Flamingo the masked singer

7 Reasons ‘The Masked Singer’s Flamingo Is Probably This Former Disney Star

The Masked Singer continues to cause a stir each week in the second season as fans try to figure out who are the celebs behind the masks. But sometimes the elaborate disguises aren’t enough to distract viewers from picking up on recognizable voices.

Since we’ve now had the chance to listen to all of the contestants — in some cases, more than once — the guesses are becoming more obvious. One performer in particular is a top guess for Flamingo’s fiery voice and sassy moves, which remind them of one multi-talented individual.

Below, we’re breaking down all of the reasons why the strong competitor is likely to be The Real’s Adrienne Bailon.

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A breakdown of the performances, clues, and the stars unveiled so far this season.

1. Online Presence

In the clue package for Flamingo, it was revealed that she has quite the online presence. Bailon helms her own YouTube channel “All Things Adrienne,” which has more than 800,000 subscribers. Many of the videos include makeup tutorials which was also implied in the clue package.

2. Humble Beginnings

Flamingo said she went from “hood-rat to Hollywood triple-threat,” which would fit New Yorker Bailon’s beginnings. The star started out living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and moved to Hollywood when her career picked up with the musical group 3LW in the late ’90s and early ’00s.

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There’s a lot of evidence supporting the idea that this singer is a former member of a massive female pop group.

3. The Voice

It’s no secret that Bailon has quite the voice, and by listening to her more recent work, like on the song “Secrets” with her husband Israel Houghton, the similarities to Flamingo are certainly there. Just listen to the two clips:

4. Disney Past

Flamingo alluded to being controlled in the past, this remark could be referring to Bailon’s issues with Disney’s infamously strict rules for her as an actress and singer in the popular Cheetah Girls franchise. And if Black Widow is who most people are guessing (Raven-Symoné), Bailon wouldn’t be the only Cheetah Girl in the competition.

5. Denial

Bailon’s The Real co-hosts broached the subject of her possibly being part of The Masked Singer and her denial is definitely questionable. Her adamant tone doesn’t even convince her coworkers, who continue to pose questions.

6. Origins

Flamingo alluded to being discovered by a powerful wizard, but this could be code for Bailon’s discovery by famed singer Ricky Martin.

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The clues are making this singer easier to identify.

7. Career Aspirations

In a clue revealed during her second performance, Flamingo said that she previously had aspirations of becoming a doctor. A quick look at Bailon’s Wikipedia page clues us into her past desire to become an obstetrician.

So, who do you think Flamingo is behind the mask? Let us know what you think in the comments.

The Masked Singer, Wednesdays, 8/7c, Fox

Bringing the pink sequins and fashion to The Masked Singer season 2 is the Flamingo! Her sassy performances have the judge and audience on their feet. But who is under the mask?

Here are the clues and predictions for the Flamingo so far!

The Flamingo singing “Sucker” on The Masked Singer

Clues On The Masked Singer

The Flamingo started her clues in her first package like a YouTuber. She is seen with a boombox and says she’s going to “let us in on all her tricks, from fashion to beauty to life advice.” She presents a cross necklace. The Flamingo is then seen in a cage but says she’s here to “take back control of her destiny.” She closes by saying it’s “about damn time” she gets to show her feathers again.

Popular Guesses for the Flamingo

Nicole said she’s “youthful” and guessed someone from Danity Kane, Destiny’s Child, or Fifth Harmony. Ken guessed Olivia Jade…or Chuck Schumer. Is he even trying anymore? After the Flamingo’s clue about tropical vacations and being an “escape,” the wheels are turning for Robin, who guessed Kandi Burress. Jenny gave the final prediction with Tia Mowry. Popular guesses online are Adrienne Bailon Houghton, Liza Koshey, Lily Singh, and KeKe Palmer.

Our Prediction & Possible Spoilers

The Flamingo’s identity has been surprisingly almost unanimous online. Even from the first performance, fans knew it was…Adrienne Bailon Houghton! The former Cheetah Girls and 3LW member and current host of The Real isn’t fooling us either. The Flamingo mentions YouTube and Adrienne has her own channel where she does beauty, fashion, and life tips. This ties in with her clue from the “Super Sneak Peek” about mascara as well. Adrienne is also a Christian, which explains the cross necklace shown in the clues. She is shown in a cage, which could be a reference to the Cheetah Girls. Her clue about “taking control of her destiny” seems to be trying to throw us off into thinking she might be from Destiny’s Child.

