The Taco performed for the second time this season on The Masked Singer season 3 episode 5, which aired on Wednesday, February 26. Before his performance, the Taco’s clue package offered new hints about the person singing behind the mask.
Who is the Mouse? Read on for the top clues given and guesses made about their celebrity identity as of episode 5 of The Masked Singer.
Mouse on ‘The Masked Singer’ Top Clues
In the Mouse’s first clue package, a number of hints stood out, including a megaphone, a football play called “Bang Bang Formation,” the jersey numbers 19 and 79 (likely representative of the year 1979), and gold pompoms (the Mouse said “I never accept anything less than gold”).
The Mouse also teased “I’ve always been a leader in my field. I wrote the playbook. I love calling the shots and showing people who’s the boss.”
The Mouse said the hardest part about being in costume is not being able to talk as much as her “chatterbox” self likes to.
The Mouse’s episode 5 clue package was full of key phrases. She revealed “The stage is like my second home,” and “When I leave my good job in the city, there’s no place like my home sweet home.”
She said that her favorite hobbies when she’s not busy working are starting a good romance novel, needlepoint (her secret talent), and wine and cheese “There’s ain’t no stopping me now.” Prayer hands and the color gold were the main visual clues that the judges picked up on.
After singing “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole, the Mouse revealed that in school her favorite subject was math. She said her dad told her to look and the numbers and know it represents how much money she has.
‘The Masked Singer’ Mouse Top Guesses
After her episode 4 performance, the judges guessed the Mouse could be Dionne Warwick, Darlene Love, or Maya Rudolph.
On Twitter, the majority of fans placing their guesses agreed with judge Robin Thicke that the Mouse is most likely recording artist and music legend Dionne Warwick.
During episode 5, Jenny McCarthy guessed that the Mouse is Tracy Ellis Ross. Ken Jeong guessed Tina Turner, while Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke guessed Dionne Warwick. They seemed in agreement that the celebrity behind the mask is a “living legend” (although McCarthy said, with her guess, she thinks the celebrity is “legend adjacent”).
UPDATE & SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the episode, the Mouse was unmasked, revealing Dionne Warwick. For their final guesses, every judge except for Ken Jeong guessed correctly. Before her exit, Warwick explained that she a Raider fan and that she was made an honorary coach for the Raiders as a birthday present, which is why football was such as big part of her episode 4 clue package; the football jersey numbers “19” and “75” were for her namesake album, Dionne, which was released in 1975. Of the experience, Warwick said “I had the best time. It was a ball.”
Tune in for new episodes of The Masked Singer season 3, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.