Anyone watching The Masked Singer isn't just watching for the incredible performances. They're watching so that they can spend the evening being an amateur sleuth. Which is why there's a ton of guesses and rumors floating around the internet about each masked celebrity. But a great deal of Twitter has formed a consensus about just who the Leopard is. Is Billy Porter on The Masked Singer? Fans are saying the Emmy winner is this season's Leopard. And here's all the ways he showed his spots.
Is Billy Porter on The Masked Singer? Here's why Billy is likely the Leopard.
Fans of Billy believe that the Broadway star sounds a heck of a lot like the Leopard. Take a listen to Billy performing at the Lincoln Center.
Now listen to the Leopard perform "Somebody to Love."
Especially toward the beginning of the song, when the Leopard is vocalizing, there's a very melodic quality close to Billy's register. Both the Leopard and Billy have rather smooth voices but the Leopard does show a bit of gruffness. But, as Billy showed at Lincoln Center, he can get a little gruff himself.
But there's more to it than just his voice being similar. For one thing, the outfit is a good indication that it could be Billy. Billy has been very outspoken that his fashion choice isn't just about fashion.
He's referred to his fashion choices as "art as activism." He chooses to wear outfits that are often described as more "feminine" as activism for the LGBTQ community. For Billy to choose a Victorian gown as a part of his costume, this could be another chance for him to advocate for the community.
The clues that the Leopard has dropped have also helped point in Billy's direction. First off, the Leopard says he knows what its like to be on top and is a heavy hitter in his field. Billy is a Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director. Seriously. Is there any way that can't be called "a heavy hitter"? The man does everything.
He also dropped a clue that he's been spotted with the president. Guess who was a soloist for Bill Clinton? That's right, Billy was.
Any chance it's not Billy?
Actually there's one thing that the Leopard says in his clues that points away from Billy. The Leopard says that he's tired of the headlines being about what he's wearing. Which is very much not what Billy usually says about his clothing. Billy calls his clothing "art as activism" and he's very vocal about why activism is important to him. For the Leopard to ask that people stop paying attention to his clothes, that doesn't sound much like Billy.
There are other prominent guesses out there. For one thing, people were guessing Brendon Urie, but his manager, Zack Cloud Hall, shut that down on Instagram. Zack also made the guess that the Leopard is actually Titus Burgess.
But the most popular theory is that the Leopard is Seal. For one thing, fans believed they recognized Seal's voice in the Leopard. For another thing, many people know Seal as Heidi Klum's ex so that might be what the Leopard is talking about when he says he doesn't want people focused on his relationships.
Plus, he's a Grammy winner so he's definitely been on top like the Leopard says he was. Also, in the clues, there's a newspaper that says "Crazy Game Ends with win for the Leopard." Seal's song "Crazy" was the first song that got him on the charts.
Catch up with the Leopard and make your own guess on The Masked Singer every Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX!
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