‘The Masked Singer’ has captivated America, and it isn’t hard to see why. The elaborate costumes, the performances, and the big mystery behind the identities of its celebrity competitors had America invested and committed to finding out who each contestant really is. With that said, here are all the reveals from Season 1.

If you want to know more about the other costumes on The Masked Singer, here’s where you can check out our other “Spoilers, Clues & Predictions” pages: Butterfly, Thingamajig, Skeleton, Rottweiler, Ladybug, Tree, Black Widow


Flamingo has kept a relatively low profile during season 2 of The Masked Singer. The colorful performer has given a string of excellent performances, but it remains to be seen who she really is under the costume. Fans will get to see the Flamingo take the stage during a two-part holiday special on December 10 and 11.

As the season finale draws closer, and Flamingo competes for the top prize, we’ve decided to assemble all the clues she’s given us so far and make some educated guesses. What do we know about the Flamingo so far? Who do we think is performing beneath the costume?

Here’s what we know about the Flamingo on The Masked Singer:

Clues for the Flamingo on ‘The Masked Singer’

The Flamingo has made it known that she is not a professional singer, and that it’s taken her a bit to feel confident on the series. “I feel like things are starting to click,” she said. “When I started this show, I was shaking in my feathers, but each performance has helped me build my confidence and now I feel like I can do anything.”

Flamingo also made references to different parts of the world. During a clue video, she said, “I feel like I’m living in a fantasy,” and showed imagery of a tropical island home called “Mon chateau.” There were also nods to the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and a mariachi band, which led the judges to speculate that the Flamingo has ties to Mexico. Either way, it seems as though the mystery figure is well-cultured and well-traveled.

The Flamingo has shown an affinity for the color pink, not only through her costume but the rest of the decor in her clue videos. She also used the phrase “zootube,” which has led many to speculate that the celebrity under the mask could be someone who posts videos on YouTube. Given Flamingo’s comments about cosmetics (“I love this mask as much as I love mascara”), it could be someone who does makeup videos.

Finally, the colorful performer vowed to “rock this competition until feathers fall off” and said, “It’s about time this badass birdie got to show her feathers again.”

Guess for the Flamingo on ‘The Masked Singer’

The going theory is that Flamingo is actually Adrienne Bailon-Houghton. The former Cheetah Girls star has proven herself to be a talented singer, even though she doesn’t sing professionally, and she has a YouTube channel called “All Things Adrian” where she discusses makeup and other topics.

Bailon-Houghton has denied being a part of the series. “Every time I’m trending, I’m always concerned, like what is happening here. It’s odd,” she told Too Fab, adding that she doesn’t even watch The Masked Singer. That said, fans haven’t stopped from piecing the clues together and believing that she is the one under the costume.

The panel of judges have thrown out Bailon-Houghton’s name as a possibility on numerous occasions, but there are celebrities who have been named as well, including Fantasia, Bella Thorne and celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels.

‘The Real’s’ Host, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Reveals What Inspired Her Weight Loss

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton has shared much of her personal life and struggles with the utmost honesty as a co-host on the FOX daytime talk show The Real. Viewers have participated in her journey in love – from her ending an engagement with a long term boyfriend to her marrying the man of her dreams when she wed Israel Houghton – she’s held very little back. The former Cheetah Girl recently opened up about her weight loss journey.

Adrienne Houghton | 2019 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Bailon-Houghton initially told Hola! that she decided to make the switch to become vegan out of a desire to prepare her body to carry a child. Though that may have been part of it, she revealed in a recent video on her YouTube channel that insecurities related to her weight gain – and negative comments on social media – caused her to take her health more seriously.

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton shares how she got healthy

On a vlog posted to her YouTube channel Absolutely Adrienne, Bailon-Houghton said that she first dedicated herself to getting healthy this past summer. After spending years dieting on and off but always managing to gain the weight back, she made the decision to change her overall lifestyle and not take up another fad diet. Becoming vegan was her method to transition into healthier practices.

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One of the first things she did was cut out bread and pasta. “I recognize that it makes me feel sluggish,” she said. “It fills me up very quickly but it has no nutrients. And I recognized there were other alternatives that I have found to love just as much.”

