‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: Who is Jester?

The four remaining contestants in Group A for season 6 of “The Masked Singer” compete in the semi-final on November 10. While Bull and Skunk have been with the show since its premiere, the other two contenders jumped into the competition as Wildcards. Pepper popped up in episode 4 while Jester joined in episode 6.

We’d figured out who was hiding in those first three costumes (scroll down for those names) and are willing to take a guess about the identity of this newest Wildcard. Keep reading for all “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including the answer to the question, “Who is Jester”?

In the sneak peek special, we saw the Jester with a bouquet that had an unlucky 13 red roses. A promo touting his first appearance promised that he would “flush” out the competition. Jester rollicked in his first appearance with a scorching cover of the Alice Cooper anthem “School’s Out.”

Originally we thought that the Jester was Cooper because the clues fit so well with this rock legend. But rules prohibited someone singing their own song on the show (“The Masked Singer UK” allows this, hence aha star Morten Harket getting to perform the group’s signature tune “Take on Me” while disguised as the Viking).

We are now sure that the Jester is John Lydon, who came to fame as Johnny Rotten, lead singer in the Sex Pistols.

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The Sex Pistols were formed by music maestro  Malcolm McLaren in London in 1975; that was the date on the Jester’s jacket. And those duds match with the kind of clothes that Lydon wore when the band made it big.

Just like Jester,  Lydon was “called a scoundrel,” “offended heads of state and was banned from famous venues”after the Sex Pistols released the song “God Save the Queen” in 1977. The tune made merry with the monarch and was barred from British radio.

The name of another of their signature tunes, “Satellite,” was reference in the orbs flying around Jester in his first performance.

Those roses reference “The Flowers of Romance,” the third studio album by Lydon’s experimental rock band Public Image Ltd, which was released in 1981.

Despite his rock and roll lifestyle, Lydon accounts for just one of the 32 marriages of this season’s contestants and none of the divorces.


Group A: Baby | Bull | Hamster | Pepper | Skunk

Group B: Banana Split | Cupcake | Mallard | Queen of Hearts

We won’t know for sure if the Jester is John Lydon until he is unmasked. That will happen when he loses an audience vote or wins the show. Do you think we are right about the true identity of the Jester? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.

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