We’re hooked – The Masked Singer is our Saturday night obsession as we try and guess which celebrities are behind the mask.
While some of our mastery singers have been unveiled, we’re waiting to find out which famous face is dressed up as ‘Monster’ – the belting blue creature.
The judging panel put forward a range of musical guesses, with Rita Ora suggesting Cee Lo Green while Davina McCall thought it was André 3000 behind the mask. Jonathan Ross guessed that Monster was rapper LL Cool J and Ken Jeong suggested it was actor Jamie Foxx.
However, fans have other ideas as to who’s behind the mask. Check out the most popular theories below, collated by RadioTimes.com.
Monster – Songs, Clues, Guesses
Week 1: Happy – Pharrell
Week 2: Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Week 3: Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
Week 4: Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
- American accent
- Feasted on a lot of awards
- Large monster arms
- Hero is Tony Hadley
- Big, bright and bold personality
- Teased he is Cee Lo Green
- Sang Don’t Cha – A song produced by Cee Lo Green
- Tom Jones
- Cee Lo Green
- LL Cool J
- Jamie Foxx
- Big Narstie
Is Monster Tom Jones?
As one of the five remaining unmasked singers on the show, more and more names are being suggested for Monster .
One of those is legendary musician, Tom Jones, after the blue fur ball appeared to give away his identity.
Following Monster’s performance of Rag’n’Bone Man’s Human, panelist Jonathan Ross believed he’d sussed out who was behind the flamboyant costume.
He said: “The deep voice, the stage craft, what if it’s the Welsh wonder Tom Jones?”
And the contestant’s reaction seemed to suggest that he was indeed the singing icon as he chuckled away.
“I’ve got you Tom, haven’t I?” the panelist then asked.
So, has Jonathan hit the nail on the head, or is this just another spanner put in the mix to throw us off?
Is Monster CeeLo Green?
Singer CeeLo Green is a main contender to be the celebrity behind Monster, according to some viewers.
The musician, who is half of the group Gnarls Barkley, has been successful with hit singles Crazy and Forget You. He voiced Murray the Mummy in animated film Hotel Transylvania and was previously a judge on the US version of The Voice.
Many viewers are convinced that the R&B singer is the man behind the mask, as the Monster has a similar distinctive voice to Green. Monster also mentions that he’s won several awards, which could apply to Green, who has received five Grammy Awards and other accolades.
Some Twitter users have also highlighted that CeeLo Green’s alter ego is named ‘Gold’, which is a song by Monster’s hero, Tony Hadley. Also, in a 2010 interview, Green told The Guardian that he would wear a gold suit if he could get one made so that “hopefully, if someone like Tony [Hadley] from Spandau Ballet sees me looking stylish, they’ll recognise it comes from them”.
i take the masked singer VERY seriously… the monster is 100% ceelo green and to prove it – here’s a interview from 2010 where he expresses his love for tony hadley #maskedsinger pic.twitter.com/cHr40mtqaN
— ruby (@rubynaldrett) January 5, 2020
Is Monster Big Narstie?
Some fans are guessing that British rapper Big Narstie is the celebrity in the blue furry costume.
Rap artist Big Narstie is best known for When the Bassline Drops – his single with Craig David – and other grime hits. He has also become an internet and television personality in recent years after appearing on the Gogglebox celebrity special, Would I Lie To You? And Big Fat Quiz of the Year. He hosts his own chat show – The Big Narstie Show – on Channel 4.
Some viewers thought Monster’s “big personality” was a reference to Big Narstie’s stage name.
I think the #MaskedSinger is Big Narstie
— Deb Mutch (@DebMutch) January 5, 2020
Is Monster will.i.am?
Some fans are certain that musician Will.i.am is Monster’s true celebrity identity.
The rapper, who is best known for being a member of The Black Eyes Peas, has produced numerous hits including Where Is the Love, My Humps and I Gotta Feeling and acted in Madagascar 2 and Rio. He is currently a judge on The Voice UK.
Will.i.am is a guess for many viewers as the rapper has received many musical accolades and is currently in the UK to film The Voice.
I reckon Monster was Will I am, 7 trumpets on his head for the 7 grammy’s he’s got ???? #MaskedSinger
— THOM ????????✌???? (@THOMLS) January 5, 2020
Is Monster Adebayo Akinfenwa?
Footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa is the name on some viewers’ lips after watching Monster’s performance.
The professional striker has played for Wycombe Wanderers since 2016 and is known for his physical strength.
Some fans have come to this conclusion after Monster said that he has “big arms”, therefore hinting that he could be an athlete.
#MaskedSinger if that’s not Adebayo Akinfenwa in the monster outfit I’ll be disappointed
— Richard Monyei (@akaYEI) January 5, 2020
The Masked Singer airs Saturday nights on ITV