The general consensus these days is the Kitty is none other than Jackie Evancho — who was the runner-up on America’s Got Talent in 2010. (She also returned for AGT: The Champions in 2019.) Jackie was only 10 at the time, and one of the clues the Kitty has shared is that she was very young when she began her career. Additionally, the Kitty has suffered from body image issues, just like Jackie.
Other clues have also pointed to Jackie as being behind the Kitty mask. In April, the Kitty mentioned her connection to Robert Redford, which confused judges at first. However, Robert actually directed and co-starred with Jackie in The Company You Keep — her first movie — in 2011.
“The first time we met, it was lit,” the Kitty also said of The Masked Singer judge, Robin Thicke. Lo and behold, both Robin and Jackie performed at a tree lighting ceremony held at the Grove in Los Angeles back in 2011.
Another clue revealed the Kitty believes “Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year.” Which makes perfect sense, considering Jackie’s two holiday albums (O Holy Night and Heavenly Christmas) have managed to go gold.
If you’re still not completely convinced the Kitty is Jackie, go ahead and take a look at the voice comparison video, below.
If the Kitty ends up making it all the way to the Season 3 finale on May 20, viewers could still have a couple more weeks before they find out for sure. But at this point, is there really any doubt that Jackie is the Kitty on The Masked Singer? Seriously.
Be sure to catch The Masked Singer at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox.