After its huge premiere, The Masked Singer is back! This week, we have performances from six all new singers. So it’s time we do some investigating and figure out who they could be! The Raven had a backstory about being a big talker and coming back after hardship. Plus she revealed a huge clue!
So here is that clue and every clue we’ve seen about the Raven so far:
Week 2 Clues
Pre-Show Clues: The only clue we got before the show was a pregnancy test.
Episode 2 Clues: The Raven states that “all my life I’ve listened to other people’s stories.” She claims to have always been a sunny person and that an audience is something she has no trouble attaining. “No one talks more than me.” She recently suffered a tragic loss though and is hoping to find beauty in the darkness. The Raven ends by saying, “Don’t cry, baby. This one’s for you.” Later, she went on to say she’s a lover, not a fighter and reveal that she has hosted a talk show.
Episode 2 Song: “Rainbow” by Kesha
Week 4 Clues
Episode 4 Clues: The Raven confronted the loss of her beloved in her last performance. She says it was like a cloud started to part. She was once the loneliest bird and no one recognized her beauty. But years ago, a man came and took her away from her flock. The shot shows a TV with “1968” on it. The Raven says she cried “tears of love” into the Hudson River. Later, she reveals she has not been in anything with Dr. Ken.
Episode 4 Song: “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
Who is the Raven? (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Ricki Lake (Honorable Mentions: Meagan McCain, Sherri Shepherd, and Carnie Wilson)
This one seemed really difficult at first, but as you start to sift through everything, the story becomes clear. Ricki Lake was a talk show host in the 1990’s. She hosted another talk show for one season in 2012. Ricki’s ex-husband recently passed away in 2017, which would explain the loss the Raven discussed. Though their divorce was finalized in 2015, it is still hard to lose someone you were that close to. She also said the line, “Don’t cry, baby” which would be a nod to her role in the movie Cry-Baby. The final clue that lines up here is the pregnancy test. Ricki famously made a documentary in 2008 about home birth and midwifery called The Business of Being Born.
And (maybe most importantly) yes, she can sing! Ricki played Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray in its film debut. That movie was set in Baltimore and she even sings the track “Good Morning, Baltimore” in it. Do you see where I’m going here? The Ravens are Baltimore’s football team. Could that be the link to the costume choice? In her second appearance, the year 1968 is a clue, which is when Ricki was born. The Raven also says she cried tears into the Hudson River and Ricki is from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. It all just lines up too perfectly!