Producers have certainly taken The Masked Singer to a whole new level here in Season 3. With bigger celebrities, new guest judges, and even bigger celebrities than they’ve ever had before, this season is sure to blow the past two out of the water.
Tonight, Feb. 19, the elephant will make his or her first appearance on the show to battle it out with a new round of celebrities. But, what is there to really know about the elephant this early on?
The February 19th episode of the show marks the first night we’ll see the elephant.
With the show being different this time around, which many of you already know, there will be groups of six participants. Three of each six will move on to the next to make up the “final 9.” As of now, Turtle, White Tiger, and Kangaroo have made it to the “final 9” so far.
Turtle, White Tiger, and Kangaroo are all from Group A. On tonight’s episode (Feb. 19), we’ll see what Group B has to offer, and we’ll see Group C next.
So far, there isn’t much information about Elephant, which is kind of the point with the masks and all. The official The Masked Singer Instagram isn’t being very helpful either. We don’t even know if Elephant is male or female.
The only photo the Instagram account has posted so far is a picture of an elephant and the masked elephant standing next to each other. The photo was captioned: “Can you spot the Masked Singer?” We’re pretty confident the masked singer isn’t the real elephant from the photo.
Fans have been guessing, and the top of the “guess list” so far puts Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas as the mask elephant.
The main source of evidence to support this conclusion was the Black Eyed Peas debut album Elephunk. The costume does look a little like the elephant costume worn in a Black Eyed Peas music video, and, as Digital Spy points out, one of the promos has the line: “Play that trunk-y music.”
Coming in second is the fan theory that Tori Kelly is Elephant since she voiced on in the movie Sing.
We’ve already had three celebrities unmasked. Chaka Khan was unmasked to the audience in the Valentine’s Day-themed episode, showing us the true face of Miss Monster. Drew Carey was unmasked, putting a comedic and vocally-talented face to Llama. The Robot was unmasked to reveal Lil Wayne.
When Lil Wayne was asked why he picked the robot costume, he said:
“My kids, man, my kids. My kids watch the show with me and [I] know they’re going to like the robot costume.”
With three celebrities unmasked, we can eliminate them from our guesses, but that doesn’t help us much. It looks like we’ll have to just keep watching to find out who’s really behind that elephant head.