‘The Masked Singer’ Medusa guesses: Tove Lo, Apple Martin and … Dakota Johnson?!

The four panelists on “The Masked Singer” are having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the secret celebrity hiding inside the Medusa costume. The snake-haired villainess performed a pitch-perfect rendition of “Happier Than Ever” during the season premiere and left the judges “speechless.” She then returned in Episode 2 with “Dancing Queen” and won the crown yet again. Since Medusa earned enough votes to advance to the third week, we have to wait a bit longer to see who she really is. Do YOU have any ideas? Read on for the judges’ “The Masked Singer” Medusa guesses.

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When the contestant teased on the big stage that “success comes in the grayest of places,” Jenny McCarthy took that to be a clue to the blockbuster film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” She put two and two together and surmised that Medusa might be Ellie Goulding, as she sang the movie’s song “Love Me Like You Do.” “I think I’m on to something, you guys,” Jenny stated proudly.

Ken Jeong heard “dancer in the dark” in the clue package and thought of his personal “muse,” Bjork, whom he’s guessed many times before. He then switched his guess to Princess Meghan Markle. As the audience groaned in disapproval, Ken reminded people that Medusa grew up far from the spotlight and that there was a knighted chess piece, referring to royalty.

The image of Buckingham Palace made Nicole Scherzinger think of some English singers, including Jessie J, Charli XCX and Dua Lipa. However, she ultimately settled on New Zealand’s Lorde because of Medusa’s tone. “It could definitely be Lorde,” co-judge Robin Thicke noted approvingly.


“The Bachelor” alum Nick Viall appeared on stage to deliver a clue of a first-class ticket with 1996. “Wanna know where I’m from? Take a little look closer,” she teased. That made Nicole think of Swedish singer Tove Lo, who sang “Fun” with Chris Martin, a person from her clues video. Nicole then reminded people of her guess of Lorde from last week.

Robin saw the Martin photo and went in another direction, name-dropping Apple Martin, the 18-year-old daughter of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. That could also explain the Super Bowl clue, since she was in the audience when Coldplay performed the Halftime show.

But Ken wasn’t having it, instead predicting actress Dakota Johnson as the person inside the Medusa suit. Why? Because she is currently dating Chris Martin, and he is her “international boyfriend.” The audience booed, but at least it was better than his first guess of Meghan Markle, right?

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What do YOU think of the panelists’ picks of Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Meghan Markle, Tove Lo, Apple Martin and Dakota Johnson? Give us your best “The Masked Singer” Medusa guesses below in the comments section.

Does Medusa have what it takes to go the distance and take home the Golden Mask for Season 9? As a refresher, the eight winners so far have been Monster (T-Pain), Fox (Wayne Brady), Night Angel (Kandi Burruss), Sun (LeAnn Rimes), Piglet (Nick Lachey), Queen of Hearts (Jewel), Firefly (Teyana Taylor) and Harp (Amber Riley).

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