‘Masked Singer’s Skunk Reveals Why Her First Performance Was ‘Extremely Hard’: ‘I Couldn’t Breathe’

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Exclusive Interview

December 1, 2021 9:00PM EST

Faith Evans was revealed arsenic the glamorous Skunk connected ‘The Masked Singer!’ She spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL astir wherefore she did the show, the difficulties of performing successful that costume, and her duet with Michael Bolton!

The Skunk was unmasked during the Group A Finals connected The Masked Singer arsenic R&B fable Faith Evans. The 48-year-old vocalist dazzled america week aft week with unthinkable performances, including a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved YOU).” Faith spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife astir her Masked Singer experience, including singing underneath that lavish costume!

Faith EvansFaith Evans was revealed arsenic the Skunk. (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)

“The precise archetypal show was highly hard for maine due to the fact that I couldn’t respire nether there,” Faith admitted. “I was semi-panicking due to the fact that I didn’t privation my vocals to beryllium affected by the information that I was astir choking connected my sweat.” She revealed determination were similar “four layers” to the Skunk costume, which made it “difficult” to execute in. “The disguise was very, precise hard to get utilized to, but we made immoderate adjustments to get immoderate much aerial holes and stuff,” she added.

During the Group A Finals, Faith performed a duet of “Aint No Mountain High Enough” with Michael Bolton. Faith teased connected the amusement that she and Michael had performed unneurotic erstwhile earlier and revealed the communicative down their past transportation to HollywoodLife. “It was ace chill due to the fact that astir 15 years ago, Michael and I were astatine a enactment astatine someone’s location successful Malibu and it was truly precocious astatine night,” she said. “I deliberation helium was up astatine the piano. My person was like, ‘Go up there!’ We ended up singing similar 3 oregon 4 songs unneurotic that night. When helium heard that successful the hint package, I could spot him trying to fig retired and remember, ‘Who could this be?’ He astir apt won’t retrieve that nighttime until helium finds retired who I am.”

Robin Thicke was the panelist who guessed Faith during the Group A Finals, and Faith was besides his First Impression guess. Faith admitted that she was “not 1 spot surprised” that Robin guessed her individuality correctly. “He was perfectly the 1 that I knew would cognize the voice,” Faith told HollywoodLife. “We had a duet that we released connected his record. I utilized to spell to his location for similar a period consecutive trying to constitute worldly with him. We person a chill rapport adjacent though we don’t spot each different that often.”

Faith loved her acquisition on The Masked Singer. The amusement was her archetypal clip performing successful implicit 3 years. She opened up astir what this travel has meant to her.

Faith EvansThe Skunk with Michael Bolton. (FOX)

“I surely americium reassured that erstwhile I privation to marque it happen, I tin get up and marque it happen,” she said. “I haven’t performed successful implicit 3 years. I person been conscionable caring for my lad and taking attraction of those specifics that helium needs successful place. It’s not similar I sing astir the location each day. I haven’t been recording, but it did punctual maine that I tin inactive bash this. I tin get up determination and marque it happen.” The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays astatine 8 p.m. connected FOX.