‘The Masked Singer’ Predictions: Fans Think The Caterpillar is Bobby Berk or Corey Taylor

If you watched the Oct. 13 episode of The Masked Singer, you were probably wowed by the Caterpillar’s performance. The latest wildcard to join the show impressed both audiences and panelists alike with his rendition of Beyoncé’s “If I Were a Boy” but no one seemed very sure of who was behind the mask. Let’s take a look at the predictions from fans about the Caterpillar and some of the clues they had to work with.

[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains potential spoilers for The Masked Singer Season 6]

The Caterpillar on The Masked Singer
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Some fans think the Caterpillar might be Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor

We have to admit it would be absolutely wild if Corey Taylor was the celebrity dressed as the Caterpillar. Members of the heavy metal band Slipknot are the last people we’d expect to take the stage on The Masked Singer but stranger things have happened. (Should we remind you of last year’s winner, T-Pain?)

One of the preseason clues for the Caterpillar mentioned having a connection with Taylor Swift. This led some super sleuths to think that was a hint to the Slipknot frontman’s last name, but could it be as simple as that?

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‘The Masked Singer’ panelists Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy think it could be a member of a boyband

Both Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger were leaning hard into the idea of it being a former boyband member under that mask of the Caterpillar. They tossed out Aaron Carter, as well as Backstreet Boys AJ McLean and Howie Dorough. With only one performance and a handful of clues, since this was the Caterpillar’s first night, there wasn’t a lot to go on. 

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What clues did the Caterpillar give on his first night on ‘The Masked Singer?’

The Caterpillar’s costume is bright yellow with pink trim, but something interesting to note is the presence of braces on his teeth. This could be a hint to a “boy” as kids often have to wear braces and this might be another check in the box of a boy band member. He also said he went to jail. The only member of Backstreet Boys who’s been to jail is Nick Carter, brother of Aaron. That would knock both McLean and Dorough out of the running, but what if he didn’t mean literal jail? 

The connection to Taylor Swift has us stumped, but she does have at least one song where she mentions jail. In her 2017 song, Ready for It she uses the word jailer and there are a few images of what could be a rundown jail in the music video. Could this be the connection to Swift? We just don’t know.

There was also an image of Hurricane Bob which struck Florida in 1985, as well as a picture of the Great Lakes. The five Great Lakes and the name “Bob,” plus, the Caterpillar’s mention of metamorphosis has other people thinking it might be Bobby Berk from Queer Eye. The number five could be a hint to the five men who star in the show and the name Bob is just a shortened version of Bobby. 

There’s no way to know for sure who’s behind the mask of the Caterpillar until the reveal so audiences will have to wait and see for themselves. Check back with Showbiz Cheat Sheet for the latest coverage on The Masked Singer, which airs Wednesday nights on Fox.