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 Miss Monster perform for the first time.
Here’s what we learned about Miss Monster during the premiere, and the best guesses for Miss Monster’s identity so far:
‘The Masked Singer’ Miss Monster Clues
Ahead of the season 3 premiere, we learned that Miss Monster is a shout-out to the Monster from season 1, who won the show’s first season. The Monster was revealed to be T-Pain – could he have ties to the celebrity beneath the Miss Monster Costume? Miss Monster said during the premiere that seeing T-Pain rewrite his story by winning The Masked Singer is what inspired her to compete in season 3.
Her entrance song was “Lip Gloss;” as she took the stage, it teased that her strength is eye contact, but her weakness is peripheral vision. This seemed more like a joke about Miss Monster’s look than an actual clue about her celebrity identity.
The clue package began with Miss Monster revealing that “When you become famous, people want you to look or feel a certain way.” She said she’s been misunderstood.
The number 10 on Miss Monster’s locker was a major visual clue about Miss Monster’s identity, but the judges didn’t have any guesses about its significance.
At the end of the clue package, she asked “Will you still love me without knowing my name?”
Her performance of “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About” was very strong vocally, and it seemed like she’s a seasoned singer.
The judges noted that Miss Monster has a southern twang in her voice, even though she was trying to disguise it.
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 career accomplishments and notable characteristics belong to Miss Monster?
Miss Monster on ‘The Masked Singer’ Top Guesses
Miss Monster performed her premiere number in front of a kissing booth set piece. If the booth is meant to be a clue, perhaps the celebrity behind the mask is Joey King, who starred in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth?
Ken Jeong guessed Dolly Parton, based on her southern twang. Jenny McCarthy guessed Mary J Blige and Jamie Foxx and Nicole Scherzinger both guessed Dionne Warwick.
On Twitter, The Masked Singer asked “Which songstress do you think #MissMonsterMask is?” Many fans guessed that Miss Monster is not any of the celebrities that the judges guessed, but is actually Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan, by far was the most popular guess for Miss Monster’s identity across Twitter. Another guess was that Miss Monster is Wanda Sykes.