The Night Owl on 'The Masked Singer' Is This '80s Pop Icon
This is not a drill — Season 9 of The Masked Singer is here!
The singing competition returned with an impressive season premiere on Feb. 15, and the party is just getting started. In the new episode, returning champ Medusa faces off against new contestants Rock Lobster and Night Owl for ABBA night!
The three will each perform one of the beloved '70s supergroup's most popular tracks, including "Dancing Queen."
As we prepare for a disco-themed episode, we can't help but try to guess the identity of the performers, especially the luxurious Night Owl. With that said, who is Night Owl on The Masked Singer? Here's what we know so far.
Night Owl on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
The Night Owl came with the most impressive clue package. Along with revealing that she topped the charts and broke records at 17 years old, she also claimed to be a triple threat for her work in music, television, and on Broadway.
Other clues include:
- Hissing snake
- An Hourglass
- Joined the show with just 24 hours notice
Night Owl on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Spoiler alert! While we don't know for sure who is behind the Night Owl mask, the correct identity may be spoiled below.
After the Night Owl performed the ABBA hit "Fernando" judges were guessing all types of pop icons from Sarah Jessica Parker to Kylie Minogue to Belinda Carlisle.
Well, many believe that '80s pop star Debbie Gibson is the masked singer — the "Foolish Beat" singer sounds eerily similar to the Night Owl. On the flip side, some fans strongly believe that actress/singer Idina Menzel or fellow '80s pop star Tiffany may be the celeb behind the mask.
Other early guesses for Night Owl include:
- Kristin Chenoweth
- Dolly Parton
- Jennifer Nettles
- Tia Mowry
So, who is Night Owl on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is…
Judge Jenny McCarthy was right and the Night Owl was none other than Debbie Gibson. Her elimination was bittersweet, with Debbie revealing she was supposed to be on last season but her mother passed away.
However, things worked out for her in Season 9, and due to another contestant having to leave, she was able to join at the last minute.
"Debbie Gibson loved seeing you on [The Masked Singer]. You look more beautiful than ever," one viewer tweeted following her elimination. Another added, "What a good way to end the show... Debbie Gibson the Masked Singer."
New episodes of The Masked Singer air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.