“The Masked Singer” now has just seven celebrities still in the hunt to win season 2. Four of these — disguised as the Butterfly, Flamingo, Thingamajig and Tree — took to the stage on December 4. They sang for the audience votes and hoped to avoid being the one contestant sent home by the four judges (Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke).
Of this quartet, the strongest singer is the Butterfly. She first wowed us with her talent back in week 1 when she covered “Bang Bang,” the hit dance tune by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. She returned in week 4 with a toe-tapping version of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. She was back the following week and floored us with her cover of “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones.
We’ve watched these three performances over and over again. And we’ve scoured her clues video to try and figure out just who is hiding inside the Butterfly costume. Keeping reading for the first of this week’s “The Masked Singer” spoilers.
We are convinced that the Butterfly is Michelle Williams, who is best known for being in Destiny’s Child alongside Beyonce. Don’t believe us? Well consider the following:
On her clues video, the Butterfly says, “I’m here to take you to church”; Michelle has recorded a slew of gospel songs, and had a huge hit in 2014 with “Say Yes.”
The clues video includes a photo of the London skyline; Michelle got rave reviews for starring in the West End production of the musical “Chicago.”
Besides that stint in the London production, Williams also starred in the Broadway version of “Chicago.” And she headlined two other Broadway musicals:”Aida” and “Once on This Island”: as a group, “The Masked Singer” contestants have been on Broadway 22 times.
Destiny’s Child enjoyed huge success with five platinum albums, of which three went multi-platinum. As a group, the 16 contestants on “The Masked Singer” have earned 20 platinum and 6 multi-platinum discs.
Destiny’s Child won three Grammys and racked up 14 nominations. Collectively, “The Masked Singer” contenders took home 10 Grammys from 42 nominations.
The Butterfly admits to being concerned that her costume could be her literal downfall. Michelle took a tumble when she and Destiny’s Child were performing on BET back in 2004.
We won’t know if we are correct about Williams being the Butterfly until she is eliminated or wins “The Masked Singer” season 2. Do you think we’ve guessed right? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts.