Who is Rockhopper on The Masked Singer? Theories, clues and songs

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The Masked Singer Rockhopper

Who is Rockhopper? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as The Masked Singer continues on ITV.

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The entertainment show has cemented itself as one of the most entertaining properties on British telly as a result of its winning premise, which involves celebs disguised as a wacky array of creatures singing their hearts out as the judging panel (and you at home) guess who’s beneath the mask.

Singers Heather Small (Chandelier) and Will Young (Lionfish) have already been exposed, as has TV presenter Gloria Hunniford (Snow Leopard). But there are still plenty more famous faces to uncover, including the person hiding behind Rockhopper.

Will panellists Mo Gilligan, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross finally get it right on this week’s show? They certainly have more than a few hints to go on.

Here’s everything we know so far about Rockhopper, including songs, clues and guesses.

Who is Rockhopper? Songs, clues, guesses

Songs:

Week One – Higher Love by Steve Winwood

Clues:

  • The circus has come to town
  • Just call Rockhopper the “entertainer, because I’m here to bring you a show”
  • Possible American accent
  • “Greatest Show”, which could be a reference to the Greatest Showman
  • Rockhopper has the ability to “jump”.

Facts:

  • “This penguin made headlines by being the first.”

Guesses:

  • Kimberley Wyatt
  • Alesha Dixon
  • Zendaya
  • Nadine Coyle
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Ashley Roberts

The Masked Singer theories

Is Rockhopper Zendaya?

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A popular fan theory that emerged on the internet after Rockhopper took to the stage was that the big bird is none other than The Greatest Showman star Zendaya.

As part of their clues package, Rockhopper announced: “The circus has come to town and I’m introducing to you… me.”

They added: “Call me the entertainer because I’m here to bring you a show!”

Judge Rita Ora was convinced Rockhopper was Zendaya, with another clue hinting towards the star’s ability to jump.

With Rockhopper’s identity yet to be confirmed, viewers will have to stay tuned for more information.

Is Rockhopper Nadine Coyle?

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The biggest hint that the Girls Aloud star is under the mask came from the VT that mentioned not only Jump but also Love Machine – and Nadine would not be the first member of the group to appear on the Masked Singer stage.

“Girls Aloud did a version of Jump. I think they’re disguising their voice and no one would need to do that more than Nadine,” said one fan on Twitter, but are they right?

If you want to start figuring out who else could be under the masks, here are all of our other The Masked Singer theories and investigations so far:

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