Of the half dozen contestants left on “The Masked Singer,” we are most confident in our best guess as to the true identity of the Flamingo. Watching her perform on the quarter-final on December 10 has us even more convinced that we know who she is. This versatile performer has proven adept singing in a variety of styles and has a stage presence that tell us she is a show business veteran.
The Flamingo has given us plenty of hints that confirm her real identity both in the clues videos and in her conversations with judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. Keep reading for the first of this week’s “The Masked Singer” spoilers.
We are absolutely certain that the Flamingo is Adrienne Bailon Houghton. While she is best-known these days as one of the co-hosts “The Real,” Adrienne got her start as a singer. After first finding fame as part of the chart-topping girl group 3LW, she then headlined the Disney Channel film franchise “The Cheetah Girls.” One of her co-stars in those TV movies was Raven-Symone, who was the Black Widow on this season of “The Masked Singer.”
The Flamingo sure sounds like a trained singer. Her first appearance was in week 2 when she killed it with her cover of “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers. She was back two weeks later and scored with a toe-tapping version of the Kenny Loggins‘ classic “Footloose.” The following week she nailed the Loren Allred hit “Never Enough.” And in week 7, she made Patti LaBelle‘s signature tune “Lady Marmalade” her own. LaBelle had competed alongside the Flamingo but was sent packing that same week.
As a group “The Masked Singer” contestants have won 19 of their 69 Emmy bids. Adrienne has gone one for five at the Emmys, sharing a 2018 win with her “The Real” hosts.
In her clues video, the Flamingo admits to loving her mask almost as much as mascara. Adrienne is well-known for giving beauty tips on both “The Real” and her online series “All Things Adrienne.” Throughout the clues video we see the word “Zootube,” a pun on the word “Youtube.”
The Flamingo is clad from head to toe in bright pink. That hue is a big clue in the video as well. Pink is Adrienne’s signature color and she used it extensively in her Christmas decorations last year as seen on Instagram.
The Flamingo says she loves living in the tropics. Adrienne chronicles her fun in the sun on Instagram, including a recent trip to Hawaii.
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