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Who is the Ringmaster? ‘The Masked Singer’ Prediction + Clues Decoded!

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Of all the new contestants in round 2 of The Masked Singer, only one had such a dominant costume and voice as the Ringmaster. Not only is she singing to win, but her whole persona is being the center of attention and star of the show.

But which celebrity is the Ringmaster? We’re laying out all the clues and making our prediction.

Clues on The Masked Singer Season 7

The Ringmaster’s clues started with a “Boring Cereal” box on a table next to a mug with a photo of Montana with Miley Cyrus on it. She replaces the “Boring Cereal” box with “Circus Ring-o’s.” Ringmaster then whispers, “just don’t tell your parents.” She says “Circus Ring-o’s are my secret weapon that keep the crowd eating out of my hand all night long.” One of the Men in Black is seen putting an “X” in the middle of a tic-tac-toe board.

We then see a bottle with “SWEET SOUTHERN” written on it. She claims, “you’ll start your day ready to take over the world.” We also see a Class C driver’s license from the “Golden State” with the Golden Gate Bridge pictured on it. Outside of the clues package, John Oates from Hall & Oates gave Ringmaster a shoutout.

The Masked Singer Ringmaster performs “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

Popular Guesses for The Masked Singer Ringmaster

Based on the driver’s license clue and Ringmaster telling Nicole that it’s good to see her again, Nicole thinks it could be Olivia Rodrigo. Robin guesses it’s Kacey Musgraves. Then, Ken comes from out of left field and says Kelly Clarkson. No seriously, that was his guess.

Online, fans seem split between a few different Disney/Nickelodeon stars. The most popular predictions are between Emily Osment, Victoria Justice, Hayley Orrantia, and Zendaya. Some other guesses we’re seeing a lot are Gabby Barrett or Jordin Sparks from American Idol.


Who is the Ringmaster on The Masked Singer?

All of the online guesses are circling around the same ring of people (see what I did there?) and we have to agree that the voices match. But looking at the clues, there’s one in particular that lines up with everything.

And that person, and the identity of the Ringmaster, is…

Getty Images BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 15: Hayley Orrantia attends “The Goldbergs and Schooled Rewind” exhibit at The Paley Center for Media on October 15, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Hayley Orrantia!

And Hayley is a familiar face to judge Nicole Scherzinger for sure, since she auditioned for the first season of The X Factor in 2011. Now, let’s get into the clues!

The mug with Montana and Miley Cyrus on it is a reference to the fact that Hayley did background vocals on the Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack. The “O’s” cereal itself could also be a nod to her name! And the “X” in the tic-tac-toe board is the same connection as her saying “nice to see you again” to Nicole Scherzinger; she was on season one of The X Factor!

We saw a bottle with “SWEET SOUTHERN” written on it, and Hayley has a song titled “Strong Sweet & Southern.” The driver’s license in her clues package also lines up, because the “Golden State” on it points to her role as one of the main characters on The Goldbergs, Erica Goldberg. Finally, Ringmaster got a shoutout from Hall & Oates, and Hayley did a streaming music festival with him last year.


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1 year ago

Jordan sparks was all ready on masked singer

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