Caterpillar On 'Masked Singer'? Theories On Boy Bander
Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees won The Masked Singer in May. In Season 6, another boy bander may take home the trophy. After the Caterpillar sang his first song in the Oct. 13 episode, Jenny McCarthy said, This definitely touched my heart strings, and to me, this seemed like a frontrunner performance, you guys.
The Caterpillar appeared as the last performer of Group B dressed in a colorful pink and yellow suit. He immediately blew the judges away with his soulful rendition of Beyoncs If I Were A Boy, even bringing Nicole Scherzinger to tears. Because of his wide vocal range and ability to strike the high notes, the judges immediately assumed that Caterpillar is AJ McLean from Backstreet Boys or pop singer Aaron Carter. (Carter was never in a boy band himself, but is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys lead singer Nick Carter.)
Its hard to tell if any of these guesses are correct on the basis of only one performance, but they do match up with some of the suggestions Caterpillar gave. Caterpillar stated in his first clue package that he chose the costume because his life has been all about metamorphosis. He said that things werent always great at home growing up, so he rebelled a lot. He left home at a young age and experienced homelessness at some point. He ended up in jail after stealing to make ends meet. Though some said that "hed never be worth anything," he eventually found fame. A photograph of the Great Lakes, as well as a basketball, gave hints.
Robin Thicke posited that the basketball could stand for BB or Backstreet Boys. The personality, the sense of humor, and the voice prompted him to guess Howie Dorough, then AJ McLean. McCarthy noted that AJ McLean was known as the bad boy of Backstreet Boys, but McLennon has never been arrested like Caterpillar. He endured years of substance abuse, causing him to seek treatment in the early 2000s. Nick Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boy group, has been arrested for allegedly getting into nefarious conduct in 2002 in 'a bar fight in Florida. While this would align more with Caterpillars story, Carter has already appeared on The Masked Singer as the Crocodile in Season 4. Nick Carters brother Aaron is still an option, although that leaves Nick Carrick as a possibility. Carter was arrested in 2017 for marijuana possession and driving under the influence, as Ken Jeong pointed out.
Another hint for Caterpillar was given in a Sept. 12 tweet from the official Masked Singer account. Im not certain who I am yet, but I would say a Taylor would. He added, referring to a photo of Taylor Swift. Is it possible that Caterpillar was a boy bander Swift dated, like Joe Jonas? Or perhaps it's her friend Ed Sheeran, who lived with homelessness before becoming famous. Its still unclear wholl be hiding under the mask, but given Caterpillar s debut, it may take a while to figure it out.