At the end of the night, after all the contestants perform and offer new clues about their celebrity identity, two characters will be unmasked. Here’s what we know about the Serpent so far, and who might be singing behind the mask:
BEWARE OF EPISODE 8 SPOILERS BELOW.
Serpent on ‘The Masked Singer’ Clues
The Serpent’s “sneak peek” clue, released ahead of the season 4 premiere, teased, “If you want to know how I instantly appeared, here’s the prescription number to my identity: 31118.”
The Serpent’s first two animated clue packages contained a number of significant-seeming clues, including a map of the Caribbean, books, a banana, musicology, medicine, a “Serpent Sr.” dad sporting a red mustache, an on-fire paper airplane, a croissant breakfast sandwich, $2, a doorbell, and a pink Cadillac.
The Serpent revealed that when he was younger, “I was slithering furiously down a path towards destruction, but my pops saved me by buying me a one-way ticket away from the wrong crowd and on to a path towards success.” He said he had money struggles in the past and worked in manual labor before getting to where he is today.
The Serpent’s “Childhood Clue” was a remote control baby bottle, and he teased, “This baby bottle should get your wheels turning.”
At the start of his episode 8 clue package, Serpent said that competing on the Masked Singer stage is “so far from where I was just a few years ago.”
Serpent’s unidentified friend was his college roommate, who delivered the rest of the package’s clues from a dorm room setting. He said that Serpent wasn’t looking for fame: “Fame found him.” Offering Serpent advice for his Group B finals performance, he said, “You don’t sing as well when you’re stressed.”
There were a number of visual clues in the latest package: mayo, peanut butter, a box of pizza, a light switch, a #1 foam finger, sunflowers, an ambulance, a wooden baseball bat.
The Masked Singer alum connected to Serpent is the Eagle (aka Dr. Drew Pinsky). The Eagle’s clue was: “Serpent has sung with one of you before.” The judges pointed out that this could be yet another doctor hint, after numerous medical references in his clues.
‘The Masked Singer’ Serpent Guesses
Ahead of episode 8, the panelists guessed the Serpent might be John Legend, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Taye Diggs, Jessie Williams, or Brian McKnight.
After Serpent sang “Cool” by the Jonas Brothers, Ken Jeong guessed Jamie Foxx, who he has performed with before for Stand Up for Cancer. Guest judge Cheryl Hines guessed Donald Faison, who she acted in Scrubs with; Robin Thicke agreed with her guess.
Nicole Scherzinger guessed Dr. Elvis who she performed with on After the Mask. Dr. Elvis went viral for his performance of “Imagine” at the start of the pandemic and works at the Mayo Clinic.
UPDATE & MAJOR SPOILER: At the end of the night, the Serpent was one of two contestants eliminated. When he took off his mask, he revealed himself as first responder Dr. Elvis Francios.
New episodes of The Masked Singer season 4 air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.