Ezekiel bread and rice cakes became a go-to alternative for her. She also loves popcorn, lentil soup and commits to drinking a gallon of water a day.

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Bailon-Houghton says that she was able to stick to her changes with the support of her husband and by keeping up with both positive and negative comments as she went through the process.

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton reveals what inspired her lifestyle change

Bailon-Houghton said that there were two things that made her want to adopt a healthier eating lifestyle. She’d gained a significant amount of weight over the past few years and began to have self-esteem issues. On top of her own personal desire to shed the pounds, criticism from fans didn’t help. She noticed a lot of nasty comments about her weight gain online.

“You guys have also inspired me in a major way, some in good ways, and some in bad ways. Some of your comments that were like, why does she have seven chins,” she said. “Or why does she look a certain way, that was something that I turned into fuel to be the best version of myself.”

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This wasn’t her first experience with dealing with negative comments about her weight. In 2018 vlog, she opened up about how those remarks made her feel.

“If I’m honest, my weight gain in the last few years has been like a struggle for me where I’m like, I never looked at myself as being overweight,” she said. “And it was weird to hear so many comments at one point that I was fat, and ‘Oh my God, she let herself go!’ I was like, ‘Whoa.’ So that was a little bit weird.”

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Bailon-Houghton lost weight once before for her wedding to haughtiness. She’s confident that this time, the weight will stay off due to her complete lifestyle change. She shares tips on her YouTube channel from time to time and also keeps her fans updated via her Instagram account.

  • The Masked Singer fans are certain the Flamingo is The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon Houghton.
  • The 36-year-old has insisted that she isn’t on the competition series because of her schedule, but the clues continue to point to her.
  • Fox will air the season 2 finale on Wednesday, December 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

Ahead of the season 2 finale, Adrienne Bailon Houghton is standing her ground that she’s isn’t the Flamingo in season 2 of The Masked Singer.

“We’re so busy, I’m up at 4 o’clock in the morning doing The Real,” she explains to GoodHousekeeping.com. “So, especially now with launching so many new projects … I see tweets coming in and I’m like, ‘What is happening here?’”

Whether or not you believe The Real co-host though, more evidence continues to pile up. In one clue package, the Flamingo is seen holding an apple (Adrienne was born in the “Big Apple,” also known as New York City). What’s more, the Flamingo claimed that they once attended a “medical training school.” According to reports, Adrienne once wanted to be an obstetrician.


Besides all of that, while discussing her partnership with HomeGoods, Adrienne made it clear that she’s a big fan of the color pink. As fans of The Masked Singer know, the Flamingo declared early on in the season that they love pink, as well.

“I’ve always been about rose gold everything, and I spotted so many great rose gold pieces,” she says about shopping for holiday decor at HomeGoods. “I love that now, going into 2020, the options are endless of your Christmas décor can be.”

Sure, rose gold doesn’t exactly match the exact shade of the Flamingo, but have you seen Adrienne’s Instagram? It’s pink, pink, and more pink! And despite continuing to deny her participation in the competition series, she didn’t completely dismiss the opportunity, either.

“I would consider ,” she says. “I think we had Joey Fatone on The Real last season and he said he had fun doing it. Both me and were like, ‘Sure, we’d do a singing show.’ I’d sign up for American Idol today. I love to sing, so that would be fun.”

Masked Singers fans know from past competitors that denying is part of the game. In season one, Joey Fatone outwardly denied being the Rabbit only to later reveal himself as the character. “I … am not on that show. I’m not the platypus or bunny or unicorn or whatever the h–l you call it,” he told Page Six.

Although having an early call time of 4 a.m. sounds like a legitimate reason not to participate, it doesn’t necessarily mean Adrienne didn’t have time to be on the show. In fact, Adrienne could’ve worked on The Masked Singer during her Real hiatus, which ran from June to September. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that is around the same time season 2 of The Masked Singer was filmed.

Hmm, suspicious, indeed …

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Adrienne Bailon kept ‘Masked Singer’ a secret from her ‘The Real’ co-hosts

Adrienne Bailon did a good job keeping her “Masked Singer” role a secret.

The singer, 36, who came in third place on the reality singing competition this season, didn’t even tell her co-hosts on “The Real.”

