‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: Who is Thingamabob?

The Masked Singer” kicked off season 7 on March 9 with an episode that showcased contestants from each of the three groups: Good, Bad and Cuddly. In the premiere, we met the first five famous folk competing to win the Golden Mask. They were disguised as Cyclops, Firefly, McTerrier, Ram and Thingamabob. After McTerrier lost the sing-off to Firefly he was revealed to be Food Network star Duff Goldman.

The other four celebrities returned to sing on March 16 hoping to win a place in the Round 1 final. Before each of them performed for the four judges (Ken JeongJenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke), we were teased with clues as to their true identities. Keep reading for “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including the real name of Thingamabob.

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Before he performed we were sure that Thingamabob was pro wrestler turned musician Jeff Hardy. But once we saw him nail that cover of “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi and “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran we realized we were wrong. The Thingamabob is Philadelphia Eagles player Jordan Mailata. Don’t agree? Consider the following:

One of the first images we saw was a tackle box; Mailata is an offensive tackle. His team’s name was referenced repeatedly, with both the bald eagle and the ornament with the name “Hotel California” (The Eagles broke records with a best-selling album by that name).

Thingamabob towered over Nick Cannon; Mailata measures 6’8″ and weighs in at 365 pounds.

‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers
Cyclops | Firefly

Thingamabob showed us a photo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on episode 1 and teased, “Here’s your clue, and it’s coming in fast,” and “Enjoy the ride, but don’t run out of gas.” Mailata and Johnson both have Samoan parents.

Thingamabob’s “mega clue” on episode 2 is a couple of shields, to which he says, “I left my trident backstage but I still wanted to rock these shields to show America I’m ready for battle!” In addition, Thingamabob is described as being “taken from its natural habitat.” Mailata was born and raised in Australia, where he was a star rugby player (Johnson lived for a short time as a boy in New Zealand, where he excelled at rugby.)

A video of Mailata crooning “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton went viral last summer. One listen and you can tell that he is Thingamabob. And Mailata is on the record that one of his favorite singers is Bon Jovi.

Jenny dropped a clue that Thingamabob’s cousin is Thingamajig who was a contestant back in season 2. He turned out to be another pro athlete, NBA all-star Victor Oladipo.

We will only find out if we are right that Jordan Mailata is Thingamabob when he is unmasked. That will happen when he loses a vote or wins the show. Do you think we are right about the true identity of Thingamabob? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.

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