Ringmaster ‘Masked Singer’ Theories Point to Former ‘American Idol’
After crowning Firefly the winner of Round 1, The Masked Singer moved on to Round 2 of Season 7 with a handful of new competitors. The singer who seems most ready to give Firefly a hard time is Team Good’s Ringmaster, a cat wearing a circus tent and top hat. She performed a powerful rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” leading the judges to guess the person was a professional singer like Olivia Rodrigo, Kacey Musgraves or Noah Cyrus. (Ken Jeong also guessed Kelly Clarkson, but everyone hated that theory.)
From his first set of clues, it looks like Ringmaster is someone who’s been in the music industry for quite some time. The clip opened with a mug with Miley Cyrus’ picture on it and a gold image of Montana. There was a box of tic-tac-toe and a bottle of “soft southern” liquor. There was also a class C driver’s license for “Golden State”. After her performance, Ringmaster told Nicole Scherzinger it was “good to see [her] again.”
Scherzinger guessed Rodrigo because, like Cyrus, she starred on a Disney TV show and sang the hit song “Drivers License.” Robin Thicke guessed Musgraves because she is a southern country singer from Golden, Texas and also has an album called golden hour. But on YouTube, some viewers speculated that Ringmaster is american idol alum Gabby Barrettbased solely on a preview clip that demonstrated Ringmaster’s tone of voice.
Barrett finished third in the 16th season of American idol. She certainly sounds much like Ringmaster, and she sang “The Climb” while competing on the show. She was also featured as “Next Big Thing” from Radio Disney. Although Barrett was born in Pennsylvania — making it hard to line up on the ‘Golden State’ index — her debut album of 2020 was called Gold mine.
Another possibility is Emily Osment, who starred alongside Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana like Lily. Osment is both an actor and singer who performed duets with Cyrus on the show and released his own albums. She was born in Los Angeles – in the “Golden State” of California – and tmainly performs rock songs, but it is not excluded that she could sing the pop tube of her longtime friend. We’ll have to wait for more clues to see if any of these guesses are correct, but for now it’s clear that Ringmaster will be a tough contender to beat.