The Penguin will perform for the first time on The Masked Singer season 2 on Wednesday, October 9. The concealed celebrity will be competing in “Group D” against the Flower, Eagle, and Fox characters.
A number of clues were given during the Penguin’s first performance, which the judges and viewers watching and live-tweeting at home used to make their first guesses. Here’s what we’ve learned about the Penguin so far:
‘The Masked Singer’ Penguin Clues
During the Penguin’s “Super Sneak Peek” introduction, the masked character’s main clue was “I might be cold as ice, but I’m ready to bring the heat.” A second reference to cold temperatures seemed to confirm that the celebrity has some kind of relationship to the cold. Another clue offered in that first intro was the Penguin’s affinity for fun wigs and hairstyles.
The judges noted the penguin’s sassy first walk onto the stage and their short stature.
In the penguin’s first full clue package, there were several comments made about marching and standing up for herself and others. She said “I strive for my voice to be heard,” and that she would be leading the march. Signs that one would carry at a march were a major visual clue during the package. One security guard held a sign that said “I’m not your secretary.”
There was also a part of the clue package that featured a television reporter saying that the Penguin’s career was over (on-screen read the words “Career on Ice”). The Penguin said that she’s tired of being told she’s “not pretty enough, not smart enough, not funny enough.”
The Penguin sang “The Middle” by Zedd, and while it didn’t sound like she’s a professional singer, she gave a great performance. Penguin sang “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony for her “smackdown” song, and showed confidence on stage as she danced and got in her competitor’s face. The judges commented on how funny she is, suggesting she might be a comedian.
The Penguin said what makes her The Penguin is that “Everything is not as black and white as it seems.”
Penguin on ‘The Masked Singer’ Guesses
Initially, several viewers guessed that the Penguin might be Vanilla Ice, due to the references to ice made in the Penguin’s first clue video. Danny DeVito was another guess since he played the Penguin in Batman.
Nicole Scherzinger guessed Megan Mulally, and Ken Jeong said he agreed with that guess.
Jenny McCarthy guessed Kathy Griffin at first, and then changed her guess to Sherri Shepherd. After the Penguin’s smackdown performance, McCarthy doubled down that she thinks Sherri Shepherd is behind the mask.
Robin Thicke guessed that the Penguin could possibly be Raven-Symone.
On Twitter, viewers at home honed in on the clue from the package that her “career is on ice,” and guessed that it might be former Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding.
Another fan guessed, based on the Penguin’s physical stature, stage presence, and voice, that the celebrity behind the Penguin mask could be Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
Tune in to The Masked Singer season 2, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.