The semi-final stage of the “The Masked Singer” on February 20 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 Peacock, we think that he is likely to make the final. He 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 he has dropped along the way and his answers to the judges make us think we know who is hiding beneath that cumbersome costume. Spoilers ahead.
The Peacock is Donny Osmond. In his first four appearances on the show, he scored with his versions of the pop hit “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, the power ballad “The Greatest Show” from “The Greatest Showman,” the mellow “All of Me” by John Legend, and the dance jam “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd.
Asked about performing on “The Masked Singer,” the Peacock readily admitted, “it was absolutely exhilarating and I felt like I was 5 years old again.” Remember, Donny was that age back in 1963 when he joined his four older brothers on “The Andy Williams Show” in 1963. They went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of the decade, something the Peacock reference when he revealed, “I started out as a little teeny bopper.”
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He went on to say, “I’ve had so many different incarnations in my career.” After topping the charts with with his brothers, Donny and his sister Marie Osmond hosted a TV variety show in the 1970s. When that ended, he headlined Broadway musicals and in Las Vegas, hosted the game show “Pyramid” and reunited with Marie for a talk show.
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We won’t find out for sure if Donny is the Peacock 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 Peacock? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.
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