MASKED Singer fans are convinced that Panda is a HUGE pop singer Ellie Goulding.
Panda made it through to the next stage following their rendition of Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff, and now fans reckon they know who is hiding behind the cuddly bear costume.
The Starry Eyed singer, 35, is a popular theory among viewers primarily because there were also nods towards a music career.
One fan wrote: “I think Panda is Ellie Goulding! #TheMaskedSinger”
“Is Panda Ellie Goulding? #TheMaskedSinger,” another posted.
A third agreed: “Panda is maybe Ellie Goulding. #TheMaskedSinger”
“#TheMaskedSinger I’m getting Ellie Goulding vibes from Panda,” a fourth added.
Panda has kept viewers guessing after performances of Dua Lipa’s Levitating and Hot Stuff by Donna Summer.
The cuddly bear appeared in a Scout uniform and explored the great outdoors in its introductory video.
It initially led the judges and some fans to speculate it was an adventurer, but further clues pointed in a very different direction.
The character said they were both shy and outgoing, which married up to their performance.
Beginning with knees shaking, they soon bust out rhythmic moves and had the judges up on their feet as they sang Dua Lipa’s hit Levitating.
There were also nods towards involvement with a talent show, with BRIT award winner Ellie performing on Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor.
Another strong contender isBritain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.
The cute bear mentioned that it isn’t the first time theyve been animated, prompting some to remember Alesha voiced Powerpuff Girl Bliss.
Also during one VT there was a crate that said Talent Show Musical Night which could have been a reference to Britains Got Talent, on which Alesha is a judge.
Host Joel Dommett dubbed Panda “one of his favourite characters” to ever be on the programme.
“Panda is just really brilliant, they really get involved in the character, they bring so much to it,” he explained.
“They are one the best characters on the show ever, they are brilliant,” as Mo described them as his “favourite personality” on the show.
He added: “Whoever is in there they seem like a really fun person; they interact with the crowd”.
Meanwhile, some fans speculated that it’sNatalie Imbrugliabehind the mask.
One person tweeted: “Panda is 100 per cent Natalie Imbruglia and she must win.”
Another said: “Panda is Natalie Imbruglia. I would bet my house on it.”
Someone else wrote: “This series has had me stumped for the most part, but going by the voice I do reckon that Panda could be Natalie Imbruglia.”
And a fourth added: “Listening to the voice closely it sounds like Natalie Imbruglia.”
Natalie, 46, is best known for her huge hit Torn and also starred as Beth Brennan in Australian soap Neighbours in the early 90s.