The Masked Singer season 9’s third place finisher was California Roll, who was revealed to be a capella singing group, Pentatonix, and there are several other groups who would also be perfect for the mystery singing competition. Pentatonix is a five-member act, which is the largest in Masked Singer history. They brought their signature harmonies to songs such as “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, “Creep” by Radiohead, and “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson.
The Masked Singer season 9’s California Roll was not the first group to compete. That distinction belongs to Hanson, who competed on The Masked Singer season 5 as the Russian Dolls. In season 7, En Vogue appeared as the Queen Cobras, while The Brady Bunch brothers, Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), and Mike Lookinland (Bobby) were revealed to be the Mummies in season 8. Wilson Phillips were the season 8 runner-up, impressing everyone with their distinctive harmonies as the Lambs. There are ten more groups of people who would be ideal Masked Singer contestants because of their voices, which would be recognizable with the help of carefully selected clues.
10 Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem
The Masked Singer has had a long partnership with The Muppets and Sesame Street, hosting theme nights in their honor in seasons 8 and 9, respectively. Kermit the Frog even competed on The Masked Singer season 5 as Snail, placing fourteenth. Who better to follow in his legendary footsteps than the iconic Muppet rock group, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem? With Dr. Teeth as the lead vocalist and keyboardist, Animal drumming, Floyd Pepper singing and playing bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, and Zoot as the saxophonist (and Lips playing the trumpet), they would be an exciting, unexpected, and hard to guess Masked Singer group.
9 Little Big Town
The Masked Singer has had a few country acts in the past, but never a country group. Little Big Town consists of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. They are known for their signature four-part harmonies, which they sing perfectly on their hit singles, “Pontoon,” “Better Man,” “Little White Church,” and “Girl Crush,” among others. Depending on the song, different members of the group take the lead vocals on their tunes. This would give them an air of mystery on The Masked Singer.
8 The Brady Bunch Sisters
After the success of the beloved Brady Bunch brothers on The Masked Singer, it would be fun to see the sisters compete as well. Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan), and Susan Olsen (Cindy), recorded many songs for the show. The Masked Singer is always a treat when it brings a touch of nostalgia to the stage. These three television icons would be delightful additions to the cast.
7 The Cast of How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother was known for its heartfelt and hilarious storylines, but the show also featured the cast’s singing talents. Cast members Josh Radnor (Ted), Neil Patrick Harris (Barney), Jason Segel (Marshall), Alyson Hannigan (Lily), Cobie Smulders (Robin), and Cristin Milioti (she played Tracy, the mother) are multi-talented actors, some of whom have even sung on Broadway.
With How I Met Your Mother musical numbers such as “Super Date,” “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit,” and Robin’s songs as Robin Sparkles (“Let’s Go to the Mall” and “Sandcastles in the Sand),” the cast has proven that they have the singing chops. Of course, they also have hilarious personalities. They’d be perfect Masked Singer contestants. A performance from them would be, as Barney says, “legen … wait for it … dary.”
6 The Go Go’s
The Go Go’s are widely regarded as the most successful all-female rock band in history. Made up of Belinda Carlisle on lead vocals, Charlotte Caffey on lead guitar, Gina Schock on drums, Kathy Valentine on bass, and Jane Wiedlin on rhythm guitar, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. Their songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and “Head Over Heels,” are huge hits, and Belinda’s voice is unmistakable.
Not every Masked Singer contestant has to sing, which was evident when Katharine McPhee and David Foster broke ground on the show as Banana Split. Katharine sang, while David played instruments such as the piano and drums. A reunion of The Go Go’s on The Masked Singer would be a real treat for fans.
5 Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men is known for their top-notch harmonies, so a stint on The Masked Singer could be a fun project for them. They are currently comprised of Nathan Morris, Wanyá Morris, and Shawn Stockman. Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Boyz II Men are known for their singles “Motownphilly,” “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “On Bended Knee,” and “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey. Although their voices are so legendary that they would most likely be guessed correctly immediately, it would still be incredible to hear those harmonies behind the masks.
4 Spice Girls
The Spice Girls are a girl group from England known for their message of girl power. With members Melanie Brown AKA Mel B (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm AKA Mel C (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), they each have a different persona. Their songs “Wannabe,” “Say You’ll Be There,” “2 Become 1,” “Spice Up Your Life,” and “Too Much,” are some of the most enduring hits of the 1990s. They would spice up The Masked Singer stage with their soaring vocals and energetic dance moves. Would a spice rack mask be too obvious for these legends?
3 The Original Broadway Cast of Rent
Rent is one of the classic modern musicals, and its original Broadway cast members have since become some of the biggest stars of the stage and screen. Anthony Rapp (Mark), Adam Pascal (Roger), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Mimi), Jesse L. Martin (Collins), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Angel), Idina Menzel (Maureen), Fredi Walker (Joanne), and Taye Diggs (Benny) made history with the groundbreaking musical. Their harmonies on “Seasons of Love” are iconic, and it would be an honor if they graced The Masked Singer stage.
2 The Cast of Will & Grace
Will & Grace is the history-making sitcom starring Eric McCormack and Debra Messing as best friends, gay lawyer Will Truman and straight interior designer Grace Adler. Sean Hayes played Will’s best friend, aspiring actor Jack McFarland, while Megan Mullally played Karen Walker, Grace’s socialite assistant. The show aired from 1998-2006, and then was rebooted from 2017-2020.
All four of these hilarious comedic actors have won Emmy Awards for their work on the show. They all also happen to have wonderful singing voices, although a running joke on Will & Grace was Grace’s lack of singing talent. Eric, Sean, and Megan have all sung on Broadway in various roles. With their comedic timing and beautiful voices, they would entertain The Masked Singer audience in many ways.
1 New Kids On The Block
New Kids on the Block are one of the most popular and beloved boy bands of all-time. With members Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, and Danny Wood, New Kids on the Block have been stealing hearts, thanks to their incredible vocal talents and dancing. They skyrocketed to superstardom in 1989. Their reunion in 2007 was one of the most anticipated in music history. Donnie previously appeared on The Masked Singer season 5 as Cluedle-Doo, a rooster who provided clues to the contestants’ identities. His reveal shocked everyone, especially his wife, panelist Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg.
While it might be easy for Jenny to guess her husband’s group, it would still be fun for viewers to see the New Kids on the Block on The Masked Singer. Imagine the hilarity if she had a wrong guess for Donnie and his friends. New Kids on the Block have such fun personalities, incredible vocal talent, and showmanship. Although The Masked Singer has had many boy band members compete before, the show has never had a full boy band perform together on stage. If New Kids on the Block eventually put some of their signature dance moves into their performances, viewers would love it.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on FOX.