The Masked Singer season 3 is down to its final 5 contestants, and the Turtle is one of the remaining competitors performing in the quarter finals.
Here’s what we’ve learned about the Turtle so far, as well as who the judges and viewers at home think the celebrity behind the mask might be:
Turtle on ‘The Masked Singer’ Top Clues
Major visual clues that stood out as tied to the Turtle’s identity have included 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, a bag tag that says “Never Keep Open This Bag,” the number 914, a queen piece on a life-sized chess board, and chips with apple salsa.
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.” This suggests he became a star at a young age.
The Turtle called competing on the show “an opportunity to break out of my shell,” adding that “People have always expected me to act a certain way.”
The Turtle said he was voted “Most Likely to Hunt for Booty” in the Masked Academy, and getting in trouble at school has been referenced in past clue packages.
During the Turtle’s episode 13 clue package, he said “I always put myself in last place.” “Full-package entertainer” and “check-mate” were key phrases in episode 13, emphasizing the Turtles on-stage skills as a performer.
In the Turtle’s quarterfinals clue package, he said being the Turtle makes him feel “like a superhero,” giving him time to work on himself “and become stronger.” He also said that “We’ve all had demons to battle.”
A green mop, wedding topper, and poker chips were stand-out visual clues in the package, as well a Turtle-themed riff on Batman’s bat signal, yet another comic book reference.
The Turtle told the panelists he was apprehensive about performing on the show for fear of exposing his weaknesses as a performer. For his bonus clue, the item pulled out of the package “borrowed” from his front steps was a “dead body” dressed in a blue plaid shirt. The Turtle teased to the panelists that “This clue should send you in the right direction.”
‘The Masked Singer’ Turtle Top Guesses
After the Turtles episode 13 performances, the celebrity panel of judges guessed that he might be Gavin DeGraw, Adam Lambert, or Zayn Malik.
Among fans, Joey McIntyre has been a leading guess, especially with the clues hinting that the celebrity has a tie to New Kids on the Block.
The Turtle sang “Fix You” by Coldplay for his quarterfinals performance, and Ken Jeong said he thinks the Turtle is going to win the season. Guest panelist Jeff Dye guessed Norman Reedus, Ken Jeong guessed Howie D, Nicole Scherzinger guessed Jesse McCartney.
The Masked Singer season 3 airs new episodes on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.