The Masked Singer's Bride was 'pissed' over elimination: 'Never let the fans be in charge'

The Masked Singer's Bride was 'pissed' over elimination: 'Never let the fans be in charge'

The celeb under the mask tells EW he thought "the show was so stupid" at first. "Like, why would anybody even want to be on this? And then you realize that it's actually a lot of fun."
Warning: This article contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of The Masked Singer.

Here, Jericho opens up to EW about why he was "pissed" to leave the show, why he hopes he hasn't seen the last of Bride, and what other crazy opportunities he'd do next.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell me, what made you want to sing on The Masked Singer stage as a giant pink dinosaur in a wedding dress?

It's funny you mention them guessing you in the past — none of the panelists guessed you. But I saw people calling it immediately on Twitter in your first episode. Did that surprise you?

With the format this season, you actually lasted longer than most. Were you sad to leave?

Honestly, I was pissed. I was not happy. And it was the studio audience votes that got it. And I was like, "This is why you never let the fans be in charge." [Laughs] Because I thought my performance was killer. And it was one of those things where there were other songs that had been rehearsed, and all that sort of thing. So it was something that I was kind of angry about, but that's just because I'm a professional and I don't like to lose. It was a lot of fun, to be honest with you. I thought we had a lot that we could do with the Bride costume and character. Because it's so hard to maneuver, and I was just really figuring it out, because it really is a full-on bodysuit, and it's very heavy. It's very hot inside, too. So we kind of had to figure out how to make that work. And then once I was able to make that work, I was like, "Wow, I could really do some more with this, maybe some choreography," and that sort of thing. You would have to be a bigger guy to be able to maneuver this because it was very, very restrictive, if you didn't have a lot of strength in your legs and in your upper body to be able to move it. So yeah, it was disappointing, but like I said, I really enjoyed being in that costume, which I didn't at first because it was so hot, it was almost like, I'm gonna pass out in this thing. I'm gonna be stuck in this costume. How are you gonna get me out? But you figure it out. It was a work in progress because the costumes are so well-made and sculpted and designed. But once a human being is inside of it, sometimes you have to make some different adjustments to that.

Yeah, you were actually jumping around in that costume, which I remember thinking at the time must have been really not as easy as you made it look.

In the arms, there's handles you can hold on to, and that enabled me to maneuver the whole thing. But it's funny, when I watched the clips back — and like I said, I haven't even been home to watch the show, I just watched it online — I didn't even realize that Sheila E. was on stage with me. There's no peripheral vision. I can't see anything. All you can see is the front. For me to turn my head, I had to turn the whole body around. So [watching it now] is like, oh, wow, that's interesting. Once again, to think I would be singing Smash Mouth with Sheila E. on drums in a giant pink dinosaur costume. Another check off the bucket list.

Well, I mean, obviously Hall of Fame was more fun, because I won, and you don't know who else is appearing. When you find out that George Clinton was one of them, it's like, oh my gosh. And I was just at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert a couple of days prior to that at SoFi stadium, and they were talking about how much George Clinton influenced them. Well, there you go. If nothing else, at least you beat George Clinton wearing a giant Gopher outfit in a pink dinosaur Bride outfit. So that was obviously much more fun. I really enjoyed the performance on the "White Wedding" Billy Idol song, but then like I said, I was kind of cut off at the knees. That really bugged me. So I wasn't as happy that night as I was the first time I actually got the victory.

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The Masked Singer's Bride was 'pissed' over elimination: 'Never let the fans be in charge'