“The Masked Singer” Season 2: Skeleton’s Out of the Closet [WEEK #4 REVIEW]

The celebrity contestants on FOX‘s The Masked Singer are showcasing their impressive pipes and dropping more helpful hints as the second season continues to dazzle viewers – and killing it in the ratings.

Props to my fellow Masketeers: some of you guessed Skeleton’s identity from the start! That celebrity would have never been on my radar if it weren’t for your tweets and comments.

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THE MASKED SINGER © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Michael Becker/FOX.

Before jumping to the reveal (MAJOR SPOILERS), let’s discuss this week’s new clues and performances in “Once Upon a Mask.”

Flamingo

Leopard

Black Widow

Thingamajig

Butterfly

Skeleton

The Reveal!

Tiff’s Takes

To be completely honest, I am struggling with some of the contestants this season. The clues are a blend of confusing and super obvious.  Also, I feel a bit less pop-culturally aware of some probable masked singers. So I’m cheating a bit to see what you all are thinking and posting in the comments. I’ll start with my hunches and take it from there…

  • Raven-Symone is definitely Black Widow. We’ve watched her grow up on TV since she was an itty bitty girl on The Cosby Show. She had to abide by Disney’s rule-book while headlining her own sitcom. Since then, she’s been true self on The View. Plus, she’s been singing for years.
  • While we’re on the subject of bugs, Butterfly is totally Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child. London threw me at first, but then I discovered she’s performed on West End. That paired with obvious clues like “Say My Name” seal the deal in my book.
  • Speaking of seals… many viewers are convinced Seal is masquerading as Leopard. I agree that his singing voice and some of the clues fit, but the mannerisms don’t seem like Seal at all. Is he putting on airs to fool us?
  • The other contestant viewers are sure of is Flamingo. I know of Adrienne Bailon as Rob Kardashian‘s ex, but most people recognize her from The Cheetah Girls and daytime talk show The Real. In which case, her costume serves as a misdirect since it falls a spot or two short *wink*
  • I’m still clueless about Thingamajig and haven’t seen any theories that grab my attention… yet.
  • As for tonight’s big reveal – after someone suggested Paul Shaffer. A little Wikipedia searching filled in the gaps and aligned with Skeleton‘s clues, so I wasn’t shocked by his unmasking.
THE MASKED SINGER: L-R: Nick Cannon and Paul Shaffer in the “Once Upon a Mask” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Oct. 16 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

Can’t wait to see the next batch of contestants when FOX’s The Masked Singer airs on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Tweet along and guess with me @TalkTVwTiffany while watching the show live on PST.

About Tiffany Tchobanian

I'm a Bay Area-based freelance journalist with an insatiable passion for TV, film, and pop-culture. When I'm not watching TV, I'm talking about it...