The Masked Singer: Nick Cannon surprisingly returns as Bulldog after a positive test for COVID-19

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Nick Cannon, after testing positive for COVID-19, made a surprise return to The Masked Singer on Wednesday after taking part in the popular Fox show as a Bulldog.

The 40-year-old presenter sang the 1983 song Candy Girl after dedicating his performance to guest host Niecy Nash, 51.

Niecy shocked panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger by announcing that she would lower their voices and decide who would be exposed in the Group B finale.

Wildcard surprise: Nick Cannon after a positive test on COVID-19 made a surprise return to The Masked Singer on Wednesday after taking part in the popular Fox show as a Bulldog

Wildcard surprise: Nick Cannon after a positive test on COVID-19 made a surprise return to The Masked Singer on Wednesday after taking part in the popular Fox show as a Bulldog

She stated that the Wildcard entry Bulldog was eliminated after going up against Black Swan, Piglet, Crab and Chameleon.

Bulldog punched the entire panel with Robin, 44, Ken, 51, Jenny, 48, and Nicole, 42, thinking he could be Andy Samberg, Chris Tucker, Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock.

Nick fell dramatically to his knees after Niecy dismissed him from the show on the spot.

The ‘Meaningful Object Clue’ clue to Bulldog was a statement that read, ‘AND … LIVE OUT OF NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT’.

Hit Song: The 40-year-old presenter sang the 1983 New Edition song Candy Girl after dedicating his performance to guest host Niecy Nash.

Hit Song: The 40-year-old presenter sang the 1983 New Edition song Candy Girl after dedicating his performance to guest host Niecy Nash.

Hit Song: The 40-year-old presenter sang the 1983 New Edition song Candy Girl after dedicating his performance to guest host Niecy Nash.

Shocking Development: Niecy shocked panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger by announcing that she was lowering their voices and deciding who would be exposed in the Group B Final

Shocking Development: Niecy shocked panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger by announcing that she was lowering their voices and deciding who would be exposed in the Group B Final

Shocking Development: Niecy shocked panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger by announcing that she was lowering their voices and deciding who would be exposed in the Group B Final

Pleasant surprise: the panelists were delighted to see Nick again

Pleasant surprise: the panelists were delighted to see Nick again

Pleasant surprise: the panelists were delighted to see Nick again

Bulldog explained that his ‘doghouse’ was in the ‘New York’ and that he was fond of comedy.

Nick fell dramatically to his knees after Niecy dismissed him from the show on the spot.

“I’ve dedicated my entire performance to you and you’re going to kick me off,” Nick complained.

Dedicated performance: 'I dedicated my entire performance to you and you're going to kick me off,' Nick lamented playfully

Dedicated performance: 'I dedicated my entire performance to you and you're going to kick me off,' Nick lamented playfully

Dedicated performance: ‘I dedicated my entire performance to you and you’re going to kick me off,’ Nick lamented playfully

Nick, after being diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year, missed the first four episodes of The Masked Singer after Niecy stepped in for him in early February when production began on season five.

‘Niecy, let me say first of all that I dedicated my performance to you because you really are a queen. You come in for me during my illness, during a difficult time for me, and you can see how you do your thing amazingly and shine here, I really want to thank you. You’re royalty, ”Nick told her publicly.

‘But you kicked me off the show! I tried to go all the way, Niecy! ‘He added.

Troubled Time: 'Niecy, first of all let me say that I dedicated my performance to you because you really are a queen.  You come in for me during my illness, during a difficult time for me, and you can see how you do your thing amazingly and shine here, I really want to thank you.  You're royalty, ”Nick said publicly to Niecy

Troubled Time: 'Niecy, first of all let me say that I dedicated my performance to you because you really are a queen.  You come in for me during my illness, during a difficult time for me, and you can watch your thing do amazingly and shine here, I really want to thank you.  You're royalty, ”Nick said publicly to Niecy

Troubled Time: ‘Niecy, first of all let me say that I dedicated my performance to you because you really are a queen. You come in for me during my illness, during a difficult time for me, and you can see how you do your thing amazingly and shine here, I really want to thank you. You’re royalty, ”Nick said publicly to Niecy

Nick admitted he had “ renewed respect ” for participants on the Fox show.

‘I never thought I would be nervous. My heart was beating fast and all! I was like, “ Yo, I’m nervous performing in front of my people! Nick said.

Niecy then joined him while Nick performed Candy Girl again with his mask off.

Sweet duet: Niecy then joined him while Nick performed Candy Girl again with his mask off

Sweet duet: Niecy then joined him while Nick performed Candy Girl again with his mask off

Sweet duet: Niecy then joined him while Nick performed Candy Girl again with his mask off

The hour-long episode kicked off with Black Swan taking on How Will I Know from late legendary singer Whitney Houston.

“Without a doubt she’s a front runner,” said Jenny.

The panelists had eclectic guesses, including: Emily Osment, Ashlee Simpson, Doja Cat, Victoria Justice, and Brenda Song.

Legendary Singer: The hour-long episode opened with Black Swan taking on How Will I Know by late legendary singer Whitney Houston

Legendary Singer: The hour-long episode opened with Black Swan taking on How Will I Know by late legendary singer Whitney Houston

Legendary Singer: The hour-long episode opened with Black Swan taking on How Will I Know by late legendary singer Whitney Houston

Bold statement: “Without a doubt she’s a front runner,” Jenny said of Black Swan

Piglet sang a heartfelt 7-year rendition by Lukas Graham that left Jenny in tears, remembering her 18-year-old son Evan.

Crab delivered a spicy cover of the 1981 Rick James song Give It To Me Baby and received a standing ovation.

“Ken and I were grooving,” Nicole said to Crab, who was overheating in his suit.

Heartwarming rendition: Piglet sang a heartfelt rendition of 7 years by Lukas Graham that left Jenny in tears thinking about her 18-year-old son Evan

Heartwarming rendition: Piglet sang a heartfelt rendition of 7 years by Lukas Graham that left Jenny in tears thinking of her 18-year-old son Evan

Heartwarming rendition: Piglet sang a heartfelt rendition of 7 years by Lukas Graham that left Jenny in tears thinking of her 18-year-old son Evan

Standing ovation: Crab delivered a spicy cover of the 1981 Rick James song Give It To Me Baby and received a standing ovation

Standing ovation: Crab delivered a spicy cover of the 1981 Rick James song Give It To Me Baby and received a standing ovation

Standing ovation: Crab delivered a spicy cover of the 1981 Rick James song Give It To Me Baby and received a standing ovation

Grooving out: 'Me and Ken groove it out,' Nicole told Crab who overheated in his costume

Grooving out: 'Me and Ken groove it out,' Nicole told Crab who overheated in his costume

Grooving out: ‘Me and Ken groove it out,’ Nicole told Crab who overheated in his costume

‘I have to take a break. I have to take this off. Take it off, ”Crab said on stage as the crew rushed out and escorted him back.

A crew member urged Crab to “take a deep breath.”

‘It’s hot. It’s hot. Oh please, take it off. Take it off, ”Crab pleaded.

Emergency Relief: 'I have to take a break.  I have to take this off.  Take it off, ”Crab said on stage as the crew rushed out and escorted him back

Emergency Relief: 'I have to take a break.  I have to take this off.  Take it off, ”Crab said on stage as the crew rushed out and escorted him back

Emergency Relief: ‘I have to take a break. I have to take this off. Take it off, ”Crab said on stage as the crew rushed out and escorted him back

Crab quickly recovered and returned to face the concerned panelists.

“It’s okay,” Crab assured them before revealing that his personal designation was a black bowler hat that once belonged to Sammy Davis Jr.

“I admire it so much that I wore it as much as possible,” Crab said.

Personal Clue: `` It's okay, '' Crab assured panelists before revealing that his personal clue was a black bowler hat that once belonged to Sammy Davis Jr.

Personal Clue: `` It's okay, '' Crab assured panelists before revealing that his personal clue was a black bowler hat that once belonged to Sammy Davis Jr.

Personal Clue: “ It’s okay, ” Crab assured panelists before revealing that his personal clue was a black bowler hat that once belonged to Sammy Davis Jr.

Chameleon then performed and rapped to Dead Prez’s Hip Hop.

Wildcard entry Bulldog then took the stage to Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog and his pack of clues hinted at his stint on America’s Got Talent.

The Masked Singer returns to Fox next week with the Group A finale.

Rap Skills: Chameleon then performed and raps to Hip Hop from Dead Prez

Rap Skills: Chameleon then performed and raps to Hip Hop from Dead Prez

Rap Skills: Chameleon then performed and raps to Hip Hop from Dead Prez

Central Stage: Wildcard entry Bulldog took the stage to Hound Dog by Elvis Presley and his pack of clues hinted at his stint on America's Got Talent

Central Stage: Wildcard entry Bulldog took the stage to Hound Dog by Elvis Presley and his pack of clues hinted at his stint on America's Got Talent

Central Stage: Wildcard entry Bulldog took the stage to Hound Dog by Elvis Presley and his pack of clues hinted at his stint on America’s Got Talent