On February 19, the mouse took to the stage for the first time on The Masked Singer.
Even though she has only performed once, fans are positive they’ve uncovered the identity of the mouse.
Read on to find out what we know.
1. Many Fans Were Initially Convinced Its Paris Hilton
The theory that the masked mouse is Paris Hilton surfaced after a promo video for Season 3 was released. In the video, the mouse is wearing Ugg boots, shows off a lot of pink, and even carries a chihuahua.
Talent Recap recently published an article in which they write that they’re convinced Hilton is one of the contestants this season.
Referring to her Ugg boots, they write, “Anyone who’s grown up in the early 2000’s remembers the UGG boots that would go with any outfit possible combo. Paris Hilton was one of the first fashionistas to start the UGG trend as she was ofter seen wearing them.”
The outlet has also referred to a Tweet from October 2018 of Hilton posing with a mouse filter. She captioned the pic, “I’m a mouse, duh!”
But since Wednesday’s show, viewers’ minds have changed– most think it’s Dionne Warwick, whose voice is quite distinct.
2. The Mouse Lives in Beverly Hills at Mansion #3340
The mouse has come with her fair share of clues, even though she has only performed once on the show.
As Woman’s Day points out, we know the following facts about the mouse: she lives at Beverly Hills mansion number 3340, she owns a chihuahua that wears a tutu, and she has a sparkly gold gate buzzer.
Fans of the Paris Hilton theory point out that Hilton’s address is 3340 Clarendon Avenue in Beverly Hills.
Those who aren’t convinced the mouse is Paris Hilton have argued that The Masked Singer wouldn’t make it that obvious. They’ve suggested that it could be Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer. 3340, Woman’s Day reports, is the postal code of Minogue’s homeland in Australia.
Another top clue for the mouse is that she does not want to be judged based on her size. “Just like a mouse I’m small and cute don’t let my size fool you!” She also says that one of her hardest experiences on the show has been not being able to talk. “You know I’m a chatterbox,” she says.
3. There Are Bigger Stars This Go Around
This year, there are bigger celebrities onboard The Masked Singer train.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter recently, showrunner Izzie Pick-Ibarra shared, “It’s opened up a lot of much bigger names to us than maybe we would have had if it was just a regular premiere. People understand that that’s a great platform for them… We have the most amazing reveal in our premiere — like really amazing. It’s really exciting.”
On top of that, new guest judges will make their appearance on the show, including Jamie Foxx, Jason Biggs, and Leah Remini.
Ibarra tells THR, “We want people who are funny and people who have a good knowledge of pop culture and can actually play the game… So those are the lenses that we go through, basically. We’ve got real mixture of people.”
4. Reddit Fans Think the Mouse Could Be a Man
If you cruise through the popular subreddits of The Masked Singer, many people think the mouse is a guy. Specifically, some fans think it’s makeup artist Jeffree Star.
Your Tango writes of the Star guess, “Not a totally outlandish guess; after all, before he was known for his makeup line, Star had a career in music and he’s a fan of all things bright, pink, and sparkly, so finding out that he was the one in those pink sweatpants and Uggs wouldn’t be the most shocking reveal ever, either.”
On Instagram, some have posited the person behind the mask could be Ashley Tisdale, who played Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, explaining the overload with the color pink.
The most popular theory after Wednesday’s performance is that the mouse is Dionne Warwick. Nicole Scherzinger, however, guessed it could be Darlene Love, after the song “Leader of the Pack.”
5. This Season Will Be Formatted Differently
This season will run differently than the last two. The show will now feature three mini-groups that will compete to be part of the Super Nine.
Fox reality chief Rob Wade tells THR, “We realized that people want the guessing game, and they also want to follow the story across the season. They don’t want to be bombarded with too many characters so they can’t follow who’s who… So we got 18 celebrities, but we’re doing it in three groups of six. You basically start on group A and you have six perform, one’s revealed. The next week five perform, one’s revealed. Next week four perform, one’s revealed. So you’re left with three in that group and then they move on to the Super Nine. Then the next week you start again with a new six, repeat that, so every three weeks you’ll have a new batch of people.”
Be sure to tune in to the show tonight at 8pm ET/PT on Fox to learn more about the mouse on The Masked Singer.