In a pre-recorded segment, Bailon was seated with Tamera Mowry, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, who were about to welcome an unknown finalist from the finale.

“We don’t know who is the winner,” Love told viewers. “But we scored an exclusive interview with a ‘Masked Singer’ finalist. So, this is going to be a total surprise. We don’t know who the finalist is.”

Bailon kept up the act, saying, “They’re going to come in through this door.”

Then, she jumped up and shouted, “I am the flamingo!”

The reveal prompted Mowry to scream, while Mai jumped out of her chair yelling “I knew it, I knew it!”

“I made it to the finals, it was me!” Bailon continued.

Mowry said she already expected the flamingo to be Bailon.

USA TODAY predicted that Bailon was the flamingo too, thanks to clues that she hinted at throughout the competition.

In addition to the “ZooTube” comment, she also referred to herself as a “chica,” and Bailon, who’s Latina, speaks Spanish. The flamingo also described herself as a “triple threat,” and Bailon is a singer/dancer, actress and talk-show host.

The fox, which was revealed to be Wayne Brady, was the season’s winner. The rottweiler, revealed to be Chris Daughtry, placed second.

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Parents often teach their kids to fit in. But for award-winning Latina talk show host Adrienne Bailon-Houghton—who grew up with Spanish-speaking parents from Ecuador and Puerto Rico and attended ESL classes until she was in second grade—standing out was her only path to success.

“Any time that I tried to blend in, mix in, or whitewash myself so to speak, the opportunities never opened up for me,” she told NBC News. “But when I embraced my full Latinidad, used that part of me that stands out, things have always worked better.”

Bailon-Houghton got her start in the entertainment business after Latin pop icon Ricky Martin asked her and other church choir singers to sing back-up at a concert.

She later joined the popular Disney pop group “The Cheetah Girls,” as well as other music bands, before moving onto daytime T.V. Bailon-Houghton is the first Latina talk show cohost to win an Emmy for “The Real.”

“I think that there is something to be said about being true to who you are,” she said. “What is meant for you will be for you. And those doors will be opened because you are being authentic.”

Bailon-Houghton said she owes much of her success to people who are looking for that diversity and authenticity and is now using her experience to seize on new opportunities.

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Get a head start on the morning’s top stories. Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, host of the new Digital Facebook show, “Wear it Well.”

In 2018, the daytime television host teamed up with the lifestyle production company Kin to launch her first digital show—All Things Adrienne. The beauty and fashion show accrued over 100 million views and 1.5 million followers on YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms.

Last week, Bailon-Houghton teamed up again with Kin to launch a second digital show on Facebook. Wear It Well, which follows the daytime television host and her girlfriends as they try to find that “perfect fit” in clothes. And just like “The Real” and “All Things Adrienne,” the show is driven by diversity.

“We want women to get comfortable in their own skin. To know that there isn’t anything you can’t wear. It’s just finding the right fit and making you feel comfortable in it,” she said.

Bailon-Houghton hopes that her success will inspire women to embrace and celebrate their differences, just like other groundbreaking women inspire her today.

“I’m a huge fan of the Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno. She was the third person to win an EGOT ,” she said. “And as a talk show host, I owe a lot to Cristina, our Latina Oprah,” referring to talk show host Cristina Saralegui.

Bailon-Houghton can’t resist, though, giving another shout-out to her parents.

“My dad actually came to this country when he was 35 years old,” she told NBC News. “That’s how old I am now . I can’t imagine going to another country, not speaking the language, and creating a new life for myself at that age.”

And when she thinks about the ways her Ecuadorian dad and Puerto Rican mom persevered in New York, Bailon-Houghton looks to the future with confidence.

“You ask me what I want to do in the future? I have a list of goals. I can read them off to you,” she said laughing. “I’d love to branch off into fashion and home and decor. I’d like to become the little Latina Martha Stewart. And maybe even write a book.”

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Adrienne Bailon-Houghton Shares How Her Latinidad Inspired Her Latest Business Venture, XIXI

Adrienne Bailon, Founder of XIXI

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Adrienne Bailon-Houghton credits her upbringing for the peaks of her success. As a producer, a daytime television host, and the founder of the faith-based jewelry brand, XIXI, Bailon has pushed her career to new realms all while holding on to her purpose and why.

