Many fans are speculating that Tamar Braxton is the Penguin on The Masked Singer. The singer and actress is best known for her music, television series Braxton Family Values, and co-hosting on The Real. This wouldn’t be her first competition show appearance either, since she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
But we know that the Penguin isn’t Tamar Braxton. And here’s why!
The Penguin’s Performances & Popular Guesses
Singing “The Middle,” the Penguin brought the stage presence, but not the vocals. She struggled on the high notes but had a blast, dancing throughout. After her first performance though, the Penguin redeemed herself in the Smackdown. She sang “Worth It” and absolutely owned the Eagle, getting up in his face and showing off her big personality and dance skills.
Robin guessed Melissa McCarthy. Nicole guessed Megan Mullally, who played a secretary on Will and Grace. Jenny guessed Kathie Griffin, which Nicole compliments her on, then Sherri Shepherd. But Robin said the voice doesn’t sound like Sherri. The most popular guesses online besides Tamar Braxton are Sherri Shepherd, Tonya Harding, Raven-Symone, and Amy Schumer. Notice that Tamar is the ONLY professional singer on this list!
…But The Clues Say The Penguin is NOT Tamar Braxton
First of all, just listen to the voice. We are not working with a professional singer here. And the tone is way too bright and airy to be a Braxton. The Penguin says it’s “in her DNA” to strive for her voice to be heard. This would relate to Tamar since she is from a famous family. She says her whole life, she’s been told she’s not pretty enough, not smart enough, and not funny enough. These don’t seem to be critiques that Tamar has received (specifically the “funny enough” one), and with such a focal part of the clues talking about that, the connection is loose.
The clues also showed the Penguin on TV talking about her career being over. She was a host on The Real but when she left, she signed a deal with Steve Harvey’s TV studio and is now working on a talk show and a scripted series. Her career is hardly over! The Penguin has a “hit list” with “classroom bully, comedy club owner, Hollywood casting director, exes, the press, and myself” on it. How would Tamar have any beef with a comedy club owner? The rest on that list would make sense though, since she has had public feuds with co-stars and exes.
In the clues, the Penguin says, “I don’t need a permission slip from anyone to be who I am” as well. A bunch of protest signs are shown saying “I’M NOT YOUR SECRETARY” and “GIVEMTHEBIRD.” Tamar Braxton isn’t very outspoken about anything like politics or women’s rights, so this clue doesn’t make sense if it was her. Again, because it was such a big part of her clues package, it has to be more relevant to the celebrity.
So Who Is The Penguin on The Masked Singer Then?
Well now that we’ve ruled out Tamar Braxton as the Penguin, who is under the mask? We have our prediction so you can decide for yourself who to agree with. But based on our track record, you might want to take our side.
The Masked Singer continues tonight on FOX at 8/7c.