Who is The Orca? Dave Grohl to Kevin bacon, here are the clues so far about 'The Masked Singer' wildcard entry
It's the first time that 'The Masked Singer' stage saw a wildcard masked celebrity coming on to the stage to challenge the existing celebrity performers on the show. The Orca was revealed as the wildcard character and introduced in the show during the 'Group A Wildcard Round — Enter the Wildcards!' and he set fire to the stage with the rock anthem 'We're Not Gonna Take It' by Twisted Sister.
He rocked out on the stage in his shiny electric blue costume leaving all the judges — Nicole Scherzinger, Dr Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy and guest judge Joel McHale grooving along with his song.
There was no doubt about the singer being a huge star and huge names from the music industry came up during discussions among the judges. Continue reading below to know all the clues so far about the Orca as well as who the judges think the celebrity behind the whale costume is.
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All Clues about The Orca
Orca's clue package opened with him working the kitchen at a restaurant called 'Orca's Piehole'. The menu boasted of a lemon pizza for $9, an orange pizza for $4 and a pumpkin pizza for $9. Interesting choice of flavors!
The Orca then spoke a little about his career saying that he was on a tight timeline given to him by his dad. "Let me tell you the story of how Pizza changed my life. See, I was 24, and closer to becoming a punchline than achieving my goal of becoming a big star," he said. "My dad told me if I didn't make waves by the time I was 25, it was time to move on," the Orca added.
The visual clues in the package include a wall clock that stops at 2:59 or like Jenny McCarthy said one minute to three. There was a blank VHS tape as well in the video and explaining its significance, the Orca said, "I improvised. I hid my audition tapes inside boxes of pizza, and delivered them all around the town. It was my last shot. And at the 11th hour, boom!"
The Orca was then seen being picked up by an eagle and being transported across the ocean and then being dropped on a fancy boat deck. "And that's how I accomplished my wildest dreams. And now, as the wildest card yet, I'm going to blow up this competition. Now call and order our killer special, extra large and extra anchovies," Orca said.
The judges' guesses for Orca's identity
Nicole Scherzinger picked up Foo Fighter vibes from the Orca's performance and went with Dave Grohl as her guess. Joel McHale stuck to Billy Corgan as his guess for Orca's identity and Jenny McCarthy revealed that she believes it's none other than Kevin Bacon disguised as the Orca.
Before the season launched, the network announced that their star-studded lineup of celebrities combined had 26 Grammy Award nominations, nine multi-platinum singles, four Academy Award nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six gold medals and two world records! As for who emerges from under the Orca mask, only time will tell.
'The Masked Singer' airs on Wednesday at 8 pm ET on FOX.