The following story contains spoilers from the recent season of The Masked Singer.
The world's strangest social experiment, The Masked Singer, is back once again and for its fourth season on Fox. This year, we'll witness 16 more costumed celebrities attempt to sing and dance their way to America's heart. Last week, we learned rapper Busta Rhymes was the Giraffe after being eliminated, which leaves plenty of other disguises to be uncovered.
This leads us to a peculiar other costume: the seahorse, "the locomotion of the ocean." Based on a recent preview episode, we know a couple things so far about who might be hiding behind the mask. Of course, fans are already guessing the celebrity's identity with the few clues available, some of which are plainly absurd—but given Sarah Palin's appearance last season, nothing is truly off the table these days. Here's what we know so far about the Seahorse. (This post will be updated through season 4 of The Masked Singer.)
What clues do we have about the Seahorse?
Here's the first clue we have from the preview episode prior to the show's start:
"Living in the ocean can be dangerous so it's always a good place to find a quiet place to hide."
Aaaaaand we're at a loss. Luckily, though, there was more when that came from in the latest episode. Let's have a look at the clues from the Seahorse's intro video.
"Howdy partners, y’all ain’t from these parts, are ya? You know, all my life I felt trapped by my insecurities and shyness, too scared to release the fire burning inside."
"And you may call me melodramatic but at times I felt lost in this world. Like I was always swimming upstream."
"But here, I get the chance to stop playing tug of war with myself and finally expose the dauntless diva from within."
"Underneath this camouflaged armor I’m harnessing the power of the seahorse to show shiny new sides of myself. Leaving all of my prior fears behind on this path to glory."
Who did the judges guess?
During the clue video, Robin saw a hog with warts, and guessed "Hogwarts," meaning it could perhaps be someone from the Harry Potter movies. When the "dauntless diva" line was read, Jenny McCarthy guessed Kesha.
Their official guesses, during the performance, though, were Halsey, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bebe Rexha.
Who is Seahorse on The Masked Singer?
The Seahorse's Masked Singer debut was performing Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World.)"
People seem to be on the same page: this could be a popstar. The judges guesses could are all on that track, but it's hard to feel confident. Many in the YouTube comments are suggesting Tori Kelly or Carly Rae Jepsen, both of which could be on the right track too.
Kelly has covered the same Rihanna song in the past:
Jepsen hasn't covered the Rihanna song, but she's known as a vibrant and exciting live performer, matching the demeanor the Seahorse showed on stage.
Another guess? Halle Bailey, half of superstar R+B duo (and Beyoncé proteges) Chloe and Halle. Bailey was cast for the upcoming live-action edition of Disney's The Little Mermaid, so a sea creature like the Seahorse would check out perfectly, right?
Other fans already had some decent guesses even before the episode aired. On Twitter, user JoeCap393 seems to think "a quiet place" is a reference to the 2018 flick starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and the latter must be behind the mask. At least one Redditor think it's Gigi Goode, a drag queen who appeared on a recent season of RuPaul's Drag Race, based on not much other than the Seahorse's flamboyant get-up. (Other Redditors even argue it's Ariana Grande after they uncovered an interview where she proclaimed her love of the seahorse. Still, we'd think Grande has better things to do?)
Looks like we'll have to wait and see until the Seahorse returns to The Masked Singer stage.
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