'The Masked Dancer': Spoilers, Clues and Our Best Guesses at the Costumed Contestants' Identities

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Hammerhead, Ice Cube and Cricket on 'The Masked Dancer'
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Get out your magnifying glasses, flip open your notebooks and bring up a new Google tab, detectives, because The Masked Dancer returns tonight! Fox's brand new guessing game is giving fans a look at the Group A playoffs, as Hammerhead, Cricket, Tulip, and Exotic duke it out to stay in the game.

We're here to break down all the fresh new hints, dish on the fun spoilers and collect all the clues about the hidden celebs' secret identities. We're also here to keep track of everyone who's been unmasked.

From hints buried deep in the show's various clue packages throughout the season, to some of the internet's best guesses and aggregated deductions, we're compiling a comprehensive breakdown of every piece of evidence to try and crack the case of who's under each elaborate mask.

As more stars are unmasked as the season progresses, ET will update this master list with new clues and theories about the celebrity inside each costume. For now, here's a look at what we know thus far about the stars inside the Masked Dancer costumes!

--- GROUP A ---

HAMMERHEAD

The Hammerhead
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The Clues:

-- From Ep. 1

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Mikey Day, Michael Phelps, Vinny Guadagnino

Out Best Guess: Just based on the voice clue alone, we can't help but agree that it does sound a lot like Mikey Day, but it's still really too soon to know for sure.


TULIP

The Tulip
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The Clues:

-- From Episode 1:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Sadie Sink, Millie Bobby Brown, Addison Rae, Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler.

Out Best Guess: Tulip definitely knows how to dance, and the professional skill hits at Maddie Ziegler. There's a good chance she'll be around for quite a while longer.


CRICKET

Cricket
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The Clues:

-- From Episode 1:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Ashton Kutcher, Ray Romano

Out Best Guess: Literally, we have no clue whatsoever.


DISCO BALL -- **REVEALED!!

Disco Ball
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The Clues:

-- From Episode 1:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Ice-T, Smokey Robinson

Out Best Guess: The clue package indicates that it's Ice-T. They're a shark fin (his character on Law & Order: SVU is Fin. And there's literally a cup of iced tea being poured.

And the Star Is...

... Actor and hip-hop legend Ice-T!


EXOTIC BIRD

Exotic Bird
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The Clues:

-- From Ep. 1:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Shakira, Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton, Kat DeLuna

Out Best Guess: Like Cricket, this could literally be anyone who is more than fairly decent at dancing. We're gonna have to see more!


--- GROUP B ---


ZEBRA

Zebra
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The Clues:

-- From Ep. 2:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Ricky Martin, Oscar De La Hoya

Out Best Guess: Given the footwork and some of the competitive clues, it seems like there's a good chance Zebra could be a boxer.


ICE CUBE -- **REVEALED!!

Ice Cube
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The Clues: 

-- From Ep. 2:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Al Gore, Vanilla Ice

Out Best Guess: Literally no idea. It's someone older, and Vanilla Ice would fit the bill when it comes to fame level, so I guess that fits? But were not sure, by a long shot.

And the Star Is...

... Bill Nye the Science Guy!


MOTH -- **REVEALED!!

Moth
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The Clues:

-- From Ep. 2:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: Omarosa, Taylor Swift

Out Best Guess: Well, it sure is not Taylor Swift, so if the internet sleuths are right, it's Omarosa? This show is impossible to solve.

And the Star Is...

... Elizabeth Smart!


COTTON CANDY

Cotton Candy
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The Clues:

-- From Ep. 2:

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: N/A

Out Best Guess: N/A


SLOTH

Sloth
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The Clues:

-- From Ep. 2

The Internet's Most Popular Guesses: N/A

Out Best Guess: N/A

 

The Masked Dancer premieres Dec. 27 on Fox.

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