The ninth season of “The Masked Singer” is officially down to two contestants.

On Wednesday night, the show revealed the identity of the California Roll. The act marked the first time in the competition’s history that five people made up one costume.

Here’s a look at the California Roll’s run on “The Masked Singer” — and who the mystery performers in the sushi roll costumes were.

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What we know about the California Roll on ‘The Masked Singer’ 2023

The California Roll made its “Masked Singer” debut during the third episode of the season.

During the episode, one member of the group revealed that the California Roll had performed on Broadway, per Screen Rant. One member of the group shared that he went to an Ivy League school, while another member mentioned how he used to be a DJ to pay the rent. A female member of the group — whose part of the clue package included a caricature with a tiger — said the group has “rubbed shoulders with the greats, from Dolly to Snoop,” and another member mentioned recently getting married, Screen Rant reported.

A final clue revealed the number 5 billion.

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Who is the California Roll on ‘The Masked Singer’ 2023?

Guesses from “The Masked Singer” panelists included:

  • Pentatonix.
  • The cast of “High School Musical.”
  • The cast of “The Lion King.”
  • The cast of “Pitch Perfect.”

Fans, meanwhile, widely believed that the mystery identity behind the California Roll was the a cappella group Pentatonix.

The group has 5 billion views on its YouTube channel, the entertainment site Gold Derby reported. Entertainment Weekly noted that Pentatonix singer Kirstin Maldonado starred in “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, and that singer Matt Sallee got married last year. Pentatonix singer Kevin Olusola, meanwhile, graduated with a degree from Yale, according to Talent Recap.

The drawing of the tiger could reference “Eye of the Tiger,” Pentatonix’s victory song on Season 3 of the competition show “The Sing-Off,” per Entertainment Weekly. Additionally, the group appeared on “The Voice” and performed “Jolene” alongside Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, and did a duet with Snoop Dogg on TikTok in 2021.

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So who was the California Roll? The mystery performers were indeed members of the group Pentatonix.


Who has been unmasked on ‘The Masked Singer’ 2023?

So far this season, the following celebrities have been unmasked:

  • Dick Van Dyke.
  • Sara Evans.
  • Debbie Gibson.
  • Grandmaster Flash.
  • Howie Mandel.
  • Michael Bolton.
  • Malin Akerman.
  • Lele Pons.
  • Alexa Bliss.
  • Holly Robinson Peete.
  • George Wendt.
  • Christine Quinn.
  • Dee Snider.
  • Alicia Witt.
  • Melissa Joan Hart.
  • Keenan Allen.
  • Lou Diamond Phillips.
  • Olivia Culpo.
  • Pentatonix.
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How to watch ‘The Masked Singer’ 2023 finale

“The Masked Singer” finale airs May 17 on Fox at 7 p.m. MDT. Episodes are available to stream the following day on Hulu.

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The finale episode will feature a showdown between the top two contestants: Macaw and Medusa.