The Masked Singer Spoilers: Who Is The Skeleton?

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The Masked Singer Spoilers: Who Is The Skeleton?

The Masked Singer is back and we've got your spoilers! Specifically, in this article, we've got The Masked Singer Spoilers: Who is the Skeleton?

Tonight is one of the most anticipated nights of the fall tv season: The Masked Singer is back.

Last year. the hit series showed a group of unnamed celebrities dressed in costumes that were somewhere between Mardi Gras floats and Vegas showgirl costumes and had them all perform musical numbers on stage. A panel of judges that included Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger listened in to the performances and had to guess who each performer was.

As goofy as the premise sounds, the show was a huge hit with audiences. Everyone from the judges to audiences on social media had a guess about who the different singers were. The Monster knocked everyone's socks off with a rousing rendition of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and blew fans away when he stripped off the mask to reveal that he was T-Pain. Tommy Chong hid out under a Pineapple costume to perform "I Will Survive." And who doesn't love a Peacock singing "Shake A Tail Feather", especially when it turns out the Peacock is Donny Osmond?

This new season debuts tonight and Fox has been dropping clips and showing sneak previews to get everyone guessing ahead of the premiere. The same panel of judges will be back to share in the fun and Nick Cannon will resume hosting duties. The past accolades heaped on the contestants are pretty impressive as well. Combined they have 69 Emmy Award nominations, 42 Grammy Award nominations, 22 Broadway shows, three New York Times Best Sellers and two have been named Time magazine’s Most Influential People. And the costumes? Let's just say that they are more fantastic than before. There's a Fox, a Flamingo, and a Skeleton taking the stage, to name just a few of this season's contestants.

Who is the Skeleton? We have guesses for you right here!

1. Clues

The Skeleton's clue video is a bit of a cipher. Usually, contestants drop a few hints about their careers or personality in the clues to give audiences and judges a heads up about who could be singing. But the Skeleton used their video time to make a lot of jokes about being a skeleton. The mysterious contestant says "I'd sing my heart out...If I had one." and jokes about having a "skeleton crew" to support them on the show. In one shot, the Skeleton is standing by a grave marked with the number 4261. We find out that the Skeleton has a custom mic that looks like a blinged-out bone and that was a special request but no more info about who is hiding out under the skull and top hat. 

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2. Judge guesses

Once the Skeleton started singing, the judges were were all sure that we should be looking to the world of comedy for this celebrity. Jenny said he's got a Nathan Lane vibe, referring to the Broadway star who’s known for broad comedy. Robin suggested it could be Dana Carvey, based on the "second fiddle" remarks and Carvey’s longtime role as sidekick to Mike Meyers in Wayne’s World. However, Ken, a comic himself, was certain he was seeing Martin Short because Ken said he studied and idolized the comic for years and the vocal the cadence matches, according to Entertainment Tonight.

The Skeleton is shorter than host Nick Cannon.

3. Internet guesses

Because the Skeleton is a pretty blank slate the internet is writing in all kinds of details about who they could be. Fans are trying to decode the numbers from the gravestone in the clues video. Some sleuths thing it might be a birthday, 4/2/61. Internet sleuths deduced that two possible celebrities have that birthday: Christopher Meloni and Bananarama frontwoman Keren Woodward. Meloni, however, is the same height as Nick Cannon. Woodward only measures 5'5" so she could be the petite person in the costume but she is British and the Skeleton didn't speak with an accent. Distractify tried breaking up the numbers another way and came up with "It could be either 4-2-6-1 = DBFA, which seems meaningless or 4-26-1 = DZA. The latter could refer to hip-hop artist Smoke DZA, but he is not nearly mainstream enough to end up on this show."

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4. Best Guess

One thing internet guessers haven't focused on is the phrase "skeleton crew." What if what the Skeleton was saying was actually "krewe" and tossing us a hint that they're from Louisiana where Mardi Gras krewes are a very big deal? The spooky graveyard symbolism could fit in with New Orleans as well. A quick check on petite Lousiana singers who might make a big — and recognizable — splash when they start to sing has under wondering if Britney or Jamie Lyn Spears might be about to bust this show wide open. It's a wild guess but how cool would it be if it happened?

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Well, that guess about a Spears sister was spectacularly wrong. When the Skeleton took the stage, he was unmistakably a man and probably a funny man at that. Guesses about what comedian could possibly be under the mask started flying around. Judge Ken Jeong thought it might be Martin Short, citing similarities in movement style. Another guess was Dana Carvey. The Skeleton used the phrase, “Party on, dudes” which could have been a nod to Carvey’s character from Wayne’s World. The comments of being a second fiddle, however, have some internet fans guessing a different sidekick: Paul Shaffer who was the such director for David Letterman. One quick search for video of Shaffer has us convinced. The voice and the slightly blurred way of pronouncing the letter S seems too close to be wrong. 

6. Twitter Guesses

Twitter guesses have ranged from Teller from Penn And Teller, actor Wallace Shawn, and Johnny Galecki. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.