The Crocodile's journey on The Masked Singer has come to the end of the road. (And no, that' not a hint to his boyband origins.) All season long, the bedazzled reptile has wowed viewers and judges with his moves, voice, and swag. And while that combo was enough to take him to the finals, it didn't get him the crown. Luckily for fans, that means they were able to find out who was the Crocodile sooner than expected.
So who was hiding beneath the Crocodile costume?
It turns out, judge Jenny McCarthy had the right first impression when she guessed former Backstreet Boy member, Nick Carter.
Many people thought Carter was the Turtle on the last season of The Masked Singer, so maybe that inspired him to join season 4. But regardless of the reason, the singer knew he couldn't rest on his laurels.
"I had to pull every trick out of the bag that I had," Carter said after the unmasking. "There are some talented artists that are on this show, and I’m just grateful to be here."
Carter also shared that after being in the business since he was 12 years old, performing on The Masked Singer, "brought me back to what it was like when it all started."
Many people had guessed Carter from day one, noting that the two sounded identical. But there were some non-vocal clues that pointed to him.
The oranges are a nod to Carter's Florida upbringing.
The pirate flag is a tribute to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carter's favorite football team (He loves them so much, he even got a pirate ship tattoo to honor them.)
The dolphins could have been a reference to Carter's desire to save the dolphins.
The connection to guest host Craig Robinson was Carter's appearance in This Is the End.
The American flag is a nod to Carter’s solo album, All American.
The “cult classic movie:” is a nod to his role in Edward Scissorhands.
The black and blue hotel is a clue to the Backstreet Boys’ Black and Blue album.
Though Carter didn't take home the crown, he still wowed everyone who watched this season.
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