December 1, 2020

The Masked Singer: Predictions of who’s behind the disguise

Some of the world’s most loved celebrities have competed in the reality masked singing competition show, The Masked Singer. 

Celebrities are challenged with singing their hearts out while dressed head to toe in an elaborate costume that will conceal their identity from not only the public but also the people closest to them. 

THE MASKED SINGER: The Kitty in “Mask-Matics” (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

Each week the contestants give the viewers clues as to who they could be before they take the stage and sing a song. After all contestants perform, the live audience votes for who they want to see again. The contestant with the least amount of votes has to unmask in front of the live audience. Some of the celebrities that have been unmasked in the seasons past include Lil Wayne, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Chris Daughtry, Terry Bradshaw, T-Pain, Sarah Palin, Michelle Williams, Adrienne Bailon, Rob Gronkowki, and Mickey Rourke.

The Masked Singer has broken viewing records since the show began in 2019.

According to FOX, the Season Four contestants have quite the collection of accolades: more than 281 million records sold, appearances in 204 films, five Super Bowls, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, to name a few.

So far, viewers have been introduced to 11 contestants from 2 out of the 3 groups. The groups are labeled A, B, and C. 

Here are some of my predictions for this seasons remaining group B performers:

Crocodile: The pink crocodile, with glistening scales, dressed in a pink suit with a large pink bow and a pink top hat has given several clues that lead me to believe that he is the legendary, Rupaul! The crocodile  has hinted that they have some type of association with the south and Rupaul grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. In one episode, there was a hidden clue where a Pride flag was shown. Rupaul is an openly gay drag queen. 

The last clue linking Rupaul to the celebrity in the crocodile costume is show-biz. The celebrity hidden under this costume has told several personal stories about auditions for flashy shows and musicals. Rupaul is famously known for being the creator of Rupaul’s Drag Race, a show where contestants compete in drag through numerous challenges in all areas of show-biz, from singing and dancing to even comedic sketch performance, to win the championship title as well as a monetary prize. When the crocodile sings, they show great range in vocal ability, which may also lead one to believe they had a history in show-biz.

Serpent: Slithering into the competition, the serpent has hinted that they’re a symbol of breakthroughs. They have also hinted that they have some sort of association with the medical field. Perhaps they’re an actor in a medical field themed television series. The character also gave clues to having rent due and working hard to pay it. The serpent had a soulful voice. This character could be actor Taye Diggs, because he played on the series Scrubs and was in the play Rent, He would satisfy both the medical clue and rent clue.

THE MASKED SINGER: Serpent in “Six More Masks” (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

Whatchamacallit: This contestant performs like no other in the competition. They have decided to perform rap songs instead of sing. They show experience through their performances. They may have possibly had a rap career. One of the clues viewers have been given is that they’ve had a rough couple of years after having dealt with their mom suffering from illness. The contestant also appears to be quite large in stature which may be an unintentional hint to an athletic career of some sort. The Whatchamacallit may be NFL quarterback Cam Newton. 

Seahorse: From the bottom of the ocean, the seahorse has given several hints that may lead viewers to believe that they are in the presence of greatness. The first hint is their voice. They showed the best vocal ability of anyone in the competition so far. Their voice is definitely professionally trained. They sang Celine Dion’s My Heart Will go on with ease. The seahorse has told viewers that they’ve suffered great loss and endured pain over the years. 

THE MASKED SINGER: Sea Horse in the “Six More Masks” (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

Other hints they’ve given viewers include the quote “Just Keep Swimming”, and the less words “ 1000 years”. Since Ellen Degenares, who voiced Dory in Finding Nemo and famously says “just keep swimming” in the role, probably doesn’t have the vocal ability to sing Celine Dion, a smarter guess may be singer Christina Perri, who sings A Thousand Years.

The elaborate costuming is another factor of the show that makes it great. Costume designers used mechanics on the serpent costume to make it slither. They also used over 1800 feathers to create a flamingo costume for influencer Adrienne Bailon in Season 3, according to Daily Mail. This season viewers can look forward to the following costumes in addition to the group B costumes listed above: Baby Alien, dragon, snow owls, gremlin, giraffe, popcorn, broccoli, lips, mushroom, sun, squiggly monster, and jellyfish,

This show is a great escape from reality and it feels good to be able to watch something on TV that isn’t political right now. I’m excited to see who the remaining celebrities under the masks may be.

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