On Season 3 of The Masked Singer, Group B has been battling it out to make it to the final rounds. So far, two contestants have gone home from Group B.
Here’s what we have learned about The Banana and the best guesses about their identity so far:
‘The Masked Singer’ The Banana Clues & Guesses
In his most recent performance, The Banana addressed his mistake from last week, where he forgot some of the lyrics. “I’m loving performing as the Banana. Last week, I had a little setback,” The Banana said. “My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I’m a real driven banana.”
In his third performance, he sang “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers.
The judges said The Banana’s performance was his best yet.
“Every week Banana you have delivered,” Jenny McCarthy said. “You’re able to get their audience on their feet every single week.”
Ken Jeong agreed, adding: “This was the best performance you’ve done so far. Whoever you are, you’re not only a great performer but you’re also a great person.”
For an extra clue, The Banana gave McCarthy a friendship bracelet that said “Nineties Love.”
In last week’s episode, the Banana returned to the stage for the second time to sing “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus and continued with the cowboy theme.
The judges loved the performance, noting that cowboy boots were shown in the clue package again. A green snake was also shown, in addition to a series of TV shows, including a play on Sons of Anarchy.
The Banana revealed that his best subject in school was art. “Tonight even though I forgot half of the lyrics I was having the time of my life,” The Banana said.
The first clue about The Banana was the promo photo, which showed him duct-taped to the wall. It’s a riff on the artist Maurizio Cattelan, who sold a banana taped to a wall for $120,000. Early assumptions were the banana was a comedian since the artist’s piece was named Comedian.
The Banana performed “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley and the singer’s voice wasn’t immediately recognized. While the vocals weren’t a dead giveaway, some people thought they might be able to guess The Banana based on his moves.
The clue packages, which sometimes throw viewers off, offered a range of clues. The first showed two female characters, a pufferfish, a cowboy hat, partying, a bus and a blue dog collar.
The Banana on ‘The Masked Singer’ Top Guesses
On Wednesday’s episode, the guesses were racecar driver Michael Andretti, singer Brad Paisley and, once again, Larry the Cable Guy. Guest judge T-Pain added it could be Johnny Knoxville, which made the regular panelists laugh since they have guessed Knoxville multiple times.
McCarthy guessed Andretti because she’s been friends with him since the ’90s, which makes sense with the clues that were given. “We became friends at the playboy mansion,” she said, adding: “I did not kiss him, everybody.”
Scherzinger guessed Paisley because of a clue that might be a reference to his album Wheelhouse.
As for Keong, he decided to stick with his original guess, maintaining that Larry could have gone on the Keto diet, and therefore would then be the same size as the person in the banana suit.
During last week’s episode, the first guess came from Jeong, who said it might be Larry the Cable Guy behind the mask. Scherzinger stuck with her guess from last week and said that Hangover actor Ed Helms could be in the banana suit. Guest judge Gabriel Ingelsis proposed it could be Billy Bob Thorton.
Early top guesses for The Banana were Poison rocker Brett Michaels, comedian Bill Engvall or Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker.
Tune in to new episodes of The Masked Singer Season 3, Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.