Believe me, I’m just as shocked as you are that The Masked Singer is so popular. Are we really gonna let ourselves be
mind-controlled entertained by C-list celebrities singing and dancing in absurdly terrifying costumes?? I would say I’ve officially given up on society, but the thing is...I myself have been lured in. I’m not happy about it, particularly because now I’m fixated on figuring out the true identity of that emotionally distraught yet vocally talented Kangaroo.
The internet is abuzz with theories and predictions for the rest of the season, so let’s stop wasting time and get to the bottom of this one.
Because who could concoct an airtight theory based on two minutes of singing alone, each contestant (er, character? er, “celebrity”?) also gets a dramatic video that delivers hints on who they reeeaaally are. And some of these clues have ~layers~. Enter: the Kangaroo.
The video starts off hot and heavy-hearted with the Kangaroo talking about how they’re “a survivor” while walking in a desolate land filled with dead grass and an “outback” sign. They mention that they’ve recently lost someone very important in their family. But the most telling clue, IMO, is that they were in the spotlight for “all the wrong reasons.” (Fine, sure, I guess this just narrows down the list of likely celebrities to...13,457?) Okay, and last thing—the clue video features a gramophone, so the celeb in question is probably connected to the music industry in some way.
The Kangaroo chose to sing “Dancing on My Own,” by Robyn. Foreshadowing? Perhaps.
#1: Iggy Azalea
I won’t throw too much shade at Robin Thicke for his guess, but there’s...just no way? I mean, I understand the whole outback and kangaroo connections with Australia (Iggy’s Australian, duh), but first of all, we’d all be able to recognize Ms. Azalea’s voice and accent from the get-go. And second of all, I just feel like Iggy is way too obvious a choice? The Masked Singer is much more complex than that, you guys.
#2: Jordin Sparks
Jenny McCarthy and Jamie Foxx went quite bold with their “educated” guess, throwing out the name of American Idol alum Jordin Sparks. I suppose I wouldn’t be *that* surprised if she joined the show to resurrect her music career? IDK. Moving on.
#3: Kelly Rowland
For reasons unknown, judge Nicole Scherzinger believes the Kangaroo is Kelly Rowland. Okay, to be fair, Michelle Williams graced the show with her presence last season as the Butterfly, so guessing another member of Destiny’s Child isn’t that nuts! But in my opinion, Kelly’s voice would’ve filled up that room, and the Kangaroo seems pretty new to the whole performing thing.
#4: Jordyn Woods
People are literally CONVINCED that Jordyn Woods is the woman underneath all the furriness, which could be a valid assumption if you really think about it! Here’s the evidence that fans are clinging to: Jordyn recently lost her father, a sound engineer in the music industry (hence the gramophone), and she’s certainly “never done anything like this before.” And yeah, that bit about being in the spotlight “for all the wrong reasons” tracks. (Personally, I can’t wrap my head around the idea of her joining the show out of her own free will, but to each their own?!)
For what it's worth though, Jordyn has denied those rumors...which is exactly what someone who is the Kangaroo would do, IMO.
"That's crazy," she told Entertainment Tonight. "No, I love that show so much. My sister and I watch it all the time. I wish I could be on that show." Even though Jordyn denied that she's the Kangroo, she did admit she's a fan of the character. "No, I actually love the Kangaroo though," she added. "I've been watching this season, but I'm late a couple episodes, so I need to catch up."
Suuuure, Jordyn. We shall see.
#5: Natalie Imbruglia
Through my own investigative work, I learned that some humans are claiming Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia could indeed be the ’Roo. (Yep, my new pet name.) Obviously, there’s the whole costume connection, and fans are also speculating that the pouch could be a way to signify the recent birth of Natalie’s baby boy.
In conclusion: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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