“I am so proud to represent what it means to be Latina and I embrace and embody it in everything do,” shares Bailon-Houghton. “We’ve seen major shifts in entertainment over the past decade with top networks pursuing diversity and creating a movement which opened doors for me every step of my career. I identify as Latina and my upbringing was rooted in hispanic culture – I am the child of an immigrant; I have a father who doesn’t speak English; I grew up bilingual with Latino food and music and I’m proud to speak Spanglish on daytime television. Ultimately, I think my authenticity and Latinidad is what has led to my success.”

For Bailon-Houghton being able to build a connection with her community, over six years of co-hosting The Real and across her own social platforms, is what has given her the inspiration to bring even more of herself to her projects.

“The Real has had a profound impact on my career and I’m immensely proud to be on the show,” notes Bailon-Houghton. “It’s allowed us into people’s homes 5 days a week. Our audience has gotten to know a sillier, crazier and more opinionated side of me. They have witnessed all of the hosts grow individually and form this sisterhood and this bond over six seasons. Together we earned an Emmy Award which is a huge milestone and even more so because it is something we can share.”

Now, Bailon-Houghton has ventured into the jewelry business with XIXI, a family inspired brand.

“Jewelry has been a big part of my life and is somewhat nostalgic,” shares Bailon-Houghton. “Growing up, I received jewelry for every birthday and celebration and holiday. I have a huge love and appreciation for jewelry, because it’s generational which makes it that much more meaningful.”

Below Bailon-Houghton shares her advice for other Latina entrepreneurs, what her hopes are for XIXI, and what her biggest business lessons have been.

Vivian Nunez: When you walked on set for the first time, what did it feel like knowing you were the first Latina daytime talk show host?

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton: It’s powerful to show four women getting along, sharing our stories and journeys, and it has opened me up to new ideas and self-discovery. I have learned that we shouldn’t be afraid of sharing our truths or of being wrong. There is something freeing in telling your story to an audience and I am forever grateful for this experience.

Although it was such an honor to earn the title of the first Latina daytime talk show host on English language television, and to be entrusted with representing the Hispanic community in that space – it was also shocking to me. It was a bittersweet moment, because I was saddened that in 2013 I was the first Latina to have this role.

Nunez: What has been your biggest lesson learned throughout the trajectory of your career?

Bailon-Houghton: I have learned the power of authenticity. I believe the right doors will open for you if you remain true to yourself and that authenticity is key in realizing your destiny. Viewers and consumers are attracted to what is real and authentic and I think my candidness and authenticity has been a driving force in my success.

Nunez: What inspired you to launch XIXI?

Bailon-Houghton: XIXI was inspired by my family and my faith. I wanted the company to have meaning and purpose and to celebrate everyday women. I wanted XIXI to be attainable for my audience because I was my audience, and where high-fashion brands are typically aspirational, it was important that I offer a luxury experience that consumers could reasonably afford. I am meticulous with the overall design and production of our pieces, down to presentation, packaging and imagery.

In developing XIXI I recreated some of the signature pieces in my personal jewelry collection — a praying hands necklace given to me by my grandmother; a Jesus necklace from my aunt; a diamond choker that my husband gave to me for our first wedding anniversary; etc. — these were all a part of my first collection, Faith and Familia which launched in November 2018 and sold out in three days. We have since expanded to include five additional collections, Summer Solstice, Star of Wonder, It Is Written, La Vie En Rose and Classic Bohemien and XIXI Essentials Collection which launched September 2019.

Nunez: How have you navigated both designing XIXI and growing the business side?

Bailon-Houghton: It’s been a huge learning experience all around. I design everything myself; I sketch out designs to send to our manufacturers who then make multiple samples. I sit with the designs for about a week, wearing each piece to test closures and fit, and send back feedback. I also post them on social media to gauge reactions. It’s a long process but it’s worth it.

On the business side…the importance of listening to our audience and shaping our operations to best satisfy their expectations from product quality to presentation to timing to price. Understanding the intricacies of profit margins and balancing quality and cost. Affordability is paramount for our clientele, while maintaining quality and design is necessary to us as a company, we’ve learned to not sacrifice either for a larger profit margin. Our clients trust that they are getting a quality product and that is what keeps them coming back.

