- Rudy Giuliani appeared on The Masked Singer this week dressed as a clown in a Jack-in-the-Box.
- A grinning Giuliani belted out a rendition of “Bad To The Bone” by rock band George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
- Judge Ken Jeong looked visibly disturbed by Giuliani’s appearance, then stormed off stage.
Former Trump lawyer and fringe conservative figure Rudy Giuliani’s much-hyped appearance on “The Masked Singer” was finally televised this week.
The former New York mayor’s time on the show involved him dressed in a gigantic, bulbous clown mask, halfway nestled in a huge Jack-in-the-box prop decorated with a colorful question mark. Giuliani also performed an off-key rendition of “Bad To The Bone” by rock band George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
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Panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger were all asked to guess the identity of the masked clown after Giuliani was voted off the show.
Jeong, for one, made a wild guess that the clown was Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, while Thicke thought it might have been actor Robert Duvall.
They were all proven wrong when host Nick Cannon and a stage assistant helped get the big clown mask off Giuliani, who emerged grinning widely and rubbing his head.
“Is that Robert Duvall?” Scherzinger said immediately after Giuliani’s clown mask came off.
“No, that’s not Robert Duvall,” replied Jeong, who looked visibly displeased and was seen with his arms folded as audience members reacted to the Giuliani bombshell.
“This is definitely something I never would have guessed,” judge Robin Thicke said.
Jeong was later stormed off-stage, saying, “I’m done.”
Insider’s Lauren Frias reported in February on Jeong’s walk off during filming.
“Ken felt disrespected and was livid to see Rudy was under the mask, which is why he walked off,” a source told People magazine at the time.
The controversial former mayor has been subpoenaed by the January 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot. Giuliani is also facing a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from voting technology company Dominion Voting Systems, which alleges that he and Trump allies Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell wrought “devastating harm” on the company by peddling baseless voter fraud claims.