The Masked Singer peeled back the layers of the Banana on the April 22nd episode and revealed that it was the rockstar America guessed it was.
Banana and Rhino faced-off and either one could have been eliminated at the end of the show, but the Banana was no match for the rock expert and guest-judge Sharon Osbourne – It takes being married to a rockstar like Ozzy Osbourne to be able to guess a rockstar.
The reveal proved our theory was true!
You can see our theory & how we arrived at it below!
Banana is as electric a performer as they come in the history of the show, and his comfortability and presence on stage have been evident from the get-go, which suggests he has done this before.
Although he, by his own admission, did forget some of the lyrics in his performance of “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers, it has not hurt his chances of advancing as of yet.
He is definitely a fan favorite because of his inherent Southern charm, which has drawn guesses from the panelists ranging from Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Johnny Knoxville, and Michael Andretti.
However, all these guesses are wrong if our theory holds true, so let’s breakdown Banana’s first clue video:
- Cowboy hat
- Says “Rodeo”
Bret Michaels is the Banana. *note: notice the way they point their left index finger when they sing. Just compare these two videos of him singing “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd:
- First off, not too many celebrities constantly don a cowboy hat, and Michaels is one of them.
- The blowfish is a reference to his band Poison, and subsequent clues in later packages also allude to this such as a snake (although technically most snakes are actually venomous, but I digress)
- Rodeo is a likely reference to the first season of Rock of Love
- He owns a line of pet products called Blue collar
He also mentions his father has recently passed away and had his two daughters narrate one of his clue packages.
Moreover, it might be a clever choice for Bret for picking the BANANA persona because he constantly wears a BANDANA.
Anyway, that’s it.
What do you think of our guess?
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays 8/7 central on FOX.
The Masked Singer Finale Recap – All Masks Are Off As Season Champ Is Crowned!
On the season 3 finale of the Masked Singer, Frog, Turtle, and Night Angel performed for the last time for a shot at winning the coveted Golden Mask trophy.
After weeks on a long journey performing and concealing themselves week in and week out, the finalists were finally unmasked.
In the end, Night Angel received the most votes and became the first woman to win the competition.
The Turtle was the runner-up and Frog had the least votes of the evening.
Frog performed first at the top of the show as he dazzled and electrified the crowd with his usual flair and stage presence in his rendition of “Bad Boys For Life” by P.Diddy et al.
He rapped and choreographed his way into the finals, and he did not disappoint in his last showing.
The judges figured out his identity (as did we, on our Masked Singer theory) as Robin and Nicole both guessed correctly before he was unmasked.
Bow Wow / Shad Moss was revealed as the Frog who was arguably the fan-favorite pick to win it all this season.
Moss showed different sides of his musical talent and performance capabilities on the show and hopes to incorporate a little bit of what he picked up while performing as the entertaining amphibian.
He repeatedly mentioned a reinvigorated love for music and as a fan, I can’t wait to see how his music evolves from this experience.
The season began with a performance from Turtle, and it almost ended with him being crowned as the champion.
For his finale performance, Turtle sang “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi, which brought Nicole, Ken, and a number of audience members to tears.
Alas, he was edge-out by Night Angel during the final voting and had to unmask as he fell short of winning the Golden Mask trophy.
Jenny and Nicole were able to guess his true identity (Which makes it 2 for 2 in our theories as well).
Jesse McCartney was a recurring guess periodically by the panelists all season, and the clues all came together on the very last night.
McCartney was the strongest male vocalist in the competition this season, and in his own words, said that the experience was:
Night Angel had – HANDS DOWN – one of the strangest and scariest-looking costumes the show has ever had.
Lucky for her, she also had one of the most powerful and soulful voices to ever grace the show and a signature vibrato that could not be ignored.
She sang “River Deep Mountain High” by Tina Turner, which showcased her full vocal range during the finale.
As the Golden Mask trophy came down to her and Turtle, she got the most votes and won the competition.
Finally, she was able to rip off that creepy-looking mask, and her identity revealed.
Panelists Jenny and Robin were able to trace the clues back to this amazing artist when they locked in their final guesses. (We also got a sweep for the finalists’ identities in our theory for Night Angel)
Kandi Burruss was crowned the champion of season 3 as she admits to regaining her confidence in singing during the show, which she had lost ever since she stopped pursuing her music career.
This was an unbelievable revelation for the judges and audiences alike because Burruss, as the Night Angel, constantly killed during her performances every week, and was nearly perfect this season.
Burruss, however, admitted to being intimidated by several of her peers in the show and even looked up to a couple of them who were personal idols for her.
“How am I going to get to the end with such incredible people on this show?” she said while reflecting on her time on the show.
Tonight, she proved to everyone and more importantly to herself that she belongs among those incredible people as the first woman champion of the Masked Singer!
The Masked Singer Reveal – Rhino Unmasked and Ken Jeong Makes Lucky Guess (3 x 15)
On the May 13 episode of The Masked Singer “A Day in the Mask: The Semi-Finals,” Rhino was eliminated from the competition.
