As fun as it is to watch unknown famous people in wild costumes show off their vocal stylings, the true reason we keep coming to watch The Masked Singer is to guess their real-life identities and then find out whether our hunches were right. We did a pretty great job with guessing throughout the show's first season, but the judges insist Season 2 is going to be a lot harder. I don't know, sounds to me like that just means more fun.
We'll be keeping up on who has been unmasked on The Masked Singer each week, along with some of the clues and our best guesses at the moment for who they might be. Watch this space for up-to-the-minute updates and be sure to tune in Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET to watch for yourself!
Who has been unmasked on The Masked Singer Season 2? Here's what we know:
1. Egg (Status: REVEALED!)
Clues: As my mom always told me, life has an expiration date, so always work hard for the first and last vowels of the alphabet." (Aka Au, the chemical symbol for gold, or A-Y.) Going for the gold, "figure"
After losing to the Skeleton in the first smackdown of the season (a new feature of the show), Egg was unmasked and confirmed to be… Johnny Weir! We knew it.
2. Ice Cream (Status: REVEALED!)
Clues so far: They say, "I'm made of sugar and dairy and I live for half of February," and Valentine's Day is circled on a calendar. Someone who pursued their dreams despite doubts from their family.
After a smackdown facing the Tree, he unmasked and revealed himself to be YouTube/Twitch star Ninja! Twitter nailed it.
3. Panda (Status: REVEALED!)
After losing the smackdown to The Leopard on October 2, Panda was unmasked revealing her identity: It was Laila Ali! A lot of the clues pointed to boxing, and she paid a lot of homage to her dad.
4. Eagle (Status: REVEALED!)
Our best guesses on this one before the performance were Willie Nelson, Bret Michaels, or Alice Cooper. We were completely shocked then to learn at the end of the night that it was celebrity rehab specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky! This one really threw us for a loop. Well done, Masked Singer.
5. Skeleton (Status: REVEALED!)
We thought it was somebody like Martin Short or Dana Carvey, but the clues on Week 4 led us to agree with Jenny McCarthy that it was David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer. And she was right! Honestly, the fact Jenny was right is what really floors us.
6. Butterfly (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: "Just pray I don't fall over." "The Butterfly effect," speaks with a Southern accent but seems to have ties to London and has had a tough year.
Best guesses so far: Patti LaBelle, Fantasia, Kesha
7. Tree (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: the word "delicious," and their famous family has to wear costumes too. "Precious cargo" is another possible clue. Lots of culinary clues.
Best guesses so far: Padma Lakshmi, Beverly D'Angelo
8. Thingamajig (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: he's got quite the voice, "I'm kind of a thing of a big deal" and he celebrates with Chewbacca — perhaps a May 4th birthday? He had a cupcake with the number 4 and alluded to photo shoots and possibly basketball.
Best guess so far: Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo
9. Rottweiler (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: "puppy love" "America, roses are blue and violets are red. But do you have a clue who's behind this doggy head?" Pigskin, Friday Night Lights, "fantasy champion."
Best guesses so far: Gaius Charles, Daughtry
10. Ladybug (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: the judges say she's got "great chops" and she was revealed at the Emmys. Lifetime of drama, born into the limelight, family feud, spinning wheels.
Best guesses so far: Jamie Lynn Spears, Marie Osmond
11. Black Widow (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: They definitely have a singing background judging from a preview of their performance. Their first clue package included a tarot card. On her debut on the Masked Singer stage, she made an allusion to her empire, a Sagittarius symbol appeared, and she said she's hoping to present a darker, edgier side people aren't familiar with.
Best guess so far: Raven-Symone
12. Flamingo (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: loves mascara, pink, and she calls herself a "fierce and fiery bird." She gave us a couple references to YouTube and referenced feeling trapped in her career and looking for a new beginning. She says she's "your Escape."
Best guesses so far: Demi Lovato, Adrienne Bailon, Kandi Buress
13. Fox (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: "Superhero." They've worked with everyone "from Doogie to Doubtfire."
Best guesses so far: Wayne Brady, Anthony Mackie, Tyrese
14. Leopard (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: "I've been spotted by the president" costume is meant to hide their "natural silhouette," Renaissance costume. She's hoping to "strip away the headlines" and alluded to scandal. And despite the feminine appearance, they're a masculine person outside of their costume.
Best guesses so far: Dennis Rodman, Billy Porter, RuPaul
15. Penguin (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: lots of colorful wigs. Someone told they weren't pretty or smart enough and possibly someone who has been through a career slump. Perhaps someone who has worked in comedy.
Best guesses so far: Macy Gray, Sherri Shepard... we're honestly stumped on this one.
16. Flower (Status: Still a Mystery)
Clues so far: ""I blossom in every field I plant myself in and I am here to branch out yet again" and the number "314." She's into cooking, crafts, clothing and also has a doctorate? She's also a supporter of LGBT rights. However much we thought this was Mayim Bialik before she sang, we now know this is an R&B legend
Best guess so far: Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle
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