The first season of “The Masked Singer” was such a success that all eyes will be on the Fox network to make sure that Season 2 has even bigger and better celebrities hiding behind those extravagant costumes. While folks like T-Pain (as Monster), Donny Osmond (as Peacock) and Gladys Knight (as Bee) were some of the names who popped up in Season 1, Gold Derby contributors John Benutty and Denton Davidson have come with a list of 20 potential candidates for the second installment, which premieres September 25. Below, get a sneak peek at four of our dream cast members and then be sure to click through our gallery above to see even more.
Clay Aiken — Since we’re talking about reality TV voices, we have to include Aiken who, since “American Idol” Season 2, has brought the theatrics with his stints on Broadway’s “Spamalot.” That’s just the kind of hamming it up that it takes to succeed on this show, so why wouldn’t he want to seize the opportunity to place better than runner-up?
Rosie O’Donnell — Everyone knows O’Donnell for her Emmy-winning talk show that earned her the title “The Queen of Nice” from 1996 to 2002. Since then, she’s become a divisive political activist and has had a very public feud with President Donald Trump. With Broadway credits like “Grease” and “Spamalot” to her name, O’Donnell may be able to win over some of her haters from behind the mask.
Naya Rivera — Rivera rose to fame as the wickedly sexy Santana Lopez on the hit Fox series “Glee.” Since then, Rivera was signed and quickly dropped by Columbia Records and has had small roles in various films and television series. We all know she can sing and dance, so what better way to launch herself back into the spotlight?
CeeLo Green — Maybe a controversial choice, but Green’s public image could use the rehabilitation at this point after being accused of sexual battery in 2012. Green is no stranger to reality TV, having been one of the original coaches on NBC’s “The Voice,” so “The Masked Singer” is right up his alley. And hey, the Season 1 panelists were convinced that Green was hiding behind the Monster mask (it was actually rapper T-Pain), so why not ask him to take part in Season 2?