The Mushroom has been a fan favorite since his very first performance during Group C’s debut on The Masked Singer. Over the course of season 4, the celebrity underneath the Mushroom mask has proven he’s an incredible artist. Now he’s facing off with Crocodile and Sun in The Masked Singer season 4 finale, which airs Dec. 16. Let’s take a look back at the top clues about the Mushroom.
In the Mushroom’s first clue package, the celebrity first revealed he is a “healer and a scholar.” The Mushroom noted that he “started out in a rat race in a job that may surprise you.” However, then his world “turned upside down,” and he got his shot at turning his “hobby into a career.”
His clue packages revealed a number of physical hints, including what looked like a Star Search stage. The masked celeb finally got a chance to be in the “‘shroom where it happens.” The Mushroom also included gardening tools in his package and stressed that now he helps others grow and prosper.
In the Mushroom’s third clue package, Mushroom’s “secret confidant” revealed Mushroom was class president in high school and had over a 4.0 GPA. Mushroom also noted that “the name that I go by now was not my name when I first sprouted,” which means he has a stage name. The masked singer dropped hints about his upbringing, saying he had “totally different roots” and was “around strange food and customs.”
The panel guesses have ranged from Donald Glover to Usher to Frank Ocean. Many fans are convinced that the Mushroom is Pose star Billy Porter. Not only has he been on Broadway, but he also won the national talent show Star Search. Fans are also throwing out the possibility of Jordan Fisher. He got his start on Disney Channel, which the “rat race” clue could be a nod to, and played John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Hamilton. Others are set on Mushroom being singer Aloe Blacc. Before he became a major singer, Aloe worked at the company Ernst & Young, which could be the “job” that surprises us. The Masked Singer season 4 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX.