Season 8 of The Masked Singer has started with a new premise and people are captivated. The legendary reality TV competition resumed for its final chapter on Wednesday evening, September 28, 2022, after a successful debut show that discovered two hidden superstars. The Panther and Pi-Rat, two new superstars in disguise, were introduced to fans this week. The second episode, titled Vegas Night, started with the Panther taking center stage, sending his heart out to Nina Simone’s Feeling Good.
The judges were totally confused and couldn’t figure out who the singer in disguise was. However, fans on social media have made a prediction. Fans speculated on Twitter that the celebrity hiding behind the Panther’s mask was none other than Montell Jordan.
In The Masked Singer Season 8 Episode 2, fans assume Montell Jordan is the Panther.
Fans theorized on Twitter that the Panther was Montell Jordan. Many people commented that based on the hints he gave before his performance, they were sure it was the singer-songwriter. Here are some reasons why fans believe the Panther on The Masked Singer Season 8 Episode 2 is Montell Jordan.
The Panther revealed in his clue pack,
“I’m lucky enough to be here on Vegas Night because one of the most important things I’ve learned is to always bet on yourself.”
The Masked Artist contestant also said he met Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce. During his monologue, he also revealed that for a short time people thought he was dead and attended his funeral. The Panther said it was during that strange time that he realized the significance of one’s legacy. As a result, he decided to start all over again to show everyone that he is “a scholar, a son, a lover and a leader”.
The Masked Singer star also said he appeared on the program to show that no one could define him. You could see a basketball, a photo of Beyonce, a walking stick, a street in the city, news reports announcing his death, and two signs with “def” and “ense” in his visual package. There was also a VCR called Panthers Creed. And as if it wasn’t enough to confuse the judges, the Panther hinted at the podium. The Panther displayed a globe and a sign that read “Victory” for its Vegas Night cue. He revealed,
“Panther thinks that triumph is more than just winning; victory means everything to me.”
The judges were wrong in their guesses that the disguised singer could be Andre Drummond, Sam Richardson, Brian McKnight, Lamar Odom or Billy Porter. The Panther was defeated in the Battle Royale between the Panther and the Harp. When he revealed himself, he revealed that he was Montell Jordan. Fans anticipating Jordan’s identity were ultimately correct. Meanwhile, the judges were surprised to find that it was the pastor himself.