Guessing which celebrity is behind an ornate costume is the best part of Fox's The Masked Singer — and it's what makes the show truly unique. As the competition nears its finale episode, viewers finally begin to get more insight as to who is wearing the masks.
Plus, as the show goes on, the better singers stick around, giving us more time to try to match their voices to the artist behind them. Leopard is one of the five remaining characters on the show, and we're almost certain that Seal is behind the mask.
Yes, Leopard's voice is a dead ringer for Seal's, but the actual reason we're feeling so confident is because his clues are lining up almost perfectly with Seal's background.
5 Telltale signs that Seal is the Leopard on The Masked Singer:
"I've been in the bottom two twice now, and it's really got me into the fighting spirit" he begins. "Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Leopard Presents: The Grand Slam Open brought to you by tofu. I'm the Leopard aka the Menace of Tennis."
The camera then panned to a toy motorcycle that was on its side, and these clues essentially proved that Seal is Leopard.
Read on for the five signs that Seal is the Leopard on The Masked Singer.
1. Was Seal in a motorcycle accident?
While the toy motorcycle could have easily been missed in Leopard's new set of clues, super sleuths determined that it was supposed to resemble a motorcycle accident.
According to the trivia section of his IMDb page, Seal "was in a life-altering motorcycle accident." There are no other confirmed details about said crash, but Seal has posted a picture of him on a motorcycle on his Instagram page.
2. Does Seal play tennis?
Though many celebrities play tennis, the sport is a much bigger part of Seal's life than the average person. At a Spain concert in 2016, Seal spoke to the crowd and announced that he heard professional tennis player Novak Djokovic was in the audience.
Seal said that when he was working out in his hotel before the concert, one of the employees said that Novak was training.
"I go over and watch, and it's no big deal, only the No. 1 tennis player in the world. You don't understand — not only was everything going POW but everything was going in," Seal said of Novak's shot."I guess when you're the No. 1 tennis player in the world, that's what happens, right?... It was something I'll tell my children."
Seal went on to say that it was an honor to have Novak attend his show, and he dedicated his hit "Kiss from a Rose" to him.
Seal also played at former professional tennis player Chris Evert's charity event, Chris Evert: Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic in 2018. He played in a doubles match with former pro Martina Navratilova.
The cherry on top is when speaking with the Bradenton Herald about an upcoming concert in Florida in February of 2019, Seal had an interesting answer as to how he'd be spending his free time.
"I'm going to be in Bradenton and I’m going to play tennis. I’m going to seek out an old friend and we’ll get to play."
3. Does 20 million mean anything to Seal?
The final clue revealed in the video was a check for $20 million. While the number doesn't mean anything significant when kept in a dollar amount, (he has an estimated net worth of $30 million), he has sold 20 million albums. This number was reported when Seal and Heidi Klum divorced in 2012 and divided up their assets.
4. Did Seal ever perform at the White House?
Initially, the proclamation that the Leopard had once performed at the White House had viewers thinking Omarosa was the person under the mask. But, Seal also performed at the White House in 2011 with his rendition of "My Girl" during a celebration for Black History Month.
5. What about Seal feeling free when he was on the road?
The other clues for Leopard include that he felt free while traveling on the road, and that he only discovered his true identity when he was with other misfits. While these clues are definitely vaguer than some of the later reveals, Seal grew up in foster care, and ultimately left his home city of London to tour with various groups.
He first went to Japan while touring with the band Push in 1987. He then joined a blues band and toured around Thailand before leaving them and going through India solo.
This could explain the time when Leopard finally felt like he belonged. If we had to bet, we'd put our money on Seal being Leopard.
The Masked Singer airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.