Who Is Seashell on ‘The Masked Singer’? All Signs Point to This Former Disney Channel Star

Seashell, "The Masked Singer"
Photo: Michael Becker/FOX.

If you found yourself wondering, “Who is Seashell on The Masked Singer?” after the season 5 premiere, you’re not alone. Since the first episode of the current season, viewers have been obsessed over the real identity of Seashell, a former child star with a powerhouse voice.

For those who are first-time watchers of The Masked Singer, here’s a short explainer on the show: The Masked Singer is based on the South Korean show, King of Masked Singer, which sees celebrities perform in head-to-toe costumes as judges and live studio audience members try to guess their identities. One by one, the celebrities are eliminated and reveal their identities to the judges and viewers at home until there is one masked singer left standing. That contestant is declared the winner. In the past, The Masked Singer‘s winners have included T-Pain (a.k.a. Monster), Wayne Brady (a.k.a. Fox), Kandi Burruss (a.k.a. Night Angel) and LeAnn Rimes (a.k.a. Sun).

And before you think The Masked Singer is only for D-list stars, here are the stats for season 5: This season’s contestants boast a combined 26 Grammy nominations, nine multi-platinum singles, four Oscar nominations, three Super Bowl performances, six Olympic Gold Medals and two World Records.

There are also some changes to this season. The first is the introduction of wildcard contestants, who have the chance to unseat another contestant and join the race for the coveted Golden Mask trophy. There are 10 non-wildcard contestants who are split into two groups of five: Group A and Group B. Another change is that Nick Cannon—who hosted The Masked Singer full time from seasons 1 through 4—will be replaced by Niecy Nash for the first few episodes.

So that’s what we know about The Masked Singer season 5. But who is Seashell on The Masked Singer? Well, read on for the most believable theories ahead.

Seashell, "The Masked Singer"

Image: Michael Becker/FOX.

Who is Seashell on The Masked Singer?


She was famous when she was young. She’s had different careers and wondered if singing was her real passion. She hasn’t sang in a long time. 


“No two shells are the same”

Hot dog


Cowboy hat

Witch’s broom



Tia or Tamera Mowry

Tia, Tamera Mowry

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The main guess for Seashell on The Masked Singer is either Tia and Tamera Mowry. The Mowry sisters were both 16 years old when Sister, Sister premiered on ABC in 1994, which would make them child stars like Seahorse described herself as. The chameleon could also be a clue to the twins’ 1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode, “The Tale of the Chameleons.” As for the witch’s broom, that could also be a nod to the sisters’ 2005 Disney Channel original movie, Twitches. The quote, “No two shells are the same,” could also be about how Tia and Tamera are twins but are still different people. As for which sister it is, that part we don’t know. But if we had to guess, it would be Tamera, who stars on The Real with former Masked Singer contestant Adrienne Bailon, a.k.a. Flamingo.

The Masked Singer season 5 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX. Here’s how to watch it for free.

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