Here’s what we know about the Disco Ball so far, and who we think might be performing under the disguise of the Disco Ball mask:
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW.
Disco Ball on ‘The Masked Dancer’ Clues
According to FOX, the unidentified celebrities dancing behind the mask have a number of impressive accolades on their resumés. FOX teases, “Between all of the celebrity dancers, they’ve amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy® Award wins, 20 Grammy® Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances.” Which accomplishment is Disco Ball responsible for?
When the Disco Ball took the stage for the first time, sporting peace sign sunglasses and a mustache, Jeong said his walk made him look like a “veteran.”
The Disco Ball’s first video clue package had a number of visual hints, including sharks, a fountain, a dog bone with a J on it, a gavel, and an eagle. The word “miracle” also stood out.
He revealed that he “lost both [his] parents at a young age,” and had a difficult start to his life. He said “I’m no stranger to the spotlight,” which made the judges think he’s a celebrity who’s been around for a while. At the end of his clue package, he added, “I’ll keep disco balling all night long.”
While it didn’t look like Disco Ball is a professional dancer, the judges noted his swag and said he looks like he might be an old-school entertainer.
The Disco Ball’s “Word Up” clue, for which his voice modulator was turned off so the panelists could hear his real voice, was “Grammy.”
Though the Disco Ball was eliminated at the end of the premiere, the panelists were each allowed to ask the Disco Ball a final question before he took off his mask, and his answers revealed some news clues:
– he’s appeared on both the big screen and the small
– you’ve possibly heard him on the radio
– he’s won an award other than a Grammy
– he was as famous in the 90s.
‘The Masked Dancer’ Disco Ball Guesses
The four celebrity panelists in charge of casting their guesses for who’s behind the Disco Ball mask each week are Ken Jeong, Ashley Tisdale, Paula Abdul, and Brian Austin Green.
After the Disco Ball danced to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, which Abdul called “fun,” it was time for the panelists to make their first guesses.
Ashley Tisdale guessed MC Hammer because there was a gavel in the clues and he won a Grammy.
Green guessed LL Cool J, whose nickname is “J bone.”
Jeong guessed Smokey Robinson, pointing out the “miracle” reference from the clue package.
MAJOR SPOILER & DISCO BALL IDENTITY REVEAL: At the end of the premiere, the Disco Ball was voted out of the competition. When he took off his mask, he revealed himself as Ice-T!
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.