‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: Who is Skunk?

The Masked Singer” season 6 is getting down to the final few episodes. One of our favorites from the start has been the Skunk, who stole the show on the premiere. Since then she has sailed through the competition and faces off against the other remaining contestant in Group A (Bull) in the final on December 1.  We’ve been scouring the clues dropped to date and have all “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including the answer to the question, “Who is Skunk”?

The Skunk was certainly no stinker as she led off the line-up performing for the four judges (Ken JeongJenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke). This is one divine diva, clad in a sleek black velvet dress that is set off by pure white fur. Indeed, the official Twitter account for the show summed up the Skunk in one word, “GLAMOUR.” Note that it was spelled out in all capital letters.

We are sure that Skunk is someone who does everything full out, including singing. Her first clue from “The Masked Singer” preview special was a photo of a young Elvis Presley. But from the way she moves, we don’t think that she is old enough to have worked with the late pop icon who died way back in 1977. Instead we think that she and he share a song in common.

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We are convinced that the Skunk is Faith Evans, the R&B singer turned reality TV star. In a career that spans a quarter of a century, she has racked up record sales of more than 20 million albums, with three of those achieving platinum status: ” Faith” (1995), “Keep the Faith” (1998), and “Faithfully” (2001). More recently, she has been the star and producer of the hit reality show “R&B Divas: Atlanta,” which was referenced by the letter “D” on a vase.

Faith and the King of Rock and Roll both covered the holiday classic “Merry Christmas Baby.” He did it in 1971 while she included it on her 2005 disc “A Faithful Christmas.”

Faith won her very first Grammy race back in 1998 for her collaboration with Puff Daddy and 112 on “I’ll Be Missing You.” That song was a tribute to her late husband, Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, who had been killed the year before. She has reaped a lucky seven bids since. We know that as a group, the 17 contestants on “The Masked Singer” season 6 can boast of winning 27 Grammys from a whopping 85 Grammy nominations.

In 2017, Faith release “The King and I,” an album of duets with her late husband (Elvis was known as the King too). That was her last album to date and ties into the Skunk saying she has taken an extended break.

On episode 1, the Skunk sang “Diamonds” by Sam Smith. In the clues video package we saw a reference to Seoul, the capital of South Korea, on a train. We read that as “Soul Train” who honored Evans with a lifetime achievement award in 2018. The Skunk spoke about the duality of life, the “yin and yang of it all.” Faith had a hit with the song “Goin’ Out,” which references “Ying Yang” in the lyrics.

On episode 2, the Skunk sizzled again with her cover of “It’s a Man’s, Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown. There is just no way that this isn’t Faith Evans. The voices are identical in tone and pitch, full of sass and soul.

On episode 4, the Skunk came up smelling of roses with her version of “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips. She admitted that in the past she has had to cut off people that were close to her; Faith has been candid about her relationships and chronicled them in her best-selling book, “Keep the Faith: A Memoir.”

On episode 6, the Skunk delivered a note perfect rendition of  Teena Marie‘s hit “Square Biz.” Skunk readily admitted she regretted a missed opportunity with a loved one. Faith wrote of her troubled relationship with Wallace in the weeks leading up to this death. Among the clues that confirm our guess that this is Faith was a shot of a pager with the number “607” highlighted. Those digits used to be a shorthand way of telling someone “I miss you” and that just happens to be the name of a song that Faith sang with DMX.

And on episode 8, the Skunk delivered a soulful cover of the Etta James torch song “At Last.” James often spoke of wanting to see Evans play her on-screen (she was less than impressed with Beyonce‘s portrayal of her in “Cadillac Records”). As for the “love connection” that Skunk says she shares with Nicole, the one-time Pussycat Doll is dating rugby player Thom Evans.

SPOILERS

Group A: Bull | Skunk

Group B: Banana SplitQueen of Hearts

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

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