The Masked Singer Spoilers: Who Is The Butterfly?

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The Masked Singer Spoilers: Who Is The Butterfly?

The hour is upon us! It's time for the second season of Fox's bizarre smash hit The Masked Singer, and like raw ground beef forgotten in the trunk overnight, we are ready to spoil, spoil, spoil.

We're tackling the masks, the costumes, and the clues in the hopes of cracking the code and figuring out who all those celebs are hiding beneath the absurdly over the top ensembles. We've got the Masked Singer spoilers right here. Who is the Butterly?

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In case you missed this cultural phenomenon the first time around, allow me to briefly bring you up to speed. This show was inspired by a popular South Korean TV competition, and the American version has stayed close to the original.

It goes something like this: each episode, two mystery singers emerge dressed in elaborate costumes, their faces covered by giant masks. Then, they compete, singing opposite each other. The winner goes to the next round and stays disguised, the loser takes off their mask and reveals their identity! 

Season 2 brings more of the kooky shenanigans and the tough as nails clues that are meant to help both judges and the people at home playing along figure out who the celebs are beneath the masks. The season also brings with it the return of its season 1 judges: Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. Last season, the show also featured loaded of guest judges, and with the show's success, it's only natural that other would-be guest judges are clamoring to make an appearance at the judge's table. 

This season the producers have done their darndest to make the clues tougher to crack, and according to folks in the know, they've even upped the security on the set itself, making it even tougher for the judges to figure out the big secrets. The judges take the show seriously, too!

Jenny McCarthy knew from the start that this would be a smash hit even though her people originally told her to pass. "'This checks all the boxes, this is going to work.’ I thought, ‘It’s weird enough and different that it gets people’s attention. It’s got celebrities, which people f***ing love. And it’s got the mystery, so [your] brain’s trying to figure out who the people are. And you can watch it with your kids,'" she said.

I don't know about you, but I am more than stoked for this season to totally take off. To that end, why don't we go ahead and put on our thinking caps and see if the clues provided so far can help us crack the identity of who the celeb is hiding behind the beautiful butterfly costume!

Who is the Butterfly?

1. Clues

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Would it be too obvious to think that points to Laila Ali, Mohammed Ali's daughter?

“I’m flying high and ready to shake up the competition.” Sia likes to swing from the chandeliers... just a thought! 

“I just pray I don’t fall over." We've got nothing on that one.

2. Judge Guesses

The judges are rethinking their guessing strategies going into the second season, especially now that they have seen how the audiences respond to even the most speculative idea. Ken Jeong, don't forget, caught a world of flack for guessing that one of the contestants was none other than Justin Bieber.

The reaction of total disgust on an audience member's face when that happened was tragically hilarious. This year they're going to have to be extra cautious before they decide to just blurt things out, that's for sure.

When the Butterfly started singing, it was clear she was a trained singer, and the judges guessed accordingly throwing out names like: Cara Delevingne, Fantasia Barrino, Spice Girl Mel B and even Diana Ross as suspects!.

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3. Other Guesses

Because of all the butterfly imagery, some folks on the internet speculate that Amy Smart, who co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in the movie The Butterfly Effect, could be the performer hiding beneath the mask, while others aren't so sure. The mysterious butterfly seems to have most people (including yours truly) struggling to make even casual guesses! 

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Ah, but then there is the reference to the word "praying", and that really ups the ante. Could it be Ke$ha, the pop star does have a hit song that's actually called "Praying"? Then, of course, we've got Beyoncé with her track "Pray You Catch Me," but do we think the queen of the Bey hive would deign to grace such a show with her presence? 

4. Best Guess

I have to be honest with you: I am ACHING with hope that the Butterfly turns out to be Madonna! I know, I know, I know, but come on! When you hear the word "pray" and you know it's a singer competition, and you know that the cast is rife with celebrities, wouldn't it make sense for it to be Queen Madge herself?

Imagine it! Or, better yet, tune in and try and decide for yourself.

Update: After her belt-tastic performance, my money on this Butterfly being Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child is going all the way. 

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5. Twitter Guesses

Guesses on Twitter have ranged from Michelle Williams (from Destiny's Child, not the actress), Mel B. from the Spice Girls, and Demi Lovato.

Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cats, Batman and Margot. She's an experienced generalist with a passion for lifestyle, geek news, pop culture, and true crime.