'The Masked Singer' Season 3: Is Barry Zito behind Rhino mask? Fans are sure the 'gentle giant' is him
Though the Rhino is not yet unmasked, fans seem convinced they know who is hiding behind the mask
Fans have predicted that it is Barry Zito under the Rhino mask and here's why they aren't taking no for an answer.
'The Masked Singer' Season 3 returned on Wednesday night for an epic showdown between the Super Nine finalists. They all came together for the first time to battle it out to be the last masked singer standing. The nine contestants from Group A, B and C took center stage for an April Fools'-themed episode.
The Super Nine finalists — Turtle, White Tiger, Rhino, Miss Kitty, Astronaut, Kangaroo, Banana, Frog and Night Angel — battled it out against each other in a mega competition vying to be the one who takes home the golden mask trophy.
In a two-hour event, the judges — Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke — decided who among the bottom three singers was going home. The contestants in the bottom three were White Tiger, Banana and Rhino.
After a lot of contemplation, they voted for the contestant they wanted to see unmasked. The masked celebrity who ended up getting eliminated this week was the White Tiger, who was revealed to be none other than Rob Gronkowski. The Banana and Rhino lived to sing another week.
Though the Rhino is not yet unmasked, fans seem convinced they know who is hiding behind the mask. On Wednesday night, the Rhino performed his version of 'What a Man Gotta Do' by Jonas Brothers.
In his clue package, the Rhino shared, "While my exterior may look tough and callous, I’m really just a gentle giant." He also teased about how “being on the top became an addiction” ever since he got famous when younger. His clue packages also featured references like 'Grand Ole Opry' and 'SOUTH'. A sandwich roll, motorcycle, butterflies, blue wig and diamond ring were among the other things his clue package revealed.
Based on all the clues and his performances, fans predicted that it is Barry Zito, a major-league baseball player who later turned into a recording artist. Fans took to Twitter to say that they are convinced it is him.
"I just watched a clip of the Rhino’s super clue on #TheMaskedSinger tonight and it was about Las Vegas... where Barry Zito was born. I am fully invested in this now," a fan shared. Another said, "So the ONLY thing that kept me from thinking the Rhino was Barry Zito was how massive he was next to Nick... but then his clue was that he’s not as tall as he looks?? ZITO FO SHO."
"The #rhino is Barry Zito. Read his Wikipedia page and tell me otherwise," a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, "Rhino is Barry Zito no changing my mind #TheMaskedSinger."
"I know most of you don’t watch #TheMaskedSinger but I’m really thinking the rhino is Barry Zito even if he’s not a star," a fan said. Another added, "I know who the rhino is on masked singer it’s Barry Zito he was a fantastic baseball player and married to a former miss Missouri. the clue package has quarters and the arrow point up (change up) no way it can’t be him #TheMaskedSinger. (sic)"
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