In a world with countless reality TV singing competitions, it’s pretty difficult to stand out. That said, The Masked Singer has quickly become a fan favorite. Why? Well, because it combines everyone’s two favorite things: entertainment and mystery. That said, viewers are pretty much convinced there’s no hiding who the Flamingo character is on the new season of the series — ahem, Adrienne Bailon.
On September 17, FOX released a sneak peek clip of Adrienne, er, we mean the Flamingo performing “Lady Marmalade.”
While judges Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy and Robin Thicke may have been stumped, Twitter certainly was not. “Y’all didn’t even try this season, huh?” one user commented on the video.
“GIRL, THAT’S CHANEL,” added another, referring to Adrienne’s beloved character in the Disney Channel movie Cheetah Girls.
Speaking of which, “I mean, come on, that’s a whole ass Cheetah Girl. [We’re] not stupid,” a third person chimed in. “Adrienne Bailon has such a distinct voice and singing voice. They were dumb to think no one would guess. If it turns out not to be her, I’ll be surprised as f–k,” a fourth echoed.
Perhaps our favorite comment of them all, though, was, “You lost me at ‘Lady Marmalade,’ but since we’re playing this game, YOU AIN’T FOOLING ANYONE, ADRIENNE BAILON. 7-YEAR-OLD ME KNOWS BETTER.”
As you may have gathered by now, viewers of The Masked Singer take this guessing game very seriously.
So, is Adrienne *actually* the Flamingo? Well, the 35-year-old talk show host hasn’t given a single indication that she may be on the series. However, that’s kind of the whole point! It’s her job to stay quiet about it.
Considering The Masked Singer has upped its contestants from 12 to 15, we have a long road ahead of us before we figure out the true identity of the Flamingo. After all, we still have to guess who the Skeleton, Leopard, Egg, Thingamajig, Ice Cream, Eagle, Ladybug, Rottweiler, Flower, Panda, Tree, Black Widow and Butterfly are.
If you’re feeling down about your guessing skills, just remember the iconic Cheetah Girls line, “Si se puede.”
Season 2 of The Masked Singer premieres on FOX on Wednesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. ET.