Scott Porter (‘The Masked Singer’ Gumball) reveals which star fooled him and talks ‘Friday Night Lights’: ‘Dare I say clear eyes?’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

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“I felt good about the first night. I was singing Kelly Clarkson. I’m singing her song in close to her key and it was ‘Wizard of Oz Night’ and I didn’t necessarily pick that song,” reveals Scott Porter while reflecting on his time as Gumball on “The Masked Singer.” “During dress rehearsal that night, I thought I had it all together and I had a panic attack.” Watch our full video interview above. 

Despite a rocky start that landed him in a smackdown, Scott was able to survive all the way to the Season 11 finale, where he finished runner-up to Vanessa Hudgens as Goldfish. Although Vanessa had no clue she was competing with her “Bandslam” co-star, Scott recognized her voice instantly.

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“I knew Clay Aiken as soon as he opened his mouth,” Scott reveals. “I knew Corey Feldman as soon as he opened his mouth. He hosts live rock band karaoke in L.A. sometimes that I’ve attended. I think I’ve actually heard him sing his first song in that setting. I figured out Jenifer Lewis before the end of my group, and I knew Vanessa as soon as she opened her mouth. Chrissy Metz had me.”

Scott also walks down memory lane and discusses the beloved series “Friday Night Lights.” He recalls, “It had a clear vision from the very beginning. Peter Berg knew exactly what he wanted the show to be. The actors were all cast so perfectly. It just felt easy. Jason Street is one of the most challenging characters I’ve ever played in my life, but it felt easier because we all had each other’s backs. We had a clear vision of what we were doing. Dare I say clear eyes?”

The actor is currently shooting season three of “Ginny & Georgia,” will be featured in two upcoming video games and plans to spend more time coaching his kids’ sports teams. He also continues his charity work for Huntington’s Disease Society for America, fighting the affliction that has impacted his wife and mother-in-law.

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