It’s the question that has every reality TV fan scratching their feathers: Is the Peacock on “The Masked Singer” really Donny Osmond? Well, during a recent interview with “Access Live” (watch above), Marie Osmond was asked point-blank whether her multi-talented brother is hiding behind the purple mask on Fox’s singing competition, and she may have accidentally spoiled his identity — Oopsie!
One of Peacock’s clues on “The Masked Singer” was that he started performing at the age of five. Marie confirmed to “Access Live” that they started when she was three and Donny was five, then she rolled her eyes and added, “I told him, ‘Why are you giving away such easy clues?'” As the hosts called her out for giving away the secret, Marie quickly retorted, “I don’t know. But I know we started at NBC, which was the peacock.”
During Peacock’s first two performances on the show, he sang Hugh Jackman‘s “The Greatest Show” and OneRepublic‘s “Counting Stars.” On the third episode of “The Masked Singer,” he reflected on his initial experience, saying, “When I stepped out on that stage for the first time, I loved being able to perform without anyone knowing who I was. It was absolutely exhilarating and I felt like I was five years old again.”
After giving away clues in the first episode that he came from a family of singers and was a former teen idol, Peacock teased even more during his next appearance: “I started out as a little teenybopper, but there’s more than meets the eye. Then I was cast in some dramatic roles. Tonight, I’m gonna push myself harder than I ever have before by performing on a 30-foot lift in a mask in which I can barely see my own feet. Oh, and did I mention I have a terrible fear of heights?”
The comment about “dramatic roles” confused a lot of viewers as Donny never starred in any hard-hitting TV shows or movies. However, he did star on Broadway in such productions as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Beauty and the Beast” — might those count as dramatic roles? So far none of the judges (Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke) have guessed that it might be Donny Osmond hiding under the Peacock mask.