Spoiler alert: Ringmaster has been revealed! Scroll down to find out who was behind the mask!
The excitement is real! Season 7 of Fox’s The Masked Singer has been in full swing and up until May 18, we’d learned the true identities all but three contestants. Still, fans of the FOX competition series have been dying to know: Who is the Ringmaster?
Donning a large top hat and extravagant circus tent dress, Ringmaster clearly loves to go all out (especially with the eyeliner). But who is the mystery figure behind the loud getup? Fans have definitely had some theories. Keep reading to learn about her clues and find out who was revealed on the May 18 finale!
Ringmaster on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
Throughout Season 7, we've rounded up the clues about Ringmaster from The Masked Singer. Up until the May 18 finale, here's what we knew:
- She sang "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus
- She wore a dress that resembled a circus tent
- She had a naturally beautiful singing voice
- She had a driver's license from the Golden State (aka California)
On the episode in which she was officially introduced, viewers received additional clues, including:
- Miley Cyrus on the backdrop of the state of Montana — possibly hinting at the Disney show Hannah Montana
- A tic tac toe board with an "X" in the middle
- A bottle of alcohol with "Sweet Southern" written on it
The following episode offered a Mega Clue about Ringmaster: a guitar with a pick that says "90s." About it, she said "You should know that I'm a '90s chick but I've been songwriting for as long as I can remember."
In Episode 6, viewers received even more clues:
- A book with a laughing emoji on it
- A "Welcome to Nashville" sign
- An elf doll with a red line sign in front of it.
The final clue for Ringmaster came during the Season 7 recap episode, which aired on May 11: a Girl Scout sash covered in badges.
Ringmaster on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Leading up to the May 18 finale, we believed, as did this Reddit thread, that the Ringmaster was Hayley Orrantia. She was born in 1994, has been songwriting since she was a preteen, and released a single in 2016 called "Strong, Sweet and Southern." Additionally, Haley sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney's Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam soundtrack and for Miley Cyrus on Disney's Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack.
But as judge Nicole Scherzinger guessed, Ringmaster could have been Olivia Rodrigo, who got her start on the Disney Channel. Nicole pointed out that that mystery figure has a driver's license from the Golden State — and Olivia hails from California. And as fans know, Olivia broke out with her smash hit "Driver's License."
Other Ringmaster guesses have included:
- Gabby Barrett
- Alanis Morisette
- Britney Spears (based on her 2008 single "Circus")
- Victoria Justice (based on the voice)
So, who is Ringmaster on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is… Hayley Orrantia!
Well, we called it! Though Hayley didn't ultimately walk away with the Golden Mask Trophy (which went to Firefly), we certainly had a blast watching her perform all season long!