It’s the “Battle of the Sixes” on The Masked Singer season 3, airing Wednesday, April 29. One of the final 6 competitors performing during the episode is the Turtle.
On this season of The Masked Singer, the viewers at home have been given a number of clues hinting at the celebrity identity of the person behind the Turtle mask. As we head into the new episode, here’s what we know:
Turtle on ‘The Masked Singer’ Clues
Some major visual clues about the Turtle’s identity so far have been a surfboard, cooking burgers at a grill, a fire alarm, a baseball bat, bubbles, a blow-up guitar, cologne, a gavel, an arrow, a journal with a queen’s crown on it, a baseball glove, and a bag tag “Never Keep Open This Bag.” Rebelling in school also seems to be a part of what the Turtle is known for as a celebrity.
The Turtle says he is known for not just one thing. He has also revealed that at the start of his career he was “surrounded by other hungry newcomers,” but he “watched as many stars burnt too brightly too quickly.”
The Turtle called competing on the show “Such an opportunity to break out of my shell,” adding that “People have always expected me to act a certain way.” He’s hinted at being dissuaded from singing romantic music in the past, saying “If I wanna sing a love song, I’m gonna sing a love song.”
The Turtle said he was voted “Most Likely to Hunt for Booty” for in the Masked Academy, adding “and I have… often.”
During the Turtle’s episode 13 clue package, he said “I always put myself in last place.”
The number 914 and a queen piece on a life-sized chess board were stand-out visual clues in the video package.
“Full-package entertainer” and “check-mate” were also key phrases.
The judges noted that the Turtle’s skillful dance moves proved he’s a performer, and they wondered if he might be a boy-bander.
In honor of guest panelist Gordon Ramsay, the Turtle’s “Masked Munchy” clue dish was a confusing platter of chips and salsa. He teased “I’m giving you this colorful medley of chips with an apple salsa for all your clue cravings.” Robin Thicke wondered if the seemingly out-of-place apple salsa was a hint that the celebrity is from The Big Apple (aka New York City).
‘The Masked Singer’ Turtle Guesses
In the past, the judges have guessed that the Turtle might be Adam Lambert, Joey McIntyre, or One Directions Niall Horan.
One of the leading guesses among the fans at home is that the Turtle might actually be Jesse McCartney. County music star Hunter Hayes, however, is emerging as another popular guess.
After the Turtle performed “Stay” by Alessia Cara, Robin Thicke guessed Gavin DeGraw, Gordon Ramsay guessed Adam Lambert, and Ken Jeong guessed Zayn Malik from One Direction.
New episodes of The Masked Singer season 3 air on Wednesdays at 8/7c on FOX.