The Butterfly revealed that she was electrocuted during one of the rehearsals for her Masked Singer performance. The shocking revelation came when her song had ended and she began speaking to the coaches.
The Butterfly performed Bon Jovi's hit "Living on a Prayer" and it was greatly received, although nobody behind the scenes expected her - whoever she is - to actually go through with performing. At her performance's end, while speaking to Nick Cannon, she revealed what had happened. It turns out, the awesome lights and fog machines we see on stage come with some potential hazards. While accidents like this are not at all common, especially with all the rules that are enforced, it’s still alarming to hear a story of someone actually getting electrocuted just by standing on stage. So, how did this happen?
The stage effects on The Masked Singer are always excellent, but there was a flaw in one of the tricks this time around. According to Us, The Butterfly explained that something had short-circuited while she was on stage, sending volts of electricity throughout her body. The stage trick was supposed to be a carbon dioxide stage effect, but it went very wrong. The CO2 was supposed to go off, letting out mist to fill the stage, but a mishap caused something to spark under her feet. Luckily, the Butterfly was not seriously harmed and was able to perform with no issue. She even cracked a joke about the incident, saying "I don’t want to be dead on a prayer, I want to be livin,” referencing the song she performed.
Needless to say, she didn’t break character and the judges and America are still stumped with the Butterfly’s true identity. Some of the new hints she gave, though, might have brought fans one step closer to learning the truth. Firstly, she used to be a household name, but there was a controversy that led to her feeling of isolation. She received ridicule for whatever it was and people began speaking badly about her. Another detail may have pinned her hometown as London, England. Some of the proposed theories of the Butterfly’s real name are Fantasia, Mel B, Twiggy, Leona Lewis, and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child.
Both the fans and the judges are dying to know who this invulnerable Butterfly is and how, after being scared of another electrifying experience, she still managed to confidently get on stage and sing her heart out. As of now, the Butterfly is left with six other contestants, including the Flamingo, Skeleton, Black Widow, Thingamajig, and the Leopard. Most recently, the Skeleton was eventually unmasked and revealed to be Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s longtime bandleader.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8pm EST on Fox.