'The Masked Dancer' Spoilers: Did host Craig Robinson accidentally reveal Cotton Candy's identity?
Cotton Candy debuted on the show last week. When it was time for judges to guess her identity, host Craig called her by a name and she turned in response. Here's what exactly happened
Last week (January 6) audiences were introduced to all the Group B contestants on 'The Masked Dancer'. In the lineup was: Cotton Candy, Zebra, Sloth, Miss Moth, and Ice Cube. One of the best performances from the evening came from Cotton Candy who suffered a threatening fall during rehearsals. She was suspended mid-air and was practicing the aerial bits of her routine and that's when she came crashing to the ground but fortunately escaped without a scratch. Hers was one of the most emotionally charged performances of this season. It was then time for the judges to guess her identity based on the clue package video that played before she went on stage. Before they could, host Craig Robinson who has been joking around with all contestants before they receive their critique did the same with Cotton Candy and accidentally dropped a big spoiler about her identity.
Cotton Candy performed her aerial act to P!nk's song 'Glitter in the Air' and left everyone mesmerized. All the judges were on their feet applauding her for doing what she did on stage that too after suffering that fall during rehearsals. It was time for them to guess her identity now and Paula Abdul had a theory about her being Jenna Dewan based on what she understood from the clue package while Brian Austin Green settled for P!nk as his guess. Ken Jeong thought it could be singer and dancer Julianne Hough behind the mask, a guess that resonated with Craig Robinson. He immediately turned to Cotton Candy and called out "Hey Julianne" and she almost immediately turned to look at him in response, according to a Good Housekeeping report.
Is Cotton Candy Julianne Hough? Here are the clues
“I am definitely a perfectionist but things in my life haven’t always been sweet," Cotton Candy said at the beginning of her clue package. There was also a clue that pointed at her being a wizard during her growing up years. She also revealed that she had to live with another family and battled homesickness all the time. The visual clues also included a candy, a ladybug, a wizard’s hat, 3-pound weights, an English-style breakfast, a bowl of corn flakes, cupcakes, and a clock. The masked celebrity also added that she had trouble keeping up with her life but now she had come into her own and was feeling glamorous more than ever.
Ken and Ashley Tisdale broke down all the clues and said that all of this definitely adds up and the celebrity indeed could be Julianne. She and her brother Derek Hough were extras in 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' which could be the reason for the presence of the wizard's hat in the video. The three-pound dumbbell could be a hint at three Emmy nominations that Julianne has received in her career out of which she's won it once. About the clue that she had to live with another family, People magazine had once reported that both Julianne and Derek had to move from Utah to attend the London dance school Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and for that, they had to move into the home of their family friends. All the clues definitely do point to Julianne as the Cotton Candy and audiences will just have to wait for the final reveal which hopefully would be in the finale given her exceptional run on the show.
'The Masked Dancer' airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on Fox.