Sadly, it wasn’t sport, set, match for the Royal Hen.
A real sports activities icon was despatched house on The Masked Singer‘s Oct. 18 episode. After performing “Philadelphia Freedom” throughout Elton John night time, the Royal Hen acquired the least quantity of votes and was despatched house.
As for which barrier-breaking athlete was behind the outlandish costume? It was none apart from tennis legend Billie Jean King, who was the inspiration for John’s 1975 track as she as soon as performed for the Philadelphia Freedoms skilled tennis crew.
“I’m actually fortunate as a result of he stated, ‘I need to write you a track,’ and I am like ‘What? What?'” King stated after the unmasking. “‘That will be the best present to the folks of Philadelphia for those who would try this.’ If you happen to go to Philadelphia, all people remains to be taking part in it. It is their anthem.”
Previous to the 79-year-old’s reveal, viewers got clues about her id, together with a nod to her history-making 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” victory over rival Bobby Riggs.