The much-anticipated final of The Masked Singer airs tonight, with Sausage, Badger and Robin taking to the stage for one last performance before their identities are revealed to the public.
Series two started with 12 The Masked Singer contestants and after seven weeks we’re down to the final trio, having seen the likes of Mel B, Martine McCutcheon, Glenn Hoddle, Lenny Henry and Sue Perkins unmasked on stage.
With just hours to go until The Masked Singer comes to an end, fans are desperately Googling clues, theories and hints as to who could be behind Sausage – the belting Bratwurst of the competition.
While many viewers are convinced it is star of stage and screen Sheridan Smith behind the blonde-haired Sausage, arguing that their “certified by law” hair colour is a nod to Smith’s time in West End musical Legally Blonde, others are now certain it’s Joss Stone.
Not only has the singer-songwriter toured all over the world, but she’s released a single called Young at Heart – which is how Sausage described herself in one of her clue package VTs.
Meanwhile, others think Sausage could be singer-turned-TV-personality Stacey Solomon, who recently adopted a dachshund puppy – also known as sausage dogs. Could this be a clue?
Make sure to check out the results of our finalists poll, in which RadioTimes.com readers voted for who they think is behind Robin, Badger and Sausage ahead of the final.
Here’s everything we know so far about Sausage on The Masked Singer.
Who is Sausage on Masked Singer?
Week One – Skin by Rag’n’Bone Man
Week Three – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls
Week Five – All Around the World by Lisa Stansfield
Week Six – I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Week Seven – Good as Hell by Lizzo and Rise Up by Andra Day
- This is a female sausage.
- They have a strong connection to the beach and the coast.
- She is a girly girl who “loves a bit of glam”.
- Sausage says: “My performances are something of a balancing act.”
- Sausage said she is “regular” and “no-nonsense”.
- She loves “the simple life” and was spotted on Brighton Pier with a pink toolbox and matching pink hammer.
- Potentially linked to Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
- “I do enjoy hiding my face behind this mask, although it’s not the first time I’ve made sure you can’t see my face in my work”
- “I’ll be honest with you – someone once said I look like a horse.”
“Two lies and one truth” clues:
- Hair colour certified is by law.
- Someone told her she looks like a pop star and sounds like a pop star.
- She owes her career to a horse.
Sausage’s theories and guesses:
- Kirsty Allsop
- AJ Odudu
- Sheridan Smith
- Stacey Solomon
- Maya Jama
- Billie Piper
- Ella Henderson
- Meghan Trainor
- Joss Stone
- Stacey Dooley
- Beverly Knight
The Masked Singer theories
Is Sausage Sheridan Smith?
Viewers are convinced the actress is the show’s Sausage, so much so one fan reached out to the actress herself to praise her on Sausage’s performance.
During Sausage’s VT, the character sat down at a beer garden and there were some jugs of beer, which viewers believe to be a reference to Sheridan’s stint on comedy sketch Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisps.
The actress appeared in the BBC show for six seasons from 2001.
Sausage also dropped a couple of hints pointing towards an extensive career on the West End, something Sheridan certainly has. She said her blonde hair is “certified by law” alluding to Legally Blonde and added she’s a Funny Girl – both musicals Sheridan had starring roles in.
Is Sausage Joss Stone?
Following her exit from the show, Martine McCutcheon predicted who will win The Masked Singer as she revealed who she thinks is behind the mask.
And she believes Sausage could be English singer Joss Stone.
Speaking to press including RadioTimes.com, McCutcheon said: “I think so far because they were on the same show as me and I heard them the most, I do think Sausage is phenomenal. I think she’s got one of those very obvious, brilliant, soulful voices which you just cannot deny. I think it’s Joss Stone and I think Sausage will win it!”
And she’s not alone, with many viewers agreeing. Taking to Twitter one wrote: “@JossStone so you are sausage on masked singer I just know it !! Love it. X”
@JossStone so you are sausage on masked singer I just know it !! Love it. X— JJO (@Jjofromtheblock) January 12, 2021
Other fans have connected Joss Stone to Sausage’s clue packages, with one viewer pointing out that Joss famously did a 200-stop world tour and that one of her tracks is titled Young at Heart, which is how Sausage described herself on the show.
Is Sausage Stacey Solomon?
A name that has been coming up a lot recently is Stacey Solomon, who some fans believe could be masquerading as Sausage at the weekends. The former X Factor and I’m A Celeb contestant is a bubbly personality who fits the description based on clues we’ve had so far – but Solomon has been coy about her suggested involvement on the show. During a recent appearance on Loose Women, she said she couldn’t be sausage as she is Jewish and, as the religion prohibits eating pork, it would be “inappropriate” for her to be dressed up as a pork sausage.
However, some fans have suggested that Stacey Solomon brand new sausage dog could be a hint that it’s actually her behind The Masked Singer’s Sausage. While during Solomon’s Friday appearance on Loose Women – the day before the show’s final – co-panellist Kaye Adams suggested Solomon is Sausage by painting her with a sausage in her hand for an artwork segment of the show.
Is Sausage Ella Henderson?
Ella Henderson has one heck of a voice and she really impressed when she competed on The X Factor back in 2012. Could she have made a secret return to the ITV reality competition world?
Fans think so!
During the earlier stages of the competition, many thought Miss Henderson could be behind the singing Sausage, and as the final nears her name has cropped up again.
The speculation has caused Ella to weigh in, with the singer sharing a comical picture of her dressed as a sausage on her Twitter page.
Is Sausage Maya Jama?
Maya seems to us to be the sort of person who would take on a crazy challenge like The Masked Singer and she would be a great fit for the amusing antics that the show gives us. And the presenter did take to her balcony during lockdown to try and encourage her neighbours to have a sing-song – maybe that inspired The Masked Singer producers to get in touch?
Is Sausage Billie Piper?
Billie Piper is perhaps now best known for her acting work that really took off following her stint as Rose Tyler in the early days of the revived Doctor Who. But before that, she was a singer and she released several singles in the late 90s – including Honey to the Bee and the absolute banger that is Day and Night.
Is Sausage Meghan Trainor?
Despite Meghan having the pipes required for a singing competition, we are almost certain that she is not the sausage wrapped in chips. Meghan was a coach on the latest series of The Voice UK but could not travel due to her pregnancy and COVID and instead coached digitally – so she would not have been able to take to the stage on The Masked Singer either.
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