Have you been having as much fun as we have watching season 2 of The Masked Singer” and trying to guess the identities of the competitors? The reason that this FOX reality competition series is such a success is that viewers love figuring out the real names of the contestants, who are clad head to toe in elaborate costumes. We’ve been doing some detective work and have all “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including the true identity of the Black Widow.
She was one of three celebrities who first appeared in week two to return to sing again on episode 4, which aired on October 16. The other two, the Flamingo and the Leopard, also raised their voice in song as did three of the stars who made it through in week one: Butterfly, Skeleton and Thingamajig.
The Black Widow is Raven Symone. The one-time child star has released several records and sounded a lot like the Black Widow who sang the Whitney Houston classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” on episode 2. Her performance inspired Robin to get up and groove with the other judges soon following him. He speculated that it was Sherri Shepherd, Jenny’s one-time co-host on “The View.”
In her clues video, Black Widow said she had lived in the public eye for years (she came to fame on “The Cosby Show” more than three decades ago) and welcomed us to her “empire” (the name of the FOX show on which she guest-starred). We saw pictures of a peach (Raven is from Georgia, which is well-known for that fruit); the Sagittarius symbol (Raven’s star sign as she was born on December 10); and a crown (she appeared in “The Princess Diaries” sequel).
We won’t find out for sure if Raven is the Black Widow till she is unmasked. That will only happen if she loses a match-up or wins the show. Do you think we are right about the true identity of the Black Widow? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.