, a talk show host, revealed on Tuesday how “The Masked Singer
” keeps its star performers' identities hidden until their eventual unmasking.
It entails sleeping in burlap sacks for days and not leaving the hotel.
“First and foremost, they send a plane for you,” Williams, who played Lips on Fox’s hit show in Season 4, told “Late Night
” host Seth Meyers
“From the moment you land, they throw a burlap sack over you and shuttle you off to the hotel,” she explained. “You can't be seen. You can't shop. You can't go out with friends
. You can't do anything in between doing it. And all you can do is sit in your hotel room.”
“Like, literally, they won’t let you order room service because the room service person might recognize you as who you are,” Williams added.
Williams claimed she spent the entire week of the show cooped up in a hotel with her "people
" who would go out and get her food
But, she added, it "felt like a month."
Williams revealed that her laugh between verses on Odyssey's 1977 hit "Native New Yorker" revealed her identity on the show.
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Here's a video of Williams as Lips:
Here's where you can see her unmasking:
And here's how it compares to the original from Odyssey: