It’s that time of the week when the internet is in a frenzy over the unmasking of a hilariously clad human on The Masked Singer. The show revealed the singer that was in the Turtle costume and officially put any rumors that it was Gerard Way to rest.
Back in early-April, Twitter was split about who could possibly be in the rock and roll turtle costume on The Masked Singer. One of the most popular theories amongst viewers of the show is Jesse McCartney.
But, others weren’t too sure. Based on clues the turtle gave, they threw out wild card guesses like the Turtle could be Gerard Way.
On the @MaskedSingerFOX I kept thinking #turtlemask sounded like @JesseMcCartney but now I am wondering if it is Gerard Way who wrote a comic book #TheMaskedSinger gets more challenging to guess each season
— SuperDisneylistic (@superdisneylist) April 2, 2020
The Turtle’s costume does have a very rock ‘n roll vibe with spikes and he moves around like a seasoned frontman on stage. Considering My Chemical Romance has been around for just short of two decades, it’s safe to say that Way has cut his chops in terms of stage presence.
While the voices to particularly match (even though Way is more than capable of throwing off the judges) one of the main supporting pieces of the theory is a particular clue about comic books.
Well, The Masked Singer‘s finale put those Turtle theories to rest with his unmasking. Congratulations to those of you who guess Jesse McCartney because you were absolutely correct.
As we noted, the voices didn’t really match up but that comic book clue really threw everyone for a loop. Well, they explained that. McCartney actually is the voice of Robin in the animated series Young Justice.
Watch a brief clip and the official unmasking below.
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) May 21, 2020
It was the finale though and unfortunately, the Turtle didn’t win. Check out how people are reacting on Twitter.
Of course I knew the turtle was Jesse McCartney on The Masked Singer, I wasn’t a member of the Jesse McCartney fan club in 4th grade for no reason duh….
— dumb bitch (@bitchsangria69) May 21, 2020
The Turtle aka Jesse McCartney was SNUBBED! On The Masked Singer he was the Hands Down best performer on the show!.. smh
— AngryIrishTv (@bdown113) May 21, 2020
Lol everyone who watched the masked singer this season is literally bullying the show because the turtle didn’t win,which I can’t say I blame them🤷🏽♀️Turtle was robbed,it was definitely Jesse McCartneys biggest come back
— HannahG🤟🏼 (@hannahgrayson19) May 21, 2020
I called it all along @JesseMcCartney was the turtle on The masked singer
— mckenzee🤍 (@mckenzee_monroe) May 21, 2020
Yes I watch The Masked Singer and yes I’m upset that the turtle didn’t win
— 𝕭 (@brookekahea) May 21, 2020
The Masked Singer is great at making people guess incorrectly. There was the time everyone thought the leopard was Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie. Another time, judges and fans thought the elephant was blink-182‘s Travis Barker (turns out it was Tony Hawk).
Don’t be upset McCartney didn’t win The Masked Singer. Enjoy the music video for “Beautiful Soul” below.
Did you think the Turtle on The Masked Singer was Gerard Way? Sound off in the comments below!