girl.’
‘Let me spell it out MAXIM,’ the Lamp said.
Dandelion mask: Alicia Witt performed as Dandelion before she was unmasked during the season nine episode
Good effort: Melissa, 46, performed as the Lamp and made it to the Battle Royale before losing out to UFO
Moving forward: UFO won the Battle Royale after performing Rocket Man by Elton John
High praise: ‘You put that wow-wow sauce on that performance, girl,’ Nicole Scherzinger told Lamp after her performance of Venus by Bananarama
Nicole thought it might be Alyssa Milano because she had been on a lot of Maxim covers. Robin thought it could be Tara Reid or Ali Larter.
The judges were almost unanimous in their final guesses for Lamp.
Nicole, Robin, and Jenny McCarthy, 50, all guessed it was Melissa. Ken Jeong, 53, though insisted they were all wrong and that it was Michelle Williams. When Melissa unmasked, Ken was embarrassed that he didn’t guess her considering they had once worked together.
‘I was Ken Jeong wrong, oh my goodness,’ Ken said.
‘If you worked with Ken, he will never guess you on this show,’ Jenny quipped.
Alicia, 47, was unmasked after performing as Dandelion wearing a green sequined outfit with a white fluffy flower head. As Dandelion, she brought her dog with her backstage and shared a clue of a Santa hat with a laugh emoji. Dandelion then played the piano as she sang Starlight by Muse as dancers spun around her.
‘Dandelion, you are an intergalactic rock star on that stage tonight,’ Nicole said.
Nicole was impressed that she could sing and play the piano.
Nearly unanimous: Nicole, Robin Thicke, and Jenny McCarthy all correctly guessed that Lamp was Melissa
‘Amazing,’ Robin said. ‘It proves that she’s got to be a professional recording artist.’
‘She has to be,’ Jenny said.
Ravi the Rover, a space rover, brought out another clue to Dandelion’s identity, which read ‘space star.’
‘The theme tonight is perfect for me because I have plenty of experience with space,’ Dandelion said.
Dandelion received the lowest score after the audience and panelists votes were tabulated and was eliminated.
Robin guessed she was Sara Bareilles. Nicole thought she was Zooey Deschanel, but Jenny thought it was Milla Jovovich. Only Ken guessed correctly that it was Alicia.
Ken was so excited and shocked that he guessed correctly that he started jumping up and down.
‘For once in my life,’ Ken said.
Got it: Ken Jeong was the only panelist to correctly guess that Alicia was Dandelion
Alicia recently battled cancer with a mastectomy shortly after her parents froze to death in their neglected home in December 2021 and was asked by Nick how she prepared to perform as Dandelion.
‘Well, nothing could prepare me for trying to play the piano and sing and catch my breath with all of this on, but I’m really glad I tried,’ Alicia said. ‘The thing I loved the most is getting to connect to people with my music and this has been one of the best experiences of my whole life.’
UFO, who wore a silver outfit with a spaceship as her skirt, gave clues that included: New England, a sewing machine, and a gravestone. UFO sang Yellow by Coldplay and held the microphone right up against her one eye. Afterward, she ran and shook hands with the audience.
‘That performance was out of this world,’ Nicole said.
‘You pulled my heartstrings,’ Jenny said. ‘You are a natural star.’
Mike Massimo, a former NASA astronaut who had spent over 571 hours in space, brought out her clue that read ‘planet wide.’
‘I don’t like to brag but I’m not just known in America but the whole galaxy,’ UFO said.
Ken thought she was Kendall Jenner.
‘No one in this galaxy, and I repeat, no one is more famous than Kendall Jenner,’ Ken said.
Jenny insisted it was Gigi Hadid. Robin guessed it might be Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s daughter.
The Masked Singer will return next Wednesday on Fox with the remaining ‘Supreme Six’.
Great experience: ‘Well, nothing could prepare me for trying to play the piano and sing and catch my breath with all of this on, but I’m really glad I tried,’ Alicia told host Nick Cannon. ‘The thing I loved the most is getting to connect to people with my music and this has been one of the best experiences of my whole life’