The Mushroom character took The Masked Singer stage for a second time this season to perform on November 4. The episode also featured a number of new clues and guesses hinting toward the Mushroom’s celebrity identity.
Read on for what we know about the Mushroom so far, and who we think might be singing behind the mask:
‘The Masked Singer’ Mushroom Clues
Before the Mushroom’s debut performance last week, their video clue package offered some note-worthy hints about who they are. Those clues included: a hat, a man dressed like a mask, a microphone, a watering pale, a rake, a radish, and a cityscape. The video also made a few references to lyrics from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
With their voice concealed, the star behind the mask said they chose to compete as the Mushroom because “Earth is such a beautiful place and as the Mushroom, I want to remind everyone that we are all connected.”
Based on the Mushroom’s first performance, it seems likely that they are a professional singer and known for their excellent voice. FOX teased that this season, the “celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide.” How many records has the Mushroom sold?!
At the start of the Mushroom’s second clue package, they said that Mushrooms are misunderstood and leave a bad taste in some people’s mouths, adding, “I’m here to win the world over, one song at a time.” Some visual hints were “North Spore” High School, orange juice, black beetles, anda prom queen’s crown.
There were a number of clues related to Mean Girls, which the judges pointed out is a Broadway musical as well as a hit movie. The movie scenes at the Winter talent show and homecoming were referenced in the animated video, and the phrases “you can’t sit with us” and “now it’s time to fetch the golden mask” seemed to reference Mean Girls, too.
The Mushroom’s “magic lamp” clue was an edible red “brain” that Nick Cannon said tasted like strawberries.
Mushroom on ‘The Masked Singer’ Guesses
The Mushroom sang “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell for their debut. After the performance, the judges guessed that it might be Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Donald Glover, Usher, or Frank Ocean.
After the Mushroom sang “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher, Jenny McCarthy said he might be “unbeatable” as a competitor this season. When it was time to guess the Mushroom’s identity, Ken Jeong guessed Donald Glover, his co-star on Community. He said he thinks the orange juice in the clue package is actually Tang.
Nicole Scherzinger guessed Adam Lambert because of the references to the LGBTQ+ community.
Guest judge Wayne Brady guessed Jaden Smith, tying the red brain to Smith’s family’s show Red Table Talk.
While he didn’t offer a guess, Cannon seemed like he knows who’s behind the masked, and told the judges “I’m surprised you don’t.”
New episodes of The Masked Singer season 4 air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.