The Masked Singer delivered a ton of clues Wednesday night for its eleventh episode of Season 5. Chameleon has been one of the contest's most colorful contestants. While the animal-inspired a similar character in the U.K. Masked Singer, the U.S. version's Chameleon has a wild Elvis Presley/Evel Knievel twist. For those wanting to check out the character's talents, the show is streamable each week via FuboTV, which currently has a free trial offer.
We'll be breaking down each of the performances from The Masked Singer's Chameleon, including clues that producers (and Cluedle-Doo) show each week. We'll also note what the judges have been guessing (even if their choices seem a bit off the mark). Scroll through to learn what we know about this singing lizard. Of course, spoilers are ahead.
Season 5, Episode 12
Chameleon said that he has really enjoyed his time with his masked identity and even shared that the character, like him, is all about bringing the confidence. While lifting up a brick on a podium, Chameleon said that it was a bit tough growing up, as he moved around a lot. As he showcased a red double-decker bus on another podium, he explained that he has forged his own path.
In a surprise to absolutely no Masked Singer fan, Chameleon brought the fire to the stage for his performance of Cam’ron’s “Oh Boy.” While the judges have been guessing rappers in recent weeks, guest judge Darius Rucker suggested that it could be an athlete, guessing Larry Fitzgerald. But, the other judges stuck with the rapper narrative, with Jenny McCarthy suggesting Riff Raff and Ken Jeong going with 2 Chainz.
Season 5, Episode 11
Chameleon, once again, brought the swag to the stage. The masked contestant explained that they’re not necessarily a singer, but they felt as though they hit their stride for their third performance of “Hip Hop.” Chameleon also shared that they have a bit of a background in theater and performing, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to viewers who have seen their exciting performances on The Masked Singer. He then said that his “personal hero” is the one and only Jackie Chan.
Chameleon was on fire as he performed Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” The judges were completely thrown, as they originally thought that it was Snoop himself. Guest judge Rob Riggle wasn’t as thrown, as he guessed Blake Griffin. Jeong thinks that it’s someone in the music industry and shared that it could be Young Thug.
Season 5, Episode 8 - "The Spicy 6 - The Competition Heats Up!"
This week the Chameleon was the last contestant to remove his real mask and speak to fans in a reflective visor instead. However, unlike the others, he talked about "the secrets" to success rather than an embarrassing story that most people didn't know. He spoke from a neon-colored throne surrounded by odd-looking plant life and glowing lights.
"The secret to getting it right is to do something that speaks to you," the Chameleon mused. "Like, here on the show, I find my groove by making songs my own. As a military kid, I always had to adapt from city to city. I became good at making friends, but saying goodbye every year — it really sucked. But, it made me understand the importance of unity, and now I have a solid base that always has my back. Tonight, I'm busting out a jam from one of those friends — another lizard, the dragon."
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The camera zoomed in for close-ups on a plate of sliced lemons, a pitcher of lemonade and a plate of brownies with a sign reading: "brownies for $ale." Chameleon then held up a toy airplane, and the camera focused on a captain's hat as well. With that, he began this week's performance: "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" by Busta Rhymes.
Afterward, Chameleon was subjected to the mind-reader machine, which showed that he had sneakers on his mind. He said: "This clue should take you a step in the right direction — or maybe the left." Jeong decided that the Chameleon had to be a professional hip-hop artist, suggesting rapper Young Thug as his first guess. Nicole Scherzinger took it a step further and guessed Snoop Dogg, and the other panelists had no objections.
Season 5, Episode 7 - "Super 8 - The Plot Chickens!"
Chameleon, once again, brought the '70s vibes to the stage. He said that he ended up meeting a legend, whom he referred to as the GOAT (greatest of all time). While he opened up about the meeting, an individual dressed in all green could be seen dancing around on stage. Chameleon got to meet his idol after winning a contest through a local radio station. The two got to work together at one point during his career. Chameleon and his idol then saw a man, dressed as a fly, go by with a briefcase that read “#2.” The clue package also featured a pair of deer butting heads.
Chameleon dedicated his performance of “Regulate” by Warren G featuring Nat Dogg, to his idol. McCarthy said that she still believes that Chameleon is Machine Gun Kelly. Jeong thinks that they’re an athlete, guessing Kyrie Irving. Scherzinger then guessed Waka Flocka Flame. Cluedle-Doo then entered the scene to share that he enjoyed Chameleon’s work on the “big screen” and that he was rooting for him at the Golden Globes.
Season 5, Episode 5
The Chameleon took things in a different direction for his clue package, as he appeared in a karate studio. He also noted that he’s determined to be a superhero to his little one, meaning that he’s a dad. Chameleon said that he has gone through a major transformation with “mind, body, and soul” through his martial arts practices. Other clues that could be seen in his package included a slippery road sign and a legion of clocks that were all set to 3:46.
Chameleon kept the good vibes going as he performed Dead Prez’s “Hip Hop.” The judges picked up on the fact that Chameleon likely has a background in the rap industry. Thicke even said that he knows who it is, guessing Wiz Khalifa, while McCarthy guessed Machine Gun Kelly.
Season 5, Episode 4
Viewers were able to see the Chameleon in a new element, an art studio. He spoke about embracing what makes himself unique, while a car with peaches on it appeared in the scene (which the judges took to mean that he could be from Georgia). The Chameleon also spoke about one of his loved ones who recently passed away, noting that he's continuing on with his message and journey in order to keep their spirit alive.
Just like Thicke said, Chameleon brought some major swag to the stage with his performance of "21 Questions" by 50 Cent. The judges were more than a little stumped as to who they could be, though. Jeong thought that it could be an athlete, guessing basketball player Iman Shumpert. Scherzinger was on a similar page with her guess of Dwyane Wade. McCarthy thought that it could be a rapper such as 2 Chainz.
Season 5, Episode 2 — "Shamrock and Roll"
The Chameleon walked onto the stage, and the judges quickly took notice of his height. His clue package kept the cool vibes going, as the masked celebrity could be seen riding a motorcycle with a pair of dice on it. Another clue that the judges pointed out was the number 23. Chameleon said that it was his "pops" who taught him to "keep up with the times." He was also seen in a tech-filled room complete with a soundboard, leading the judges to guess that he was possibly a DJ.0comments
Chameleon was as suave as could be as he performed "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly. After his performance, he told the judges, "I love being in front of people" whether that's "onstage or at home." Ken Jeong guessed that the individual is an athlete and that he's possibly Dwight Howard. Because of the fact that his clue package featured a reference to his father, Robin Thicke thought that it's Redfoo, whose father is famous record producer Berry Gordy. Although, Nicole Scherzinger thought that the show was throwing them a curveball and that it was Nick Cannon behind the mask, despite the fact that he has not been able to host the first few episodes of the program due to his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
Who is Chameleon? Everyone is wondering! The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. As previously noted, it's watchable live on FuboTV, which has a free trial promotion happening right now. Episodes are viewable the next day on Hulu if you're willing to dodge and social media clips in the meantime. We here at PopCulture.com will be preparing loads of coverage for The Masked Singer Season 5, so stay tuned!