Who Is The Skeleton? ‘The Masked Singer’ Spoilers And Predictions


Season 2 of The Masked Singer is off to the races, meaning the guessing game is on! And one of the most intriguing costumes was the Skeleton. He is even blinged out with a top hat and a bone mic! But who’s the celebrity under the bones?

Here are the clues and performances from the Skeleton so far.

The Skeleton singing “Rapper’s Delight” on The Masked Singer Premiere

Clues On ‘The Masked Singer’

In the Super Sneak Peak, we saw the number “4261” on a tombstone, which HAS to be a clue. The first clue package left us with a lot of questions still, but here’s what we know. The Skeleton says he chose his costume because he has “no fear of death.” He’s been around the block a few times, implying that he’s an older celebrity. He says so many doors have been opened to him and he always says yes. But he’s “tired of playing second fiddle!” The Skeleton says tonight will be a “wild and crazy party” and some guys are seen at a Christmas party. Later, he says that he “has no booty to shake,” so he has to “shake shake shake his bones.”

Popular Guesses On ‘The Masked Singer’

During the Skeleton’s first performance, the judges immediately guess it’s Martin Short. Jenny also suggests Jon Cryer or Nathan Lane. Robin guesses Dana Carvey or Mike Meyers. But after joking it was his dad, Ken says he KNOWS it’s Martin Short, because he idolizes him and has studied him. Fans online seem to agree, but also threw out Christopher Meloni, Steve Martin, and Paul Shaffer as possible options.

Our Prediction And Possible Spoilers

We need more meat on the bones (see what we did there?) before we’re able to predict this one for sure. But our best guess is that the Skeleton is Paul Shaffer. Paul is best known for being David Letterman’s musical director on his late night show. The show, coincidentally, had exactly 4,261 episodes. Paul is almost 70 years old, which would explain the clues about him being older. He also said he’s “tired of playing second fiddle,” which he did behind David Letterman for years. The Christmas party scene can also be explained because Paul was the musical director for A Very Murray Christmas in 2015. He’s also released an album titled, “The World’s Most Dangerous Party.”

‘The Masked Singer’ has captivated America, and it isn’t hard to see why. The elaborate costumes, the performances, and the big mystery behind the identities of its celebrity competitors had America invested and committed to finding out who each contestant really is. With that said, here are all the reveals from Season 1.

If you want to know more about the other costumes on The Masked Singer, here’s where you can check out our other “Spoilers, Clues & Predictions” pages: Butterfly, Thingamajig, Ladybug, Rottweiler, Tree


Kyle Montplaisir
Kyle Montplaisir

Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on 'The Masked Singer' and an encyclopedia of knowledge on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

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