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Who is Unicorn on The Masked Singer?

Glittery, fabulous and a complete mystery... Or is he?

Unicorn The Masked Singer ©ITV/Bandicoot TV
Published: Saturday, 15th February 2020 at 6:37 pm

The Masked Singer has taken the nation by storm and it seems everyone is wondering who the performers behind the masks are.


Unicorn was one of the most fabulous characters to dazzle viewers.

But despite the colour, flamboyance, and sheer talent, many are baffled as to who is behind the glittery facade. Here at we're with you every step of the way as we try and crack who is behind the mask.

Unicorn – Songs, Clues, Guesses


Week 1: Babooshka – Kate Bush

Week 2: Juice – Lizzo

Week 3: Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top


  • Grew up on a small island but was drawn to the big city
  • A show pony who loves to stand out from the crowd
  • Travelled on a private plane
  • American/Canadian accent
  • Uses John Barrowman’s phrase – “Fabulous”
  • Linked to Glee


  • Kevin McHale
  • John Barrowman
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Adam Lambert
  • Jake Shears

Is Unicorn Kevin McHale?

Kevin McHale (©GETTY)

One of the latest celebs to be suggested as the man behind Unicorn is actor and singer Kevin McHale.

And when it comes to his showbiz background, he certainly ticks the boxes.

Described as a “show pony”, Unicorn isn’t dissimilar to Kevin – who starred in Fox comedy-drama and musical series Glee for two years.

The 31-year-old is known for his amazing vocals, and last year, he even appeared on the celebrity version of The X Factor.

Fans are now convinced he's the culprit, with many taking to Twitter.

“Okay but anyone else watching the masked singer UK think Kevin McHale is the unicorn because I am CONVINCED,” one said.

“I'm sorry but the unicorn is so Kevin McHale I called it #TheMaskedSinger," another said.

“My instinct said Kevin McHale was Unicorn last week, then I became convinced it was John Barrowman, now I’m back to Kevin McHale again. #MaskedSinger," a third wrote.

Is Unicorn John Barrowman?

The Masked Singer John Barrowman
John Barrowman (©GETTY) Getty

The prevailing theory is without a doubt that Unicorn's bright exterior is hiding John Barrowman.

The Dancing On Ice judge is recognisable on account of his bold American accent.

Furthermore, the clues seemed to back up that familiar voice too.

In episode one we learned Unicorn is a "show-pony" and "loves to stand out from the crowd", something John undoubtedly does on a regular basis.

He also addressed his potential involvement with The Masked Singer when he appeared on Dancing On Ice last weekend.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby grilled him on whether he was Unicorn, and ever the teaser, John said he wouldn't tell them, but if he did have the glittery costume, he wouldn't part with it easily.

Interestingly, Unicorn also name-dropped John Barrowman during their VT in episode two and teased that Barrowman sounded "fabulous!"

Sounds to us like a major give-away.

And if that wasn't enough, John appeared to expose Unicorn's identity as he attended the 2020 NTAs in London.

When asked if he was behind the costume, the 52-year-old responded: "I have no idea what you’re talking about."

However, he did nothing to dispel the rumours, as he mimicked horse hooves and mirrored similar traits displayed by the Unicorn during their performances.

"If I was, I would’ tell you and if I wasn’t, I wouldn’t tell you either," he added.

Is Unicorn Jake Shears?

The Masked Singer Jake Shears
Jake Shears (©GETTY)

American Jake Shears has never been one to shy away from the limelight.

He rose to fame in the early 2000s with his band Scissor Sisters and is known for his flamboyant performances and costumes.

Jake grew up on San Juan Island, Washington, before moving to the big lights of New York.

What's more, those high notes Unicorn smashed out are undoubtedly something Jake is more than comfortable with.

Is Unicorn Matthew Morrison?

Matthew Morrison 2 (Getty)

With the clue of moving to the big city (and Unicorn holding an apple in his hooves), Rita Ora believes Broadway star and Glee actor Matthew Morrison is a fair guess.

But with Morrison a dance captain on rival BBC One show The Greatest Dancer, could he really be on both shows?

Is Unicorn Adam Lambert?

Is Adam Lambert the voice behind Unicorn?

Without a doubt, Unicorn was a talent and showed off his vocal range last weekend.

Some, including the judges, pondered whether they had just seen another stunning performance from Adam Lambert.

After finishing runner-up on American Idol in 2009, Adam went on to perform as the lead singer of Queen, while also enjoying success as a solo artist.

It goes without saying he is a serious talent who could easily blast through a version of Babooshka, but would he appear on The Masked Singer?

Is Unicorn Louie Spence?

The Masked Singer Louie Spence
Louie Spence (©GETTY)

Some fans wondered if John was too obvious and started to look elsewhere – chiefly to Louie Spence.

Fans will remember Louie from Pineapple Dance Studios, a fly-on-the-wall documentary which introduced some of the biggest characters from the dancing hub to millions across the nation.

Louie, who used to be their artistic director, made a name for himself thanks to his flamboyance, talent, and loveable nature – seems a little similar to Unicorn, no?


What's more, he was a theatrical sort who could certainly change his voice at the drop of a hat.

The Masked Singer continues on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV

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