The Masked Dancer premiered on FOX on Sunday, December 27, and the Exotic Bird was one of the Group A contestants who gave their debut performance during episode 1.
Here’s what we know about the Exotic Bird so far, and who we think might be performing behind the disguise of the Exotic Bird mask:
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW.
Exotic Bird 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 Exotic Bird responsible for?
Exotic Bird strutted onto the stage for her big entrance, and Paula Abdul remarked “her hips don’t lie.” The panelists noted her tall height and said her legs looked athletic.
Some visual clues that stood out during the Exotic Bird’s first clue package were a race track, the number 17, a “bang” and glitter coming out of a gun, perfume, venus fly traps, “Best By 07” on a carton of eggs, and baking supplies.
The presence of a narrator’s voice telling her story (who she had to interrupt so her voice could be heard), also stood out.
Bird cages and fireworks were part of the Exotic Bird’s set design for her first performance.
The Exotic Bird said she is competitive, saying, “I started when I was a teenager.” Speaking to some of her struggles, she said, “I felt attacked a lot. For losing, for my relationships, even just for being a big bird.”
For her “Word Up” clue, for which her voice modulator was turned off so the panelists could hear her voice, she said, “scored.” Does that mean the celebrity behind the mask is a professional athlete?
‘The Masked Dancer’ Exotic Bird Guesses
The four celebrity panelists in charge of casting their guesses for who’s behind the Exotic Bird mask each week are Ken Jeong, Ashley Tisdale, Paula Abdul, and Brian Austin Green.
After the Exotic Bird danced to “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee ft. Katy Perry, Abdul said she thinks the celebrity is either a trained dancer or a natural performer who picks dance up quickly.
Green guessed Hope Solo or Marion Jones, thinking the Exotic Dancer is an Olympic Athlete.
Abdul guessed Fergie, Lady Gaga, or Jennifer Hudson. She settled on Hudson as her guess because Hudson is tall like the Exotic Bird.
Jeong guessed tennis star Venus Williams, who won Wimbledon in 2007. There were also venus fly traps in the clue package. After her debut performance and the first round of clues, we agree with Jeong and our top guess for Exotic Bird is Venus Williams.
At the end of the night, the Disco Ball was eliminated, keeping the Exotic Bird safe from elimination for now! Tune in next time for new clues and guesses for the Exotic Bird.
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.
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