The Masked Singer Season 3, episode three aired on Wednesday, February 12. Miss Monster sashayed onto the stage for her third performance, shedding some more light on what her true identity might be.
For spoilers, please scroll down to the bottom. Here’s what we have learned about Miss Monster and the best guesses about their identity so far:
‘The Masked Singer’ Miss Monster Clues
Miss Monster sang Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.”
The judges were blown away by her performance. “You have such an iconic voice. It’s a legendary voice. It’s just always an honor to watch you. Thank you so much for being on this show,” celebrity judge Nicole Scherzinger said. She and Robin Thicke first guessed Miss Monster was Gloria Gaynor.
“I just thought there was such an ease with her. This is old school. This is confident,” guest panelist Leah Remini said, proposing Miss Monster was Mary Wilson from the Supremes.
Jenny McCarthy guessed she was Queen Latifah, though Cannon wasn’t sure that was a good hypothesis. McCarthy drew her conclusion from the white socks and eddy bear shown in the clue package, saying that it made her think of Chicago. However, Queen Latifah is from New Jersey.
After Miss Monster walked off the stage, the judges started to wonder if maybe Miss Monster was playing with them and was actually Chaka Khan. “I’m having so much fun messing with this panel,” the masked singer said.
“I’m happy that people loved my first performance even without knowing who I was. It felt so good. And now I can just focus on being an artist,” Miss Monster said in one of her clue packages. “People say Miss Monster, Miss Monster, you can’t do it all. But why not try? You got to stand up for yourself in this dance. Tonight I want you to see that I’m like Mr. Monster: Capable of anything and full of love.”
In the second episode of the season, she added that she was voted “Most likely to be in the presence of royalty,” which could be a hint that her partner, too, is either a legend or royal.
In her first package, Miss Monster revealed that she’s a fan of Season 1’s winner, T-Pain. That’s where she got the idea to dress up in a monster costume. “When you become famous, people want you to act or look a certain way,” Miss Monster said in her first clue video. “So I’m here to set the record straight just like my favorite creature in Season 1 did. The monster. He made me feel. He rewrote his story. It was fire and now this performer in pink wants to follow in his furry footsteps. But darlings, I’m nervous. Will you still love me without knowing my name?”
Miss Monster on ‘The Masked Singer’ Top Guesses
In the second episode, panelist Ken Jeong made a very unpopular guess when he proposed that French Canadian singer Celine Dion could be behind the monster mask. There might have even been a few boos from the audience. McCarthy suggested that Mary Wilson from the Supremes could be the performer dazzling guests with her regal voice. Guest panelist Jason Biggs played off the “royalty” part of Miss Monster’s clue package and suggested Priscilla Presley was under the Miss Monster mask.
Online viewers have different opinions of who might be responsible for Miss Monster’s voice. Chaka Khan is one of the most popular guesses.
Miss Monster’s ardor for T-Pain could be paying homage to 2009 when Khan gave him the BET best collaboration award.
In her first package, Miss Monster asked, “Will you still love me without knowing my name?” Gold Derby noted it could be a nod to Khan’s 1995 hit, “Will You Love,” one of her most notable songs.
Other popular theories for Miss Monster were Tina Turner or Missy Elliot, though Chaka Khan is by far the most popular fan theory.
Miss Monster Was Unmasked As…
…legendary singer Chaka Khan. Fans were right about this one. Before the panel of celebrity judges started to catch on that it was the Grammy award-winning artist behind the mask, most viewers of the show were already convinced that it was the “I’m Every Woman” singer performing on the stage.
Tune in to new episodes of The Masked Singer Season 3, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.