Everyone’s favorite food got a bit more animated on last week’s episode of ‘The Masked Singer’ when we were introduced to the Taco as the second group of singers who are competing to win this season captivated our TV screens. His colorful costume and warm presence lit up the stage when he sang Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon.” The Taco’s spicy performance has garnered nearly 50,000 views on Youtube and most of the comments make suggestions on who this masked super-food can be.
The most popular guess in both the Youtube comments and social media posts suggests that the taco is none other than ‘Dancing with the Stars’ host Tom Bergeron. Who knew Tom could sing? The second most popular guess that was also suggested by the judging panel and fans on social media alike seemed to be comedian Martin Short. Ken Jeong guessed that the skeleton last season was Short, but he was proved wrong when the skeleton was revealed to be Paul Shaffer.
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What are some of the clues that point to Bergeron being the Taco? There were VCR tapes that were visible in the clue package for the Taco which could symbolize Bergeron’s 14 years that he served as the host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ There was also a Rubix cube in the clue package which may symbolize his time hosting the game show ‘Granite State Challenge.’ The Taco costume certainly has a lot of personality on the outside to match Bergeron’s talkative and funny personality on the inside.
The Taco went on to say to the audience that his costume is much like how he dresses normally. Though never a contestant on the show, some of the outfits on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ are very loud, busy, and colorful and his taco costume can be an ode to that. He has been in the entertainment industry for a very long time and is use to the glitz and the glam. He definitely did not want to make the clues super obvious and give away his identity in the first round.
The Taco also mentioned that this is the first time in his life where people have not noticed him or recognized him because of his career. Bergeron is a well-known host and millions of people have watched his shows over the years so wearing the mask really could be such a different experience for him. Regardless if it’s Bergeron or not, the taco will definitely put on an entertaining second performance that will cause even more speculation about his true identity.