Nunez: What advice do you have for other Latinas who are looking to pursue their passions?

Bailon-Houghton: As a female-founder and business owner, It’s important to me that I use my platform to send the elevator back down and empower as many people, and particularly women and minorities, as possible. As I got further along on my journey, I learned the importance of ownership, especially as a minority, I recognize the power of building businesses on my own and my ability to do so successfully. I think there are a lot of people who don’t want to take the risk of investing in their own projects, but investing in yourself, as a woman, as an entrepreneur, is key in maintaining your vision and control of how your brand is put into the world.

I want women and girls and Latinas to know that we can create opportunities for ourselves in markets where we don’t already see representation. Latinas can make a lasting impact in any industry and I want my successes and brand and businesses to serve as proof that we are truly capable of accomplishing anything.

From even before the second season of The Masked Singer premiered on September 25, fans had their guesses about the Flamingo’s identity. Using their best detective skills, fans came up with a guess that was pretty difficult to argue with. And during the finale on Dec. 18, they were proven to be right all along.

Who is the Flamingo on The Masked Singer?

From the first episode, fans pointed out that the Flamingo was likely a professional singer — specifically Adrienne Houghton (né Bailon), a former member of the girl groups 3LW and Cheetah Girls. During the two-hour finale, the Flamingo came in third, and her mask came off to reveal the truth. She was indeed Adrienne Houghton.

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Even though fans were on that track from the beginning, Houghton tried to throw them off.
The day after The Masked Singer premiered, Houghton attempted to dispell the rumors on The Real.

“I literally don’t understand how people can think I can do this show at 4 o’clock in the morning and that show at night, let’s start there,” she said during the segment. “I actually think it’s really flattering ’cause people are saying really nice things, so that’s dope, but at the same time the answer is no.”

However, all the clues for the Flamingo hinted towards Houghton all season long. In one clue package, she also was seen holding an apple — seemingly a reference to the Big Apple, where Houghton was born. The Flamingo also let slip that she once attended a “medical training school.” Life&Style reported that Houghton once wanted to be an obstetrician. As much as Houghton tried to deny that she was the Flamingo, the judges and the fans were adamant that she was.

the flamingo is still Adrienne Bailon and you can’t change my mind #TheMaskedSinger

— Haley (@haleydowns) October 17, 2019

Although judge Robin Thicke guess Fantasia for many weeks and Ken Jeong guessed everyone from Fergie to Jessica Simpson, Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger were team Houghton for weeks. By the time the finale rolled around, Thicke jumped on the bandwagon and also guess Houghton.

For viewers with easy access to Google, Houghton was pretty much the only option based on all the clues. One of them was that she went through a period of time where she hated her singing voice. Fans on Twitter were quick to point out that Houghton said as much on The Real. “I’m scared to fail, I don’t like the sound of my own voice,” she said.

The Flamingo is Adrienne Bailon..shes said before on the real that she didnt like her voice at one point.. #TheMaskedSinger pic.twitter.com/8aiQhDH7MU

— Jazzie🖤⚔ (@Witch_OfEastEnd) November 7, 2019

As for the Flamingo’s physical clue, it was an NAACP award. Earlier in 2019, Houghton won an NAACP Image Award along with her fellow hosts from The Real for Outstanding Talk Series. Other revealing clues include the Flamingo speaking in Spanish in one of her clue packages, and that’s a language Houghton is very familiar with. Her Nov. 20 clue package also included mentions of the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower. Fans on Twitter quickly noted that one of Houghton’s Cheetah Girls movies took place in India, where the Taj Mahal is. She also got married in Paris near the Eiffel Tower.

In the Dec. 10 pre-performance video, the Flamingo discussed how she sang in her church choir growing up, but merely considered it a hobby and never thought to pursue it for fear of failing. But, as it turns out, Houghton’s “hobby” is what launched her to fame. According to TV Guide, Houghton was discovered while performing with her church choir at Madison Square Garden. Following the performance, the Flamingo said she was, “baptized in Israel.” Houghton’s husband is named Israel.