Jay Pharaoh was on hand as the guest panelist for this episode.
Rhino, as Ken Jeong put it, was the “sentimental favorite” among the final four remaining contestants, and he remained true to this until the end.
He sang “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw in his final performance as he moved judge Nicole Scherzinger, among others, to tears.
He, however, fell short on getting votes against Night Angel, Turtle, and Frog, so he had to take off the mask and reveal himself.
Before his unmasking, the panelists took their final guesses and Ken went on one of his usually incoherent rants about Rhino’s identity and seemed to just be making fun of Jenny McCarthy’s guess from a few weeks prior.
Per usual, HE KNEW EXACTLY WHO THIS IS as he stretched the clues to connect to the TV show JAG and made it fit toward his guess: Barry Zito. (Which was also our guess in our Masked Singer Theory)
However, he surprised himself and the rest of the panel when it turns out, as Jenny originally guessed with a more convincing and logical line of thinking – despite Jenny’s reluctance to agree with Ken – the two of them were spot on.
(Watch the video of the unmasking below as Ken celebrates by rushing to give Zito a hug.)
This is Ken’s first correct guess of the season, and it came just one episode prior to the finale. Which is pretty good for his standards.
And it turns out, Zito, after being unmasked, admitted to actually making a guest appearance on JAG, which surprised even Ken– who made-up the connection in the first place.
Even though Zito had to leave the show, it came at good timing as he revealed that he and his wife just had a newborn baby just three days prior to this episode.
Here is his reflection on his time on the show, and how it has affected him moving forward in his career.
And also, a pretty good breakdown of his clues during his run on the show.
The remaining finalists – Night Angel, Frog, and Turtle – will return next week to compete in the season 3 finale for the coveted Golden Mask.
And more importantly, every one of them will finally be unmasked!
The Masked Singer airs on FOX 8/7 central on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
The Masked Singer Reveal – Kitty Nipped In Quarterfinal (3 x 14)
Kitty was eliminated on the May 6 episode of The Masked Singer “A Quarter Mask Crisis: The Quarter Finals,” and the woman behind the mystery was revealed to be Jackie Evancho.
Until the last second, nobody could pinpoint who Kitty was all season, and so when Evancho was about to be unmasked NONE of the judges was able to guess correctly.
(We, of course, have another one of our Masked Singer Theories proven true.)
Comedian/actor Jeff Dye (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) was the guest panelist for this episode.
Evancho is most famous as a child opera singer, which is precisely the reason she wanted to join the contest, so she can show a different side of herself.
She first gained worldwide fame when she finished second place on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, and this YouTube video in 2019 sums up her journey as a young performer:
Coincidentally, Nick Cannon happened to be the host of AGT when Evancho was competing. (See at ~0:28 mark.)
Also, at about the 1:40 mark of the video above, Evancho sings in opera-style, which is a far cry from the music she’s been covering during her run on The Masked Singer.
This is probably why her voice is nearly unrecognizable to almost everyone watching the show, and why she eluded the right prediction from the panelists.
She drew guesses from Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Anna Kendrick, Lea Michele to the Olsen twins from the panelists, who of course, were in awe after she was revealed.
Her final performance was a rendition of “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, which on any other day would have been enough to rock the house.
However, the competition to crack the Semi-finals was stiff tonight as every contestant brought their A-game.
Nevertheless, Evancho was gracious during her unmasking and was grateful for her time on the show as the judges praised her courage to step out of her comfort zone as an artist.
When Cannon asked, “Why ‘The Masked Singer’?”
“I wanted to show a different side of myself. I have been stuck in this stereotype of a 10-year-old girl since I was 10 years old, and now I’m almost 20, and I’m glad that this experience has given me the chance to kind of break out of that.”
She then turned to the judges and added:
“I want to say thank you guys so much because without you I don’t think I would’ve discovered where I want to take my career, and who I want to represent myself as in the future.“
Certainly, as she has showcased in The Masked Singer, Evancho can most definitely break into any genre of music her heart desires as she’s always had a natural gift – the voice of an angel.
Here is Evancho’s heartfelt post-interview after she was revealed, where she provides insight into her soul-searching journey on the show as an artist and a person:
Next week, the Semi-Finals are going down as the Final Four: Frog, Turtle, Rhino, and Night Angel square off.
The 1002 weeks ago
The 100 Review: So Much For Together (7×13)
The 1007 days ago
The 100 Review- It Keeps Getting Worse (7×14)
Editorials5 days ago
Emmys 2020 Predictions: What Shows Will Win?
Coffee Table News2 weeks ago
ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for ‘The Conners,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘Goldbergs’ and More
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel1 week ago
Caroline Aaron Interview: When Will Filming ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4 Begin and How She’s Preparing for the Virtual Emmys
Netflix2 weeks ago
Away Season Finale Review – Did the Atlas Crew Make It to Mars? (1×10)
TV Reviews2 weeks ago
The Boys Review – Madelyn Stillwell Lives? And Stormfront Is [SPOILER] (2 x 04)
Netflix2 weeks ago
Away Review – Spektr (1×09)