Who is California Roll on The Masked Singer US?

California Roll on The Masked Singer
California Roll, The Masked Singer (Image credit: FOX)

Every once in a while, The Masked Singer US surprises viewers with not just one contestant hiding behind a mask, but an entire group dressed to the nines in a costume parading as one collective contestant (i.e. when musical act En Vogue was Queen Cobra during season 7 of the show). 

Well, another group took the stage during season 9's New York Week as the very unique California Roll. 

So who is California Roll on The Masked Singer? Let’s look at the clues! 

Who is California Roll on The Masked Singer?

California Roll is none other than a Capella supergroup Pentatonix!

Who is California Roll on The Masked Singer US? Songs

Week 3: In their first week on the show, the five people that make up California Roll sang "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga. 

During the Quarterfinals they performed "Creep" by Radiohead and in the Semifinals they performed "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. 

Who is California Roll on The Masked Singer US? Show clues

Week 1 clues

Celebrity Clue: In California Roll’s first week on the show, their “celebrity” clue is actually announced by some kind of pizza rats/mice. The clue is brought out via a huge slice of pizza and the statement “5 billion and growing, but whose counting” is made. 

Voiceover clue: The most glaring clue is that there are actually five people that make up California Roll. Additionally, their clue package hints that members of the group have been on broadway, have been affiliated with baseball, have a degree from an Ivy League school, used to DJ, are married and somehow have crossed paths with Dolly Parton and Snoop Dogg. 

Semifinals Clues:

Panelist Connection: "Dear Jenny, I know you’ve enjoyed us on the stage. But I think it’s our time on Broadway that you may remember us from."

Voiceover Clue: "I think I speak for all of us that it’s really exciting to be here in the semi-finals. Because we love a little friendly competition, and it’s really nice to flex that creative muscle right now. It’s definitely a full-circle moment. While we were rehearsing and filming, I felt like we were having flashbacks to the first time we performed together. I’m even having some of the same anxiety as before. I remember being so nervous I literally was backstage for ‘Uptown Girl’ just singing it over and over. I was like, am I 19 again? But it’s making us realize how far we’ve come as a group. And as musicians individually. And I think we’re really stretching ourselves creatively. One of the things I love about what we’re doing is we’ve really taken the reins of the creative process. We make it something very much us, but present it to the world as something innovative and creative. Hopefully that will impress the judges and audience and take us to the final round."

Who is California Roll on The Masked Singer US? Guesses

Guesses: Pentatonix,  Pitch Perfect cast and the High School Musical cast

Who is California Roll on The Masked Singer US? Costume clues

The most prominent thing about California Roll's costume is that it actually consists of more than one person dressed as standard pieces of sushi. Based on the small clip below, California Roll is at least three people. The front of one person's costume is covered in green and pink to outline a face, while the front of the other is covered in yellow, pink and green to outline a face. 

Now the third variation of a California Roll costume comes from Twitter. In the Twitter image, the Roll's face is outlined in a reddish pink and the color green. Take a look at the short 360 video of the costumes and the Tweet below. 

Perhaps the word California holds more significance in terms of being a clue. It's entirely possible that the individuals are from the state or have a song where they mention it.  

The Masked Singer US airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox 

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Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.