The Masked Singer returned with season 3 on Sunday, February 2, right after the Super Bowl. Contestants in Group A performed during the hour-long episode, and fans got to see the Kangaroo perform for the first time.
Here’s what we learned about the Kangaroo during the premiere, and the best guesses for the Kangaroo’s identity so far:
‘The Masked Singer’ Kangaroo Clues
The Masked Singer announced that they would be donating to WIRES to help rescue wildlife impacted by the fires in Australia, since the Kangaroo is one of the continent’s best known and most beloved animals. While that is not technically a clue, could it mean that the celebrity beneath the mask has Australian roots?
The Masked Singer Twitter account referred to the Kangaroo as a “survivor.” Kangaroo confirmed several times in her video package that she is a survivor.
When the Kangaroo took the stage, the judges noticed that she is tall.
A sign pointing in the direction to the “Outback” was a visual clue in the Kangaroo’s first video package of the season. Other visual clues included a Gramaphone, jump rope, boxing gloves, and a punching bag.
She revealed in her clue package that she recently lost a person who kept her family together.
While she proved she has a great voice during her performance “Dancing on My Own” by Robyn, she said in her video package that she’s never done anything like this before, suggesting she’s not a professional singer.
After her performance, the Kangaroo told the judges “One of my greatest fears is being vulnerable, but this year I’ve had no other choice than to be vulnerable.” She also said that the Kangaroo costume is helping her find her superpowers.
FOX teases that, this season there are “Eighteen celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes will perform as America tries to guess who they are! The Season Three contestants have amassed a combined 69 Grammy Nominations, 88 Gold Records, 11 Super Bowl appearances, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more than 160 tattoos and one title in the Guinness Book of World Records.” Which accomplishments belong to the Kangaroo?
The Kangaroo on ‘The Masked Singer’ Top Guesses
On Twitter, fans were making guesses about the Kangaroo’s identity before the character’s first performance even aired. One user suggested that the Kangaroo’s singing voice sounded like Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland.
Jenny McCarthy guessed that maybe the Kangaroo is Jordyn Sparks, while Nicole Scherzinger guessed Kelly Rowland (in part because Rowland’s Destiny’s Child groupmate Michelle Williams competed as the Butterfly in season 2).
Robin Thicke guessed Iggy Azalea, who is from Australia. He noted that though she rose to fame as a rapper, she was a singer first.
At the end of the episode, the Robot was voted off by the studio audience, saving the Kangaroo from elimination. She performs again next week, which means fans will be given more clues and hints to help guess her identity in episode 2.