Last week, the Masked Singer judges guessed that the Kangaroo might be Jordin Sparks, India.Arie, or LeAnn Rimes — so they were shocked Wednesday when this musical marsupial confessed that she is actually a singing newbie who’s never performed in front of a live audience before. When the ‘Roo removed her head at end of the night, after hopping off the show in eighth place, it turned out that she was not Jordin Sparks, but Jordyn Woods, the reality starlet/model/tabloid target/ex-bestie of Kylie Jenner. “To know that you’ve never sung in front of anyone? You have a gift. You have a God-given voice,” raved judge Nicole Scherzinger, while the other equally impressed judges encouraged Jordyn to keep pursuing music professionally. Host Nick Cannon even told Jordyn she “sang like a queen.” I must agree. While Jordyn, covering the other Jordin’s “No Air” and then Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff,” didn’t give her most in-the-pocket performances this week, throughout this season she showcased a surprisingly strong voice for someone so untrained. The fact that judge Robin Thicke had been convinced that she was India.Arie — not to mention the fact that she beat out actual music superstars Lil Wayne, Chaka Khan, and Dionne Warwick to get this far — should give Jordyn a big ego boost. “I was extremely nervous every performance, but honestly, the words from you guys made me just more confident every single show,” she gushed to the judges.
Now there’s a few things Black folks don’t play about, (well let’s keep it honest this close to Sunday, there are many). As a short list, I offer up; spades, “who made the potato salad?”, and the Vocal Bible herself, Brandy. Because these list items are sacred to the Black community only, it’s of no wonder when those we invited to “the cookout” like Jack Harlow, commits an offense. This past week, the white 24 year old rapper from Louisville, Kentucky admitted on air to not knowing that Brandy a