‘The Masked Singer’ Revealed The Cupcake is Ruth Pointer

It’s been a wild ride for Fox’s The Masked Singer Season 6 so far, and it keeps getting better. So far, the series has revealed major stars like Toni Braxton, Tyga, and Vivica A. Fox. There was also that insane reveal of Larry the Cable Guy as the bizarre Baby bouncing around on stage. This week fans were in for another shock when the Cupcake was unmasked.

[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 6.]

'The Masked Singer' revealed the Cupcake to be Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters
The Cupcake on ‘The Masked Singer’ | FOX Networks

The Cupcake’s clue package hinted at diners and food on ‘The Masked Singer’

We know the contestants on The Masked Singer are in charge of writing a lot of their clues, and it helps fans guess who might be behind the mask. The Cupcake’s clues showed the character in a diner, a coffee pot, and some heart-shaped pancakes. That wasn’t all, though. We also saw the Cupcake being swarmed by paparazzi on a red carpet and taking selfies on a few of the promos for the show. The character also mentioned being “used to sharing the spotlight,” which would indicate that they were a part of a group.

Some fans thought it might be Kim Kardashian-West behind the mask, but the voice for the Cupcake had a pretty heavy southern accent. She said she was performing for a friend with health issues, adding another clue to the ever-growing list.

Other fans took into account a shot of a bottle of whiskey in the clue package. There were also some men in black suits punching in the numbers 1-9-8-3 into the phone. Some believed this could reference the release date of the group The Pointer Sisters’ most popular album. The image of the coffee pot could be a nod to the group’s song “Black Coffee.” Even Nicole Scherzinger noted that the bottle of whiskey could be a hint at Whiskey-A-Go-Go. It so happens that the R&B group did perform at Whiskey-A-Go-Go.

The Cupcake performed ‘Heatwave’ by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Continuing with the food theme (well, yeah, it’s a cupcake, so it makes sense), the Cupcake sang and danced to Heatwave by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Panelists were thrilled with the performance, and Jenny McCarthy shouted out, “Oh my God! Who IS this?” Robin Thicke, another panelist, was impressed by the vocals and the stage presence. First guesses included everything from Whoopi Goldberg to Ru Paul to Roberta Flack.

Panelist Ken Jeong even thought the heart-shaped pancakes might be the legendary Tina Turner. However, the audience didn’t seem to agree with this.


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‘The Masked Singer’ revealed the Cupcake to be Ruth Pointer from The Pointer Sisters

When The Masked Singer revealed the Cupcake, the audience was shocked to see the legendary Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters. 

The Masked Singer still has several performers to reveal including the Bull, the Caterpillar, the Pepper, the Hamster, and more. Check out Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s coverage of The Masked Singer reveals every Wednesday. The show airs on Fox at 8 p.m. ET.