Of the six singers to perform on the quarter-final of “The Masked Singer” on February 13, the one whose real identity we are still not 100% sure of is the Rabbit. We thought we had a line on him after his first couple of performances but we were thrown a curve ball when the famous fellow we had pegged as the Rabbit said it wasn’t him. Since then, we’ve been reviewing his appearances on the show as well as the clues videos. And we revisited that star’s denial and realized he left a little wiggle room in his wording. Spoilers ahead.
The Rabbit is Joey Fatone, best known for being in the boy band NSYNC. However, there remains the outside chance that it is Joey’s one-time bandmate, JC Chasez. Despite what judges Nicole Scherzinger and Ken Jeong said about the Rabbit not being a professional singer. This is someone who is very comfortable on stage. He has rocked the crowd with “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii and “Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe.
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The Rabbit has said that “the last man standing, it’s gonna be me.” Remember, “It’s Gonna Be Me” was the only #1 for NSYNC. This track from their second studio album “No Strings Attached” reached the top of the charts in 2000.
And he declared, “I knew I would thrive behind this mask and I knocked it out of the amusement park.” NSYNC got their start performing in theme parks in Orlando, Florida.
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The Rabbit readily admitted, “I’ve spent most of my life on stage, but I was never alone” and “synchronized singing was my forte” As for now, “I pop up here, and I pop up there.” Both Joey and JC have kept busy since the group split back in 2002 with various TV and record projects. Joey has hosted reality competitions such as “The Singing Bee” and cooking shows including “Rewrapped.” And JC was a judge on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” for seven seasons.
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We won’t find out for sure if Joey or JC is the Rabbit till he is unmasked. That will only happen if he loses a match-up or wins the show. Do you think we are right about the true identity of the Rabbit? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.
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