Dee Snider was the surprise singer appearing as “The Doll” on Wednesday night’s (April 5) episode of The Masked Singer on Fox. The Twisted Sister vocalist was eliminated after performing Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” dressed in a bright-looking doll costume.
Any Twisted Sister fan could probably make out Snider’s vocals, but the show’s panelists didn’t. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg guessed Iggy Pop, which was a good guess, but no cigar. Robin Thicke guessed Gene Simmons, Nicole Scherzinger thought Dee was David Lee Roth and Ken Jeong picked Austin Butler. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg noted that she had incorrectly guessed that past masked singers were, in fact, Snider.
Dee tweeted a photo of his costume, saying, “A giant head, Gayle King’s body and 7″ pumps! Level of difficulty…an 11!!”
“I couldn’t believe you guys didn’t get it,” Dee said during his interview with host Nick Cannon. “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.” Ken Jeong noted that he’s seen Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” videos over and over.
After the elimination, Dee treated the audience to a short a cappella version of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Watch footage of Dee’s appearance and big reveal below.