Dee Snider Performed Well in Pumps but Was Still Eliminated from ‘The Masked Singer’


Another season of “The Masked Singer,” another reminder that you can’t account for taste among the American public. On the latest episode of this season, viewers voted to eliminate “The Doll,” which ended up being Twisted Sister frontman and Christmas carol enthusiast Dee Snider.

Though he only showed up on two episodes of the show, his performances were pretty damn good, given the outrageous costume and the limitations it has to cause for a performer. In his debut performance, Snider sang Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” for the 80s Night episode before competing in a showdown against Christine Quinn’s “Scorpio” to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf.”

His second solo performance on the show featured Snider singing the Elvis classic “Jailhouse Rock.” Unfortunately for the 80s shock rocker, he was eliminated from the contest right there, unable to advance in the competition.

Prior to his reveal, hosts Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke guessed that “The Doll” was Iggy Pop, David Lee Roth, Austin Butler, or Gene Simmons, so they weren’t too far off. After taking off his costume’s big ass head, Snider said he was certain they were going to correctly pick him out.

“I couldn’t believe you guys didn’t get it. You were circling around it. But let me tell you — Gene Simmons, Iggy Pop, no one could wear pumps like I did. And by the way, ladies, it’s like riding a bike. I wore them in the ’70s. It all came back to me once I put them on.”

Naturally, after discussing his time on the show, Snider launched into a quick rendition of “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” as it’s practically required for him to do that song wherever he is. You know, I wonder if this is what he meant he was talking about the difference between great performers and great frontmen

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