The Masked Singer season 9 contestant California Roll won New York Night, knocking two-time champion Medusa out of the competition, and it is time to analyze their clues in order to figure out their identity. California Roll is a five-person group who sang “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga for their first performance. After Polar Bear was revealed to be legendary DJ and rapper Grandmaster Flash, California Roll went head-to-head in the Battle Royale with Medusa. They sang Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl.”
The Masked Singer season 9’s panel, which consists of Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger, voted for California Roll to move on to the finale. They defeated Medusa after two weeks of her winning. However, The Masked Singer season 9 features a panelists’ save for the first time in the history of the show. Nicole rang the Ding Dong Keep It On Bell, and saved Medusa from being unmasked. She will now go up against the other future saves later in the season. As The Masked Singer fans eagerly await California Roll’s next performance, they can put together the clues to figure out who they might be.
The Masked Singer’s California Roll’s Clues
In The Masked Singer season 9 clue package, a male member of the group leaned on a skateboard rack and said, “Now you might be wondering what a Cali roll is doing here on New York Night.” He then revealed that he was on Broadway. There was also a cocktail, a bottle of soy sauce, and a display of sunglasses that said, “Cool Shades.” A female member of the group then said, “And that wasn’t the only role I’ve played. This entree has many sides.” She then said, “Let me tell you five reasons why I’m the perfect dish.”
The Masked Singer season 9’s California Roll then revealed another male sushi who held a notebook that said “Group Project.” He shared, “I’m a scholar with a degree from an Ivy League school.” Another male sushi revealed, “And just like the city of New York, this Cali roll never sleeps. I got used to it from DJing all night long. Gotta pay rent.” A man was shown throwing a baseball. The first roll then said, “But eventually California was calling, so I set out West on the 10 for the gleeful rays and silver screens.” A map with an X was shown on it. There was a sign that read “spicy mayo cones.”
The Masked Singer clue package continued with the female sushi roll having caricature drawn with a tiger. She said, “Once I got there, I rubbed shoulders with the greats, from Dolly to Snoop.” Another male sushi roll then says, “And I even got married! It’s been such a busy ride I barely ever have time for myself.” The female then says, “But without each of these ingredients I wouldn’t be the successful, number one roll I am today. Sock it to me, dudes.” At the end of the performance, the final clue was “5 billion.”
The Masked Singer’s California Roll’s Identity Guesses
The Masked Singer panelists had some interesting guesses for California Roll. Nicole thought they might be cast members from the film Pitch Perfect. Ken theorized that they could be the cast of High School Musical. Jenny’s first hypothesis for The Masked Singer contestant California Roll was the cast of Broadway’s The Lion King. However, she then gave a guess that Robin agreed with: Pentatonix. Pentatonix seems to be the most likely answer to California Roll’s identity. Like the five-person sushi roll, Pentatonix also has five members. They are Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee.
California Roll showcased some a cappella singing, which is what Pentatonix is known for. Kirstin, the only female member of the group, appeared on Broadway as Lauren in Kinky Boots, while Matt got married last year. Kevin graduated from Yale in 2011, while Mitch is a DJ known as Messer. Pentatonix has worked with Dolly and Snoop Dogg. Their victory song when they appeared on The Sing-Off was “Eye of the Tiger.” Their YouTube channel has over 5 billion views.
The Masked Singer’s California Roll was a fun and exciting costume. Their vocal talents blew everyone away. California Roll’s future performances are sure to be even more impressive. No matter who they turn out to be, they are on a roll.
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The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
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