It was a double elimination on Wednesday night, and even though the Whatchamacallit brought swag to the stage, while the Serpent brought his cool, they were both feeling the heat of a double unmasking.
When judge Ken Jeong, a former physician himself, found out that the Serpent was none other than singing surgeon Dr. Elvis Francois — whose gorgeous cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” went viral back in March, after it was featured on Elton John’s iHeart Living Room Concert for America special — he was in tears.
“I just have to say, your version of ‘Imagine’ got us through the pandemic, man,” said a choked-up Ken. “That living room concert you did on Fox, that was the first time we saw it, and in a concert of stars — it was like, Elton John, Billy Joe [Armstrong], everybody — the best moment of that living room concert was you. And I told my wife, who's also a doctor, ‘You know, that's what a real doctor does, man.’”
It was an emotionally heightened evening for Ken in another way, because for once, he really did “know who exactly this is” and guessed the Whatchamacallit correctly — as NBA star Lonzo Ball. “Ken, you got something right once in your life!” exclaimed host Nick Cannon, as Ken jumped on his desk for joy, Dead Poets Society-style. Like Dr. Elvis, Lonzo showed that he too has some impressive side-hustle skills, because the judges had totally pegged the Whatchamacallit (whose last song was “Lean Back” by Terror Squad) as Swizz Beatz or even Tyler, the Creator.