Update: Looks like many fans were on the right track! On May 20, it was revealed that Bow Wow was the voice behind the Frog on The Masked Singer Season 3. Keep reading to see who fans initially predicted.
Even before Season 3 of The Masked Singer premiered, fans had guesses about who the Frog was based on his costume alone. These theories, of course, evolved throughout the season as viewers heard he Frog perform and attempted to decode the clue packages.
Ahead of the finale, they're now convinced they've solved the puzzle surrounding the dapper amphibian who rocked a purple suit, bright yellow tie, and matching hat (feather included.) But where they right? Let's take a look at who the Frog is on The Masked Singer.
The Frog clue package was pretty vague at first.
First, we saw host a platinum record on the Frog's wall — and the contestant running on a treadmill. (Which means the Frog is clearly already a famous singer who is athletic, right?)
More hints were revealed in the clue package, which included a bag of leftovers — and plenty of references to the Olympics. More specifically, the Atlanta games in 1996.
As expected, athletes were at the top of the list for the judges, with guesses that included track and field stars Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson. (We are going to ignore that Ray J guess...)
Other clues included the Frog's choice of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" for his first performance and revealing that he was once a “tadpole” from a "small pond."
Fans on social media definitely had their own ideas of who was singing as the Frog — naming everyone from Bow Wow to MC Hammer himself.
"The Frog is DEFINITELY Lil Bow Wow #MaskedSinger ... the $106 refers to his 106 and Park music show. BOOM!," one viewer wrote before another added, "Frog is Daddy Mack from Kris Kross. Calling it now based on the Jump Jump line in the clue package."
A third chimed in, "Frog—is it really MC Hammer? I mean I don’t want to be guessing like that but seriously, sounds like him! Lol."
Another early theory was Seth MacFarlane was the Frog.
Seth MacFarlane, in case you didn't already know, isn't only the genius behind Family Guy — he's also a seriously talented singer. The Frog's costume gives off vibes similar to the Sinatra-style music Seth gravitates toward. Oh, and have you ever heard the actor's Kermit the Frog impression? It's on point.
So who is the Frog on 'The Masked Singer'?
As Season 3 continued, Bow Wow became the fan-favorite guess — and it makes sense, considering all of the evidence. That bag of leftovers was actually a reference to a "Doggy Bag." Not to mention the clues pointing to his appearances on 106 & Park and on CSI: Cyber. And the clues about the the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta? Well, Bow Wow actually lives in Atlanta, Ga.
We'll just have to wait and see if Bow Wow really is the Frog. Thankfully, though, the wait is nearly over.
Be sure to tune into The Masked Singer finale on Wednesday, May 20 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. It's bound to be a hopping good time.