This reminded me a bit of Dancing With the Stars, in that those who can't really dance just kind of move around a little, walk around, maybe spin, and the backup dancers do all the impressive moves. The Disco Ball couldn't dance at all, so it was not a mystery why he was eliminated! I was surprised to see it was Ice-T though.
They rely heavily on clues for this, because otherwise how would anyone know how Ice-T dances? People who dance for a living, or on TikTok even, might be recognizable, but those who aren't dancers really can't be guessed by the judges without all the clues. In that respect, I like the Masked Singer better, because judges conceivably could try to figure out the voices of even the non-singers, in addition to the clue help.
Paula Abdul is still wacky and kooky. I wasn't that impressed with the costumes or the host either, but I'll likely give it another view and see if it grows on me.
I had never seen Ken Jeong on anything before The Masked Singer. If I never see him on anything again, I'm happy. He's not a well-known singer or dancer (is he?). So why is he a judge on shows about singing AND dancing?
Ken Jeong is known for the Hangover movies with Bradley Cooper, and the TV show Community, as well as his own biographical sitcom Dr. Ken which ran on ABC for 2 years. (And yes, he is still a licensed medical doctor as well)
The article below mentions that his mother was a fan of the original Asian version of Masked Singer, and told him he should do the US version.
I enjoyed the second show. We met the other five dancers---just 10 competing. For some reason this reminded me more of DWTS as the skilled partners were more evident than in the first show. Bill Nye was voted off and he had been on DWTS and did much the same kind of dancing.
I was very surprised to see the judges and the host come out in the same clothes they wore for the first show. At first I thought the two hours were supposed to run together, but the judges were reintroduced and mention of 2021 was made....but they all had on the same clothes---something we never see on TV. Could not figure that out at all especially since a number of the outfits were rather unfortunate looking.