Season 8 of The Masked Singer is finally here, and each new season brings more hilarity, music, and of course, fun costumes! This season, for the first time ever, The Masked Singer is experimenting with "themed" nights, so you won't want to miss out on all the excitement ahead.
Fans had already been making their guesses about who was under the Hummingbird mask in particular. Though the performer was eliminated on the Season 8 premiere, the man behind the mask wasn't revealed until the following episode. Keep reading to find out who Hummingbird was!
Hummingbird on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
Leading up to The Mased Singer premiere, the clue we had about Hummingbird were:
- X-Ray clue showed a flower, or "flower power"
- Wearing a suit
- Two rings
- "I'm excited for the kickoff of Season 8 because I promise you, this Hummingbird knows a thing or two about competition. It's in my DNA," the contestant teased in his clue package.
- He got started with help from Shaq and a "patriotic team that felt like family," adding, "Together, we dominated the Super Bowl."
- Other clues include: a speaker, a cleat, cowboy hats, a locker room, footballs, a scoreboard that says 71, a Ring Pop, and a football stadium.
Hummingbird on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
There had been wide speculation throughout the fandom that football player Tom Brady would appear on The Masked Singer this season — a rumor he already denied. However, with Hummingbird's height and all of the football clues, he seemed like an obvious choice.
However, our top guess was that Hummingbird was NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick. Hear us out! The NSYNC bandmate played at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2000 alongside Aerosmith, Britney Spears, and Nelly — which explains all of the football references.
As for his connection to Shaq, NSYNC recorded their first album at his house, as this Reddit user pointed out.
Hummingbird "knows a thing or two about competition" because Chris was on Celebrity Big Brother.
Also, the "71-0" on the scoreboard was a reference to 1971, the year Chris was born.
Other guesses fans had for the Hummingbird included:
- Peyton Manning
- Adam Sandler
- Hulk Hogan
So, who is the Hummingbird on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is… Chris Kirkpatrick!
We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so! After being eliminated in Episode 1, Hummingbird shocked the audience and the judges when he was revealed to be NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick on the Sept. 28. episode.
Did you see this reveal coming?