Season 6 of Fox’s hit show The Masked Singer is officially in full swing. Over the years, celebrities from all walks of life have graced the stage to show off their singing chops, and sometimes, dancing skills. While a panel of judges and viewers alike can sometimes correctly guess the talent behind the mask, the grand reveal typically leaves everyone stunned.
In Episode 3, viewers get more familiar with the Dalmatian, who has unique swag. The Dalmatian dons a gold, black, and white football uniform with the No. 1 printed on his jersey. He also rocks black and silver pants bedazzled with glitter. So, who is the famous face behind the Dalmatian mask? Here’s everything we know.
The Dalmatian on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
The Dalmatian was the first costume to be revealed for Season 6, and there were a few clues viewers have to work with. For starters, there was a teaser video released on Aug. 8, 2021, of the Dalmatian showing off his choreography skills with four dancers while donning his costume. A sneak peek promotion video released during the week of Sept. 12, 2021, showed the Dalmatian clue: a flock of eagles.
Plus, a clue package released on Sept. 29, 2021, showed the Dalmatian sharing a few hints about his identity:
- The Dalmatian blows a whistle and says, “Growing up there wasn’t really a playbook for my game.”
- The Scream painting by Edward Munch
- The Dalmation says, “I always wanted to play in the big leagues, but then I met one of the biggest players in the game,” while holding a trophy.
The Dalmatian on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses and Reveal
Spoiler alert! Read on to see who fans initially thought was behind the mask and what happened in the reveal.
The guessing game on social media has gone into overdrive when it comes to the famous face behind the Dalmatian mask. A few celebrities mentioned by fans include Cam Newton, Drew Brees, and Juju Smith-Schuster. Based on how passionately the Dalmatian speaks about his athleticism and feeling like an “underdog,” many wouldn’t have been surprised if it turned out to be the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
So, who is the Dalmatian on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is…Tyga.
Fans were thrown by all the clues that seemed to point toward an athlete, but a rapper was behind the mask. Production did tease that we'd see a contestant connected to the Kardashian and Jenner clan this season, and Tyga did date Kylie Jenner. The flock of eagles was another big clue. Tyga's third studio album was called "Hotel California," the same name as the Eagles' hit song.
The Masked Singer airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. Viewers can stream episodes on Hulu as well.