I think The Flamingo could be Adrienne Bailon Houghton. She got married in Paris and The Cheetah Girls 3 movie was filmed in India. #TheMaskedSinger

— SAILOR SATURN ♄ (@honeynation) November 21, 2019

Robin, you’re right Flamingo has been all around the world… #TheMaskedSinger pic.twitter.com/x8Ngbsr8sK

— Caitlin S. (@kikabelle) November 21, 2019

So with all of that evidence, it made so much sense that Houghton would be under the mask. And even though she came in third, Houghton was really happy with her journey. She said that the show helped her “break out of the box” that she put herself in. “Even though I’ve doubted myself, I’m determined, I’m hard working, and I have truly had the time of my life. So I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.”

No, Houghton. Thank you for gracing us with your presence and your voice. Flamingo forever!

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Could this ‘American Idol’ winner from NC be the Flamingo on ‘The Masked Singer’? | Raleigh News & Observer

Just when we were getting used to the possibility of Chris Daughtry being the Rottweiler on Fox’s “The Masked Singer” show, fans started floating the idea that Fantasia Barrino could be the Flamingo — and our minds are just blown.

Two North Carolina singers (both “American Idol” alums) competing against each other on “The Masked Singer”?

Could it be?

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‘Masked Singer’ clues for Fantasia as Flamingo

“Masked Singer” judge Robin Thicke has guessed the Flamingo is Fantasia on a couple of shows, and guest judge Anthony Anderson agreed. Further, Vegas odds-making sites have been giving Fantasia excellent odds as the Flamingo.

Here are some of the clues that point to Fantasia as Flamingo.

▪ Flamingo mentioned in an early episode that she “danced, sung and acted my way to the top.”

Fantasia, a High Point native, got her start on the third season of “American Idol” — in fact, she won! Her albums have been hits (multiple Grammy nominations over the course of her career and one win, so far) and she won a Theatre World Award for her role as Celie in the Broadway musical “The Color Purple.” Getting first place on “Idol,” winning a Grammy and appearing on Broadway can all certainly be considered “the top.”

▪ Flamingo displayed an NAACP Image Award on stage with her after one “Masked Singer” performance, saying it’s a clue to her identity.

Fantasia has won three NAACP Image Awards.

▪ In one episode, Flamingo mentioned “living in a fantasy.”

It’s right there in the name!

▪ Flamingo’s voice is incredible. It’s why she’s considered a favorite to win the show.

It does sound like Fantasia, especially in the “Lady Marmalade” performance.

If not Fantasia, who else could Flamingo be?

As much as we like the pro-Fantasia clues, there are actually more arguments against Fantasia than for her.

For one, Flamingo has insisted she is not a professional singer and said at one point she used to hate the sound of her own voice. Fantasia is absolutely a professional singer.

Flamingo once alluded to having a multicultural background, showing photos of Paris and the Taj Mahal.

She has mentioned giving online beauty tips and said early in the show she was so nervous she was “shaking in my feathers.”

All of these clues seem to point to Adrienne Bailon Houghton.

Houghton is a former member of the group “The Cheetah Girls,” which had a song called “Shake a Tail Feather.” She has at times said she doesn’t like the sound of her voice.

Houghton has a YouTube channel where she gives online beauty tips, filmed a movie in India and was married by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

She has also won an NAACP Image Award.

That’s a pretty strong case for Houghton, but we’ll just have to wait and see.


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Youtube Is Adrienne Bailon the Flamingo on ‘The Masked Singer’?

The Flamingo has impressed the judges and fans alike this season on The Masked Singer.

Tonight’s two-hour finale will reveal the identities of the final competitors: the Rottweiler, the Fox, and the Flamingo. What do we know about the Flamingo? Are audiences convinced which celebrity has belted it out under the pink costume each week?

Read on for the top clues and guesses for the Flamingo as of December 18, 2019.

Top Clues for The Flamingo

The Clues: Flamingo | Season 2 Ep. 11 | THE MASKED SINGERCheck out the clues as to who could be under the Flamingo mask. Subscribe now for more The Masked Singer clips: https://fox.tv/Subscribe_TheMaskedSinger Watch more videos from The Masked Singer: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSingerSeason2 Catch full episodes now: https://fox.tv/maskedsingeryt Like The Masked Singer on Facebook: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSinger_FB Follow The Masked Singer on Twitter: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSinger_TW Follow The Masked Singer on Instagram: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSinger_IG Like FOX on Facebook: ‪http://fox.tv/FOXTV_FB‬‬ Follow FOX on Twitter: ‪http://fox.tv/FOXTV_Twitter‬‬ THE MASKED SINGER is television’s #1 new show, captivating a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers in its record-breaking debut. The singing competition series is hosted by Nick Cannon and features panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke. The show features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Season Two boasts 16 celebrity singers in all-new costumes and masks, including The Flamingo, The Leopard and The Egg. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Ranging from Grammy Award winners to legendary athletes, and everything in between, the singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing his or her true identity. It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “whosungit!” The Clues: Flamingo | Season 2 Ep. 11 | THE MASKED SINGER https://www.youtube.com/c/MaskedSingerFOX #TheMaskedSinger 2019-12-12T01:40:43.000Z

  • Last week, the Flamingo shared that growing up, she loved singing in the church choir, which, she adds, was just a hobby. She says, “I was afraid I’d fail if I took it any further. Making it this far is proof I didn’t fail.”
  • In one scene in her clues video, three men are holding objects: a cheetah-print suitcase, a basketball, and pancakes. The Flamingo says, “With a little sass and a lot of tail-feather, this bedazzled beat is going to win that golden mask.”
  • Earlier in the season, the Flamingo said she loved her mask as much as she loves mascara.
  • In the background of one of the clues videos, we see a book in her bedroom that says “Spanish”.
  • At another point in time, the Flamingo can be seen holding up a fluorescent light bulb and saying, “It’s about time this badass birdie got to show her feathers again.”
  • In other segments, the Flamingo is wearing huge jewelry, and there’s a framed photo of the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal. She says the experience on The Masked Singer is “teaching her to love her voice for the first time in years.”

Top Guesses for The Flamingo

Flamingo Performs “Hallelujah” By Jeff Buckley | Season 2 Ep. 11 | THE MASKED SINGERFlamingo Performs “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley for the judges. Subscribe now for more The Masked Singer clips: https://fox.tv/Subscribe_TheMaskedSinger Watch more videos from The Masked Singer: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSingerSeason2 Catch full episodes now: https://fox.tv/maskedsingeryt Like The Masked Singer on Facebook: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSinger_FB Follow The Masked Singer on Twitter: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSinger_TW Follow The Masked Singer on Instagram: https://fox.tv/TheMaskedSinger_IG Like FOX on Facebook: ‪http://fox.tv/FOXTV_FB‬‬ Follow FOX on Twitter: ‪http://fox.tv/FOXTV_Twitter‬‬ THE MASKED SINGER is television’s #1 new show, captivating a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers in its record-breaking debut. The singing competition series is hosted by Nick Cannon and features panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke. The show features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Season Two boasts 16 celebrity singers in all-new costumes and masks, including The Flamingo, The Leopard and The Egg. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Ranging from Grammy Award winners to legendary athletes, and everything in between, the singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing his or her true identity. It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “whosungit!” Flamingo Performs “Hallelujah” By Jeff Buckley | Season 2 Ep. 11 | THE MASKED SINGER https://www.youtube.com/c/MaskedSingerFOX #TheMaskedSinger 2019-12-12T01:41:32.000Z

Adrienne Bailon is the frontrunner when it comes to the Flamingo. And according to a recent poll by the popular sports betting site Gold Derby, 73% of fans think that Bailon is hiding behind the mask. 9% believe it could be singer and TV star, Jessica Simpson.

When it comes to the judges, Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger think it’s Adrienne, while Ken believes it’s Jessica.

We’re confident that Bailon is under the mask. Not only was she a member of The Cheetah Girls (one of the men in her clues video was twirling a cheetah-print suitcase), but the Flamingo has said that she once attended a medical training school. Good Housekeeping points out that Balon once wanted to be an obstetrician.

The outlet also notes that Bailon is a huge fan of the color pink, and the Flamingo is also a fan of pink.

Bailon has publicly denied being on the show. Speaking on her TV talk show, The Real, she explains that she wakes up at 4 o’clock in the morning to tape, so it would be impossible to do that and then go to rehearsals for The Masked Singer.

Perhaps the biggest giveaway is her voice itself. The Flamingo’s vocals are a perfect match to Bailon’s singing voice.

Be sure to tune into the finale of The Masked Singer to find out who will walk away the winner of Season 2.

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