This week, Fox officially kicked off the Masked Singer spin-off series the Masked Dancer. Rather than singing, contestants perform choreographed routines while protecting their true identities under elaborate costumes.
Now, it looks like the first contestant has finally been unmasked and viewers know now who was hiding underneath the Disco Ball costume.
Although the Masked Singer spin-off has just begun, the Masked Dancer has already said goodbye to its first contestant – Disco Ball. Following their choreographed performance to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk,” many viewers flocked to social media to share their predictions.
I think the Disco Ball on Masked Dancer is Lionel Richie🤔
— TASCO Of DIZOBEDIENT (@TASCO9) December 28, 2020
Hmmmm disco ball did have those great moments town moves and great old school snazzy attitude i might agree with smoky Robinson that’s a possibility for masked dancers
— Angela Slotkin (@angela_slotkin) December 28, 2020
— Gaby Gomez (@gabygomez216) December 28, 2020
— Kevin Glennon (@kevinglennon) December 28, 2020
My guesses: hammerhead- Ryan Lochte, Tulip- Gabby Douglas, cricket- either Ian Ziering or Ashton Keutcher, Disco Ball- Ice T, Exotic Bird- Julie Ertz
— Vinnie Spano (@vj022) December 28, 2020
I think the hammerhead is Joel McHale, Exotic Bird is Ayesha Curry and Disco Ball…Ice T 😬#MaskedDancer
— DaVida Chanel (@davidachanel) December 28, 2020
Following Disco Ball’s performance, the judges had a lot of varied guesses on who the contestant could be. Brian Austin Green thought it was LL Cool J, Ken Jeong guessed Smokey Robinson, Paula Adbul guessed Ving Rhames and Ashley Tisdale believed it might be Lionel Richie.
However, it looks like those predictions about Ice-T were correct. This week, the Body Count member was officially unmasked as Disco Ball on the Masked Dancer. It turns out Disco Ball gave quite a few obvious clues hinting at Ice-T.
From saying he was ready to “serve and protect” to showing a shark fin, both of these clues were in reference to his Law And Order: SVU character Odafin “Fin” Tutuola. As well, his clue montage even included actual ice tea.
Ice-T recently told Variety he was hesitant to join the Fox show at first.
“I told [my manager], ‘Yo, my dancing days are over,’” Ice-T says. “I used to breakdance but now I can [just] breakdance in my mind. My bones aren’t moving with the same speed… I used to do martial arts, so I could kick you in your head. Right now I throw that same kick and aim it at your head, it’s probably going to hit you somewhere in your pant pocket. The elevation just ain’t there no more.”
Ice-T unmasking on the Masked Dancer is available to watch below. Despite some of the varied predictions, many viewers were shocked to learn it was Ice-T under the Disco Ball costume.
hahahahahahah what the fuck we turned on the Masked Dancer and I guessed disco ball was @FINALLEVEL NOT from his dance moves, but literally just him saying ‘possibly’ in response to a judges question???
— 🌙Alicia (@acalderwood) December 28, 2020
— Kaialis J. Bennings (@KaialisBennings) December 28, 2020
masked dancer just reminded me how well i know my man @FINALLEVEL ! i see you OG!
— mickey st jameson (@tmacBrass) December 28, 2020
SHOUTOUT TO @FINALLEVEL KILLIN THE GAME ON THE MASKED DANCER
— Evan (@EvanCooney0717) December 28, 2020
NOT ICE T ON THE MASKED DANCER IM YELLING
— ashley (@thebarriosbest) December 28, 2020
Did you think Ice-T was Disco Ball on the Masked Dancer? Who do you think some of the other contestants are? Let us know in the comments below.