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 Whatchamacallit so far, and who might be singing behind the mask:
BEWARE OF EPISODE 8 SPOILERS BELOW.
Whatchamacallit on ‘The Masked Singer’ Clues
The Whatchamacallit’s “sneak peek” clue, released ahead of the season premiere, teased, “Some might say my career had a magical start.”
In the Whatchamacallit’s past clue packages, a number of visual clues stood out, including fruit jello, a sun, chocolate bars, rainbow-colored bees, keys, a black panther, a cuckoo clock, a record player, a shrimp, khaki pants, a hammock, a bouquet of colorful balloons, golden stairs, a mirror, and dimes.
He teased “I can dance with stars, surf candy bars, buzz with the bees, and swing from the keys.” He also has a connection to the Bear contestant, who was unmasked as Sarah Palin.
He revealed that he recently learned that his mom was sick, and is continuing to compete in her honor because it’s what she wanted him to do.
For his childhood clue, the Whatchamacallit presented a children’s book entitled “Hairy Tales of the Whatcha Fam.” Addressing panelist Ken Jeong directly, Whatchamacallit said, “You should know exactly who I am.”
At the start of Whatchamacallit’s episode 8 clue package, he said, “Since my competitors have a handle on singing, I’m hoping my swag will carry me through.” It seems that Whatchamacallit is not a recording artist.
The Whatchamacallit’s high school teacher and mentor took over the clue package, giving more clues from within a Prom Night party scene. He said that Whatchamacallit was always taking him by surprise and that he thought he’d be nervous taking a senior girl to prom when he was in 10th grade, but, “When he hit the dance floor, he busted out some serious moves.”
Some visual clues that popped out were a whistle, a pot of coffee, marshmallows, and a crown.
The Masked Singer alum with a tie to Whatchamacallit was the Ice Cream (aka Ninja). His clue was a banner that read, “Whatcha’s already won a championship.” Is he a professional athlete, or a professional gamer?
‘The Masked Singer’ Whatchamacallit Guesses
The panelists have guessed that the Whatchamacallit might be Swizz Beatz, Damian Lillard, Tyler the Creator, Cam Newton, Terrell Owens, Kyrie Irving, or Armie Hammer.
The judges said Whatchamacallit’s Group B finals performance of “Lean Back” by Terror Squad was his best performance yet.
As for his possible identity? Ken Jeong guessed Lonzo Ball. On the same basketball track of mind, Nicole Scherzinger Carmelo Anthony. Guest judged Cheryl Hines guessed actor J. B. Smoove, who she noted is tall like the Whatchamacallit; Nick Cannon added that Smoove can rap.
UPDATE & MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD: At the end of the episode, Whatchamacallit was one of two contestants eliminated and unmasked. When he took off his mask, he revealed himself as NBA star and rapper Lonzo Ball.
New episodes of The Masked Singer season 4 air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.