Who Is The Turtle? ‘The Masked Singer’ Prediction and Clues Revealed!
The Masked Singer season 3 kicked off with a new group of contestants after the Super Bowl. While all the new singers had a chance to shine on stage, no one rocked quite like the Turtle. In leather from head to toe, this punk rock amphibian belted out last season’s Leopard’s famous ballad. But who’s under the mask?
Here are the clues and predictions for the Turtle so far!
Clues On The Masked Singer Season 3
For his clues, the Turtle said that “at the starting line” of his career, he was “surrounded by other hungry newcomers.” He’s seen on a track with men in rabbit ears next to him. He felt like everyone around him was “fighting tooth and nail for the dream.” When the race begins to a cartoon-y “BANG!”, he says many of those stars fizzled out quickly. Turtle is then seen waxing a pink and blue surfboard. He’s a Turtle cause he’s “always taken it step by step.” He is then seen flipping burgers on a grill and says he’s here to “make a big splash.” The Turtle then passes his competitors and finishes first, getting a gold medal.
Popular Guesses for The Turtle
The panel focused mostly on boy band members for the Turtle. Robin Thicke guessed Joey McIntye, while Ken Jeong predicted it could be Jenny’s husband, Donnie Wahlberg. Nicole Scherzinger went away from the boy band trend and guessed Zac Efron. (But if you’re a High School Musical fan, you know that wasn’t really him singing.) The boy band guesses continued online, with Jesse McCartney, Drew or Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees, and Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC being the most popular.
The Turtle Prediction & Clues Decoded
Any boy band fan from the early 2000’s can tell you who this is and our detective worked proved that the Turtle is…Jesse McCartney!
The teen heartthrob is back literal decades later to prove he’s got the pipes. And he did just that! Here’s why the Turtle has to be him. The early clues that led the panel to guess he was a boy band member were him talking about how he was “surrounded by hungry newcomers” when his career started. Jesse McCartney was in a band called Dream Street before breaking out and going solo. He alludes to this when he talks about other stars around him “fizzling out.”
When the race starts, a “BANG!” appears in a comic book look. Jesse has voiced Robin/Nightwing in the show Young Justice. The surfboard and burgers are an allusion to his role as a surfer in Summerland. Turtle also does a zombie walk in his clues package, nodding to the fact that Jesse McCartney appeared in episodes of Fear the Walking Dead. Lastly, the gold medal could be referencing his gold albums and the Turtle costume itself is a clue! Jesse voiced Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Did we miss any clues? There will be plenty more when The Masked Singer airs again on Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX.