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Who was Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US?

The Masked Singer season 7 Team Cuddly
Who could Thingamabob be in The Masked Singer US? (Image credit: Fox)

Who is Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US?

The incredibly random and outlandish Thingamabob is joining The Cuddly team for The Masked Singer US season 7 competition. With large green ears and a sparkly costume, we can’t wait to see Thingamabob rock The Masked Singer stage. And apparently, judge Jenny McCarthy teased that Thingamabob is Thingamajig’s cousin from season 2.

Thingamambob was officially unmasked on episode 3 of The Masked Singer US season 7. Read on to find out who was the voice behind the mask.

Who was Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US?

NFL player Jordan Mailata, an offensive tackle from the Philadelphia Eagles, was revealed to be Thingamabob. Though Philadelphia sports writers seemed to have this one pegged from the get go (specifically The Liberty Line (opens in new tab)), the host were stumped. After previous final guesses from the panelists before being unmasked had Jenny McCarthy guessing Michael Strahan, Ken Jeong throwing out Liam Hemsworth, Nicole Scherzinger going with Dennis Rodman and Robin Thicke guessing JJ Watt.

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A number of fans were upset to see Thingamambob leave though:

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Who is Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US? Thingamabob song picks...

Thingamabob's opening song selection on The Masked Singer US season 7 was a classic from Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead or Alive." Watch the performance directly below:

In week two, Thingamabob opted to go with Ed Sheeran's "Perfect." Check out the performance: 

Thingamabob's final performance in competition was "Classic" by MKTO.

Who is Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US? First clue…

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The first clue for Thingamabob is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which made us think of comedian and actor Kevin Hart, who is best friends with Dwayne Johnson, and their friendship is often branded as a “bromance.” They’ve both starred in a number of movies together including Central Intelligence, Jumanji: The Next Level and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

But seeing Thingamabob on stage and how big he actually seemingly puts Hart, who is known for his diminutive stature, out of the running.

Who is Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US? Show clues...

The Masked Singer US presented its first series of clues for Thingamabob via an introductory video. In it some of the clues that stick out were an ornament of Hotel California, a fishing tackle and net carried by gold-painted pug, a donation jar and an eagle.

After the performance, we also got to see that Thingamabob stands pretty tall next to host Nick Cannon, while he also said that rock music transformed him growing up and that he wants his voice to be the biggest clue.

In episode 2, a "mega clue" for Thingamabob, which are a pair of shields. He responds that "I left my trident backstage, but I still wanted to rock these shields to show America I'm ready for battle."

Clues for Thingamabob in episode 3 took a look back at his childhood. Key components were a kangaroo, a cowboy father, luggage with a bull on it. He also said that when he made a career defining decision he was "blindsided."

Who is Thingamabob in ‘The Masked Singer’ US? Costume clues… 

The Masked Singer season 7 Thingamabob

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Due to the costume looking slightly Gremlin-like we thought we would go with someone who appeared in the Gremlins movie. Comedian, actor, and game show host Howie Mandel is known for voicing the Gremlin Gizmo, as well as appearing in Little Monsters where he plays the monster Maurice. Could dressing up as Thingamabob be an outrageous salute to these wacky roles?

Who is Thingamabob in The Masked Singer US? Theroies...

Like we mentioned up top, Philadelphia sports blog The Liberty Line (opens in new tab) nailed this one from the jump, laying out a pretty convincing argument. Too bad the panelists didn't read the article, as they struggled to identify Mailata as Thingamabob (to be fair, offensive lineman aren't often the most recognizable NFL stars). Previous guesses from the contestants included Jason Momoa, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Omar Benson Miller from CSI: Miami, Metallica singer James Hetfield, wrestler Chris Jericho and NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens.

The Masked Singer US fans voiced their opinions with guesses like Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker and Brian McKnight.

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Our initial guess of wrestling star "Stone Cold" Steve Austin didn't pan out either. 

The Masked Singer US season 7 airs on Fox on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT.

Grace Morris
Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.