'The Masked Singer' Blurred Lines Clue Seals the Deal on the Peacock's Identity

Last night The Masked Singer revealed a clue about the Peacock that made his identity all too clear. Find out what the "Blurred Lines" clue means and who may be hiding behind the plumed mask, here.

With just one week remaining until the Finale, The final five Masked Singer contestants, put everything on the stage in order to keep themselves in the competition. While at the end of the evening the crowd saw both the Rabbit (Joey Fatone) and the Lion (Rumer Willis) unmasked, these two singers' identities weren't the only ones revealed. During the show a specific clue about the Peacock emerged that might just change everything. The clue involves the popular song "Blurred Lines," written by none other than judge Robin Thicke. Though the clue may have been given to throw the judges off the scent, within it lies the key to the Peacock's identity.

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The judges came up with some new guesses for the Peacock's identity after hearing his episode 8 clues, but were their guesses correct? FOX

Before the Peacock's performance on episode 8, the audience was treated to a video clip with a series of clues about the identity of the Peacock. While many of the clues mirrored things we've heard in the past — loves magic/is a magician, has been a long-time performer— there were some new clues offered that may have been meant to divert from the Peacock's true identity. For us, though, they only served to nail down his identity even more. The Peacock has to be Donny Osmond. Here's what clued us in.

During the episode 8 clues, the Peacock made references to his "partner," "soldiers of affection," and Frank Sinatra's, "It Had To Be You." These clues caused some of the judges to lean back on guesses like Neil Patrick Harris and Harry Connick Jr., but when it comes down to it, both these men are 6 feet or more in stature, making them far too tall to fit the Peacock's 5' 9" inch frame.

The clue that really got both the judges and the audiences wheels turning, however, was a reference to judge Robin Thicke's hit song, "Blurred Lines."

"On one of my albums, I used 'Blurred Lines' as my inspiration," said the Peacock.

Thicke's gut reaction to hearing this brought out a guess that no one expected.

"I think it's Weird Al Yankovic," said Thicke.

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Weird Al Yankovic's "Word Crimes" is a parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Getty Images

In 2014, Yankovic released an album called Mandatory Fun, on which the artist placed a parody of Thicke's "Blurred Lines" song. The track was tilted "Word Crimes." Of course, as soon as Weird Al's name was mentioned, everyone and their brother started googling the parody artist's height, weight and sexual orientation and found that the facts don't check out. Weird Al Yankovic is not gay—he's been happily married to Suzanne Yankovic since 2001—stands six feet tall and weighs 174 pounds. All in all close, but no cigar. When you take the "Blurred Lines" clue and do a little investigation on Donny Osmond, however, things become startlingly clear.

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Donny Osmond's "The Soundtrack of My Life" released one year after Robin Thicke's 2013 hit, "Blurred Lines." Amazon

Thicke's "Blurred Lines" song released in 2013. One year later Donny Osmond released is most recent album, " The Soundtrack of My Life." While the album itself blurs together all the lines Osmond has crossed in his musical career, featuring songs from pop artists, folk singers, jazz crooners and more, there is nothing explicit in the titles or lyrics of the songs that suggest "Blurred Lines" as an inspiration. In an interview with UK Music Review, however, Osmond dropped a hint about inspiration behind one song's arrangement that points directly to Thicke's 2013 hit. In the interview, Osmond discusses the difficulty in creating an album of cover songs with one's own unique twist.

"It was a very difficult album for me to make because the whole concept behind this album could have very easily turned into a karaoke album … you don't want to do exactly what the original artist did but also you don't want to go too far from the original because that is what people fell in love with."

According to Osmond, he felt more at liberty to mess with some songs over others. One song in particular got a total remake by Osmond, and it holds the key to the Peacock's Identity.

"Songs like Peg, well, I really just messed up Peg the way that I wanted to do it. It is nothing like the original Steely Dan track at all; I just did it my own way, very much like 'Blurred Lines' that is popular at the moment."

While we can't say for certain that the Peacock is Donny Osmond, in our minds, no other contestant can even come close to filling those shoes. Add to it the "soldiers of affection " reference, plus the wig and multi-colored cape clues from week 6 and there's really no denying who's behind that mask.

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Donny Osmond dons the same multi-colored coat as the Peacock in his role as Joseph in the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. FOX/Getty Images

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