We’d comprehend if you had a tricky time recognizing The Masked Singer‘s T-Rex prior to her unmasking in Wednesday’s episode: The individual within her was so bouncy, so energetic, so regularly in movement that it was really hard to pin her down — in any perception.
“The T-Rex, I preferred to make certain that her strength was insane,” suggests the dino, aka YouTube star JoJo Siwa, when TVLine chats with her Wednesday.” When I received there, they stated, ‘What’s your point likely to be?” I stated, “I want to be unstoppable. I want to have the most energy ever.” (Read a recap of the
Mission completed. Go through on for the Dance Moms alum/bow fanatic/hugely thriving YouTuber’s ideas on her prehistoric musical flip.
TVLINE | When you were being singing Salt-n- Pepa’s “Push It” last week, I noticed you nailed the text.
TVLINE | You’re 16, appropriate?
I’m 16, certainly.
TVLINE | I know the text simply because I was alive when it was on the radio. But you are so youthful — did you know that music, or did you have to analyze up on it?
I did have to research up on it! For the reason that everyone is familiar with, “Ah, thrust it! Press it authentic great!” Then I knew the beginning of it, “Salt-n-Pepa’s right here,” but I did not know what the authentic lyrics were being? I was like, “Salt-n-Pepa’s here and we’re gettin’ back, it is time to press it back” and then I discovered that oh my God no, the lyrics are, “Salt-n-Pepa’s right here and we’re in outcome, want you to drive it again.” [Continues to rap the song] All the different “Yo yo yo yo”s, how quite a few there were. It took a lot of follow. [Laughs]
TVLINE | You received your commence on Dance Mothers. What was more challenging: Carrying out in that cumbersome T-Rex costume or having dressed down by Abby Lee Miller when you did a little something improper?
Oh, that’s a great one particular. I’m not heading to say. You know Kendall [Vertes] from Dance Mothers, she actually put it [well]. Another person asked her, if she could go back to Dance Mothers, would she? Or did she regret it? She explained “I really do not regret undertaking it. I would not do it again, but I just desire I could have a person more working day.” And that is so real with Dance Moms, since we all — I mean, I did not, but I did at the very same time — I remember obtaining fun and loving it, but we seriously took it for granted. Which is a little something that I just uncovered. Now, with what’s likely on in the earth, definitely the coronavirus, we take a whole lot of things for granted. And which is what transpired on Dance Mothers. Even even though it was so tricky, it was always so enjoyment.
The very same thing for Masked Singer. I took it for granted for a next in the beginning but then I was like, “Wait, JoJo. You will need to enjoy each individual 2nd of this, even though it’s really hard. Even even though you cannot breathe. It’s truly worth a moment-and-a-half of your existence you can’t breathe for three weeks of wonderful people. I was like, “Knock it off. You are having the time of your daily life right now. Just appreciate it.”
TVLINE | I’m kind of surprised you didn’t work any bows into your costume.
We were being going to do one thing, mainly because all of the JoJo bows have a tag on them, a minor silver tag. We couldn’t place a bow on, due to the fact that would just be also clear. I mentioned to the costume designer, “We really should put a little silver appeal on it to signify the tag.” And then I imagine it just fell via.
TVLINE | You did not sing any Miley Cyrus tracks.
My future music that I asked for to do was both “Another One Bites the Dust” [by Queen] or “Can’t Be Tamed” [by Cyrus]. I believed T-Rex and “Can’t Be Tamed” would be so enjoyable and so fantastic. No, I didn’t do any Miley music. But it’s Okay. Miley is familiar with I enjoy her.