Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani sang so poorly that he was eliminated from the first episode of Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” but the real shocker was when judges Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong walked off the stage when they realized who was under the costume.
The show, which is in its seventh season, features a group of masked celebrities performing top 40 hits, while the panel of judges tries to guess their identities, which are only revealed once they are eliminated from the contest.
Once Giuliani removed his mask, “Blurred Lines” singer Thicke and “The Hangover’s” Jeong quickly exited in protest of his participation. The two other hosts, Jenny McCarthy and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger did their jobs and playfully interacted with Giuliani. Thicke and Jeong eventually returned to the taping.
The former politician has become persona non grata to the left, after serving as President Trump’s personal attorney and handling Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop prior to the 2020 election.
His law license was suspended in New York and Washington D.C., for conduct that “immediately threatens the public interest,” for perpetuating the “narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client.”
This isn’t the first time a conservative politician has competed on the show. Former Alaskan governor and one-time Vice Presidential hopeful, Sarah Palin, stunned host Nick Cannon with her unmasking, after performing “Baby Got Back” in season three.
“This might be the most shocked I’ve ever been on this show,” Cannon remarked.
“I knew it would be so refreshing and so freeing and well, in a real respectful way, kind of a walking middle finger to the haters out there in the world, where I could do whatever I wanted to do and not care what anybody said because they wouldn’t know until after the fact,” Palin said after her unveiling. “So it all worked out.”