The semi-final stage of the “The Masked Singer” on December 11 sees the five remaining celebrities take to the stage. Two of them will be sent packing. Based on our best guess as to the real identity of the Flamingo, we think that she is likely to make the final. She has proven to be the most versatile of the contestants with his covers of some of the biggest hits of the past decade. The clues she has dropped along the way and her answers to judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke make us think we know who is hiding beneath that cumbersome costume.
Keep reading for the first of “The Masked Singer” spoilers for the semifinal.
Who is the Flamingo: Adrienne Bailon Houghton. This multi-hyphenate talent is best known these days as a co-host on “The Real” talk show. But she got her start as a singer back in 1999 after being discovered by Ricky Martin in her church choir.
She was quickly recruited to be part of the girl group 3LW, which had several hits including “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right).” Houghton and her bandmate Kiely Williams starred in the 2003 Disney film “The Cheetah Girls,” alongside Raven-Symone, who competed as the Black Widow on this season of “The Masked Singer.”
The Flamingo sounds just like Houghton, especially on her up-tempo tunes like “Footloose,” which she sang in week 4; “Lady Marmalade” from week 7; and “Go Your Own Way,” which was her solo turn in the quarter-final.
In one clues video, there are shots of two places that Houghton has connections to: the Eiffel Tower (she married musician Israel Houghton in Paris back in 2016) and the Taj Mahal (“The Cheetah Girls: One World” was set in India).
Houghton and her pals on “The Real” won an Emmy last year. Collectively, “The Masked Singer” celebrities have won 19 of TV’s top honor. And Houghton and her co-hosts recently won a NAACP Image Award, which we see the Flamingo holding.
Both the Flamingo and Houghton speak Spanish.
The Flamingo is completely covered in pink. We know from her Instagram feed that Houghton is obsessed with this color. Indeed, she defied convention and used it for her Christmas decorations last year.
We also know from Instagram that Houghton loves fun in the sun, especially in tropical places which are home to flamingos.
The Flamingo says she loves her mask almost as much as mascara. Houghton is a beauty expert and has a YouTube series “All Things Adrienne” in which she gives advice. The clues video references this via the word “Zootube.”
Do you think we are right about who is the Flamingo? We won’t know until the Flamingo is unmasked. That will happen when she is eliminated or wins season 2 of “The Masked Singer.” Do you think we are right that the Flamingo is Adrienne Bailon Houghton? Have your say in the comments section below.