Do you think you know who The Banana is? Read on for the top clues given and guesses made about their celebrity identity so far.
Banana on ‘The Masked Singer’ Clues
The Banana was the first character announced for season 3. The reveal played off of Art Basel’s “duct-taped Banana” from Art Basel that took the internet by storm. In a tweet, The Masked Singer teased “Season 3 of #TheMaskedSinger is going to be an appealing work of art. #BananaMask #ArtBaselBanana.”
In a season 3 teaser video, Nick Cannon was shown delivering the Banana costume to a private dressing room with a star on its door. Fans wondered if this could mean the banana is an actor or touring recording artist, two types of celebrities that regularly use that kind of private space during breaks from work.
Before episode 4 aired, The Masked Singer tweeted a photo of the Banana’s yellow gloves and sneakers with the note “Banana Fans Rule.”
The Banana took the stage for the first time banging his chest while “Party Rock Anthem” played in the bathroom. The judges noted that he’s tall.
A cowboy hat, blowfish, school bus, and blue collar were major visual clues in the Banana’s first clue package. He referenced a rodeo, suggesting he’s a star with ties to the south.
Drinking, partying, and having a hangover were recurring themes throughout the video package.
He said the Banana is the perfect character for him because he’s “tough on the outside but a total smoothie on the inside,” later adding that he’s excited to “peel back my layers.”
As the Banana sang “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley, showing off his strong, textured singing voice, images of dice and a slot machine played on screens in the background. Could he have ties to Las Vegas?
When Nick Cannon asked the celebrity beneath the mask if he always wanted to be the Banana, he said “Technically, no.” Then, he explained “My kid, I’m getting ready to work out, and my kid hands me a banana.” He took that as a sign that he should be the Banana mask. This comment is another clue, that the celebrity behind the Banana is a father.
‘The Masked Singer’ Banana Guesses
It’s safe to say that, before the Banana’s first clue package and performance, early fan guesses on Twitter were all over the place. PewDiePie, Johnny Bananas, and even Rachel Zoe were named as potential celebrity identities for the Banana masked singer.
Jenny McCarthy guessed Bill Engvall, who is on the “Blue Collar Comedy” tour. Nicole Scherzinger guessed Ed Helms because of the hangover references, and Robin Thicke picked up on the blowfish clue and the Banana’s comment that he’s a “hoot” and guessed Darius Rucker.
At the end of the episode, the Elephant was eliminated, revealing [SPOILER ALERT] Tony Hawk as the celebrity behind the mask. This means that the Banana’s identity will remain a mystery for at least another week, and he will return in episode 5 with more clues and another performance.
Tune in for new episodes of The Masked Singer season 3, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.