Season 9 of The Masked Singer is going strong as Week 3 approaches. The popular guessing game singing competition features a whole new list of celebrities performing their hearts out while wearing costumes that range from elaborate to ridiculous to downright unsettling.
This season features more unmaskings and new themed nights for each episode.
In Week 3, singers competed in "New York Night," where performances centered on the Empire State and the City That Never Sleeps. Week 3 also marked the debut of new contestants, including California Roll.
Who could they be? There isn't much to go on, but we still have some interesting hints.
California Roll on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
In Episode 3 of The Masked Singer, fans got their first look at the California Roll, which is actually not one person but FIVE — and got their first batch of clues about the group. The clues included:
- Has been on Broadway
- Has a degree from an Ivy League school
- Used to be a DJ
- Map with an X marking the spot
- Dolly Parton and Snoop Dogg
- Is married
The group sang "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga and impressed the judges right away. For the final clue, Pizza Rat came out with a huge slice of pizza and said "5 billion and growing."
On May 3, California Roll performed “Creep” by Radiohead.
“White House.” California Roll said, “Well, we had such a good time performing at the White House, they even gave us a standing O.”
For their performance on May 10, they chose the song “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson. Plus, we got a few more clues.
California Roll said, “Dear Jenny, I know you’ve enjoyed us on this stage, but I think it’s our time on Broadway that you may remember us from.” They were referring to Jenny McCarthy in this quote which gave us so many possibilities for their identity.
In addition, we were given the clues “No. 1” and “horseshoe.”
California Roll on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Spoiler alert! We know who is behind the California Roll masks and will give the answer after revealing the judges various guesses below.
With musical groups in mind, people have guessed that California Roll must consist of an entire band.
Many have guessed that a cappella band Pentatonix could be behind the masks. While they seem to be the most popular guess among people in various comments sections, others have theorized bands like Gorillaz and Big Time Rush.
The judges also guessed musical ensembles, with Ken predicting the cast of High School Musical was undercover in the sushi costume while Nicole went with the cast of Pitch Perfect.
As for Jenny, she went with the fans and predicted it was the singing group Pentatonix.
When May 3 rolled around, Jenny stayed firm in her Pentatonix guess. Nicole changed her guess to the cast of Hamilton. Ken went with Miami Sound Machine.
Here are the final guesses before the reveal rolled in! California Roll is so unique in that it's a group of people. So, each of the judges guessed a different cast: Jenny said Dear Evan Hansen, Nicole said Spring Awakening, and Ken said In the Heights.
So, who is California Roll on 'The Masked Singer'?
It turns out that Jenny should have stayed true to her Pentatonix guess because California Roll really was Pentatonix!
A new episode of The Masked Singer premieres every Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.