The ‘Masked Singer’ Season 4 Eliminates Baby Alien: Here’s Who It Was

It’s the end of the line for the Baby Alien, who was unmasked Wednesday night (Oct. 14) on The Masked Singer.

The judges couldn’t get close to figuring who was behind the helmet. Hint, they couldn’t have caught a pass from the contestant. They were in a different ball park. They couldn’t get close to tackling it.

Give up? (Spoiler alert follows). Yes, Baby Alien was none other than former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, a ten-year NFL professional. Maybe the fake eastern European accent caused them to fumble the ball, maybe no one figured an athlete could look so right on The Masked Singer stage.

“I cannot believe the reveal during tonight’s show… he had us all stumped!,” tweeted judge Nicole Scherzinger. “I was convinced it was a comedian behind the mask.”

Wrong!

Sanchez rightly earned the nickname Musical Mark when, in 2010, he was invited to attend the Tony Awards as a presenter.

Now retired, Sanchez these days calls the shots as an analyst for ESPN, contributing to College Football Live, Get Up and SportsCenter.

The former pro baller was sent home after performing Imagine Dragons “It’s Time”. He joins previously unmasked contestants Brian Austin Green (Giraffe), Mickey Rourke (Gremlin) and Busta Rhymes (Dragon).

Watch the unmasking on Fox below.

En Vogue Brings ‘Free Your Mind’ To a New Generation at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards has been fittingly rife with messages of social justice, and along with acceptance speeches that encouraged change and performances of new, enlightened anthems, En Vogue came together on Wednesday night (Oct. 14) to bring their forward-thinking top 10 smash “Free Your Mind” to a new generation of listeners, as part of a rapturous throwback performance that closed out the telecast.

The veteran R&B trio rocked the stage, quite literally: “Free Your Mind” was given a snarling rock arrangement at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, with En Vogue clad in black, displaying the word “vote” in their attire, and making sure their harmonies were drifting above the guitar riffs. Thirty years after debuting, En Vogue hadn’t lost a step, delivering lock-step choreography and to close out the awards ceremony with a song that host Kelly Clarkson called “just as relevant now as it was then.”

“Free Your Mind,” which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1992, was one of several En Vogue hits during the early ‘90s: “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” and “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” all reached the chart’s top 10. While En Vogue won a Billboard Music Award in 1990 for top R&B single thanks to “Hold On,” “Free Your Mind” has endured as a call for respect and acceptance: “Free your mind, and the rest will follow / Be color blind, don’t be so shallow,” goes its chorus.

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Cher & Kelsea Ballerini Flip Over Garth Brooks’ Performance and More Best Social Media Moments From the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards went without an in-person audience this year thanks to COVID-19, but the stars and performers still captivated fans at home with a blockbuster evening full of performances and inspiring speeches.

The BBMAs aired on Wednesday (Oct. 14). A variety of artists graced the Dolby Theatre stage in Los Angeles, Calif., and Twitter had a lot to say about all of it.

Check out the full winners’ list here, and see some of the best social media moments and reactions by stars and fans alike below.

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BTS Blow the Crowd Away With ‘Dynamite’ Performance at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

When it came time for their performance at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night (Oct. 14), BTS decided it was time to light it up like “Dynamite.”

Joining the ceremony from South Korea, BTS appeared in full smoky jazz club attire, performing their hit single on a massive stage. Backed up by a virtual band, the group delivered their signature, slick choreography, before ultimately zooming out to reveal that their seemingly outdoor venue was a massive hangar all along, with a simulated plane taking off overhead.

The new performance only adds to the band’s success over the last few weeks — in September, BTS scored their first-ever No. 1 on the Hot 100 with “Dynamite.” Earlier this week, the group became the first to dominate the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Social 50 chart for 200 weeks.

Along with their stellar performance, BTS was also nominated for two BBMAs: top duo/group, and top social artist (which they won shortly before their performance). The event, hosted by pop icon Kelly Clarkson, also boasted massive talent, including performances from stars like Demi Lovato, Post Malone and many more.

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Demi Lovato Live Debuts Powerful “Commander in Chief” at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

During the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, on Wednesday (Oct. 14), Demi Lovato delivered the worldwide live premiere of her new politically-charged song “Commander in Chief.” The track, which condemns President Trump, arrived earlier today and features production from Finneas.

The singer-songwriter-producer captioned Lovato’s single art on Instagram: “I think people underestimate the bravery it takes to put out a song like this when your platform is as large as Demi’s is. But I’m sure if you asked her, she’d tell you it was her responsibility.”

For her performance, Lovato delivered a stunning vocal performance while seated at the piano. Midway through, the screens behind her lifted to reveal backup singers who echoed the song’s sentiments by clapping and repeating “Won’t give up, stand our